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Brits are cycling more, DfT stats show

Cycle mileage grows again
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Department for Transport figures released today reveal that cycle mileage was 3.8 percent higher in 2014 than in 2013, with 3.25 billion miles travelled. Car use in miles is growing at about 1.3 percent a year.

In 1949, Brits cycled 14.7 million miles a year. By 1966 this had decreased by an astonishing 10 million miles a year. However, bike traffic has now risen every year since 2008.

Sustrans Policy Director, Jason Torrance, said:

"It's heartening to see cycling on the rise yet again in these latest figures. More and more people are taking to bikes to avoid the cost, inconvenience and congestion that comes with running a car.

“The numbers also make the argument for more of the transport budget to be spent on cycling infrastructure even more compelling. Demand for cycling is swelling every year and Government must do more to help keep them safe and provide convenient routes."

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/tra04-pedal-cycle-traffic#history

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/road-traffic-estimates-for-great-britain-january-to-march-2015

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