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New data shows “dramatic improvement” in London’s air quality

City Hall has published new data showing ‘dramatic’ improvements in air quality across London since 2016. The report, which includes new data from the Environmental Research Group now at Imperial College London, reveals that the number of state primary and secondary schools located in areas exceeding legal pollution limits (NO2) …

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School Streets air quality monitoring project launched

City Hall has launched an air quality monitoring project to give the “most accurate indication yet” of the benefits of School Streets. TfL has funded 430 new School Streets – where roads surrounding schools are closed to motor traffic at drop-off and pick-up times – across London through its Streetspace …

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TfL celebrates ten years of cycle hire in capital

TfL is celebrating a decade of cycle hire in the capital. On 30th July 2010, TfL introduced cycle hire to Londoners with 350 docking stations across eight London boroughs. Today, these numbers have more than doubled: Londoners now have access to 781 docking stations and more than 12,000 bikes, with …

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Mayor launches online cycle training course for Londoners

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has today launched the first online cycle training course for Londoners to give more people the confidence to start cycling – whether they’re taking it up for the first time or returning to it. The Cycle Skills course, which is available on the TfL …

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Work starts to transform Bishopsgate as part of Mayor of London’s Streetspace plans

TfL will start work this week to transform one of central London’s major thoroughfares into a “less intimidating place” which prioritises walking and cycling. The new traffic restrictions between Shoreditch and London Bridge are a key part of the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and TfL’s Streetspace plans, which will …

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Euston Road temporary cycle lane construction begins

Construction has started on a brand new temporary cycle lane on Euston Road as part of the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and TfL’s Streetspace for London plans to transform streets to accommodate a possible ten-fold increase in cycling and five-fold increase in walking. The new protected temporary cycle lane …

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TfL to expand Santander Cycles scheme to keep up with “unprecedented” demand

TfL has set out plans to expand the Santander Cycles scheme to keep up with “unprecedented” demand. Last month was the best May in London’s cycle hire scheme’s ten-year history, TfL said, with 1,120,620 hires. Last month also had the highest ever number of hires in a single week – …

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Majority of Londoners support measures to give cyclists and pedestrians most space

The majority of Londoners support moves by the Mayor, Transport for London and local councils to give more space to pedestrians and cyclists, a new poll on behalf of Centre for London and London Environment Directors’ Network (LEDNet) has found. The polling was commissioned by Centre for London to explore …

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Byford appointed TfL commissioner

Former New York City Transit Authority chief Andy Byford has been named London’s new Transport Commissioner. The appointment was confirmed today by Sadiq Khan and TfL following an international recruitment process. He will join TfL on 29th June, with the current commissioner, Mike Brown MVO, staying on until 10th July …

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Car-free streets to enable safe walking and cycling in London

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and TfL have today announced plans to transform parts of central London into “one of the largest car-free zones in any capital city in the world”. This is necessary to enable safe social distancing on public transport in London as lockdown restrictions are eased, …

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