London Becoming a Bike City

Cycling is on the rise in London, where thousands of commuters fill the streets every morning and the number of trips has more than doubled since 2000.

"The phenomenon of cycle congestion is afflicting a growing number of junctions in inner London. Cyclists jostle for space in the green cycle boxes at the head of traffic lights; they race each other to be first through the narrow gap in the cycle path; they even argue over the last available space in the cycle rack."

"The cyclist may still be an endangered species in most of Britain, but London is in the grip of an unprecedented cycling boom. The number of cycle journeys in the capital has doubled since 2000 to more than half a million a day. In the morning peak in the City, 40 per cent of the vehicles are now bikes."

"The success of Britain's Olympic cycling team has spilt over on to the street, with thousands of people commuting on single-speed bikes designed for velodromes."

Full Story: Olympic success provokes a chain reaction as millions turn to bikes

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