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Bikes Could Be More Common Than Cars in London by 2019

A new report from Transport for London details the drastic growth of bike travel in one of the world's most famous and powerful cities.
March 29, 2016, 6am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"In three years there could be more people cycling into central London in the mornings than driving," reports Laura Laker from a document released recently by Transport for London.

The Human Streets document, as its called, "describes the progress of Boris Johnson’s cycling vision, launched three years ago, and says the next mayor should keep investing in cycling to keep London moving," writes Laker.

Laker provides more insight into the document, including the headlining statistic about the growth of biking in London: "In 2000 there were 11 cars for every bike, in 2014 it was two cars to every bike. In three years, if trends continue, it says, there will be more people cycling than driving into central London."

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Published on Thursday, March 24, 2016 in
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