Whatever one thought of Boris Johnson, he certainly was big and bold on bikes. There has been some worry that his successor was not quite so committed, but London Mayor Sadik Khan has now promised to invest a pile of money in cycling infrastructure. From his press release:
I said in my manifesto that I’d be the most pro-cycling Mayor London has ever had. Today I’m delighted to confirm that TfL will be spending twice as much on cycling over the next five years compared to the previous Mayor. Making cycling safe and easier can provide huge benefits for us all – improving our health, cleaning up our toxic air, and helping tackle congestion. By spending £770 million over the course of the next TfL Business Plan, we’ll now be spending the same per head as Denmark and the Netherlands – places famous around the world for their cycling.