Organisation: Transport for London (TfL)
Date of Publication: June 2023
Uploaded to Knowledge Centre: 28 June 2023
Transport for London launched this plan to increase levels of cycling, while ensuring that those riding become more representative of the capital’s diverse communities.
The Cycling Action plan sets two new targets:
- Growing the number of daily cycle journeys to 1.6 million by 2030, up by a third from 1.2 million in 2022
- Ensuring that 40% of Londoners live within 400 metres of the Cycleway network by 2030, up from the current level of 22% in 2022
TfL’s research suggests that people from under-represented groups are open to taking up cycling. The plan outlines ambitious evidence-led measures to support these groups by addressing the barriers they face.
This includes targets for installing 42,000 secure residential cycle parking spaces by 2030, funding cycle training for more than 40,000 children and 20,000 adults during 2023 and supporting more community-led interventions.
TfL is also exploring the possibility of, subject to funding, adding concessionary fares to the capital’s Santander Cycles hire scheme to support the most disadvantaged Londoners.
The past two decades have seen significant growth in cycling in London, with a 155% increase in the number of daily cycle journeys since 2000.
This includes a 13% increase in daily cycle journeys between 2019 and 2022, despite Londoners making fewer trips across all transport modes in 2022 than in 2019.
Click on the link below to access the plan (scroll down the page for the link):