How are Sadiq Khan’s six promised cycleways from 2018 progressing?

As Transport for London announce that construction will soon start on the next phase of C23 (Lea Bridge to Dalston Cycleway), I thought it would be a good opportunity to look at the current status of the six cycleways promised by Sadiq Khan in 2018. Link to original press release by the Greater London Authority:Continue reading “How are Sadiq Khan’s six promised cycleways from 2018 progressing?”

Land Grabs – London’s easy-to-deliver backstreet cycleways 

When it comes to the planning and design of new cycleways in London, two things have dramatically changed since March 2020: firstly, Transport for London (TfL) have had to tighten their belts, resulting in fewer planned large-scale cycleway schemes, and secondly, in an attempt to ‘build back better’ numerous new low-traffic neighbourhoods (LTN) have beenContinue reading “Land Grabs – London’s easy-to-deliver backstreet cycleways “

2022 New Infrastructure Review

2021 and 2022 have been the worst years for new cycle infrastructure in London for perhaps a decade. This is because between spring 2020 and summer 2022, central government refused to negotiate a long-term funding settlement with Transport for London (TfL), leading to a freeze in investment for most new cycleway schemes. This means, thoseContinue reading “2022 New Infrastructure Review”

2021 New Infrastructure Review

2021 has not been an amazing year for new cycle infrastructure in London. This is largely due to Transport for London’s (TfL) precarious financial situation, with many permanent schemes put on hold or cancelled. On top of this, unlike 2020, the number of new pop-up cycleways delivered has dramatically fallen, while some implemented last yearContinue reading “2021 New Infrastructure Review”

London Cycle Infrastructure Through Time

Cycling in London was first taken seriously in the 2010s. I decided to create a series of time-lapse videos looking at how cycle infrastructure has grown in the capital since 2009.  This is the first article of two. Lambeth-Southwark-Rotherhithe This area has benefitted hugely from TfL investment over the last 10 years, with multiple routes beingContinue reading “London Cycle Infrastructure Through Time”