Big increases in London commuting

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Big increases in London commuting

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:45 am

Clearly London is doing something right, they are now reporting that 25% of road users are bicycles

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/move-over-amsterdam-the-london-cycling-revolution-is-in-top-gear-8671069.html

From the 4 photos in the gallery, I notice two things;
1. Only one rider without a helmet
2. Not that many female riders
If the R-1 rule is broken, what happens to N+1?

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Re: Big increases in London commuting

Postby TTar » Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:14 pm

3. Even the bus taking up all that space is mostly empty
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Re: Big increases in London commuting

Postby find_bruce » Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:48 pm

Nice article, & good to see that the standard of bogan comments is similar in blighty
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Re: Big increases in London commuting

Postby Tornado » Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:57 pm

find_bruce wrote:Nice article, & good to see that the standard of bogan comments is similar in blighty

It's exactly what we are used to here hey? As always "Haters gonna Hate"!
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Re: Big increases in London commuting

Postby trailgumby » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:54 pm

Tornado wrote:
find_bruce wrote:Nice article, & good to see that the standard of bogan comments is similar in blighty

It's exactly what we are used to here hey? As always "Haters gonna Hate"!

Ahem! It's "chavs" ;)

But it's good to see them having their backsides handed to them by the pro-cycling commenters.
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Re: Big increases in London commuting

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:41 pm

With participation rates like that it's only a matter of time before the "I hate bicycles" tribe dies out.

Seriously, 25%!? When there are other places hoping to get to 5% that is absolutely extraordinary.
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Re: Big increases in London commuting

Postby Big_Red » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:00 pm

"the Mayor has budgeted £913 million for cycling schemes" - That is > AU$1.5 billion :shock:

We'd be lucky to even get 5% of that spent of cycling infrastructure across our entire country...

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Re: Big increases in London commuting

Postby BrownBike » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:38 pm

when you live in London, driving a car isn't really an option. It might also help that Boris is a big cycling fan himself http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/mar/10/boris-johnson-plan-to-make-cycling-fun

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