Mayor of London to spend 770 million pounds on London cycling

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced plans to spend £770 million on cycling in London.

The plans include two new cycle superhighways, one from Tower Bridge to Greenwich and another from Olympia to Hounslow. The funding breaks down to around £17 per head, a figure which rivals pro-cycling countries such as Denmark and the Netherlands.

The chief executive of the London Cycling Campaign, Ashok Sinha, said the investment “shows the mayor is serious about meeting his promises to triple the extent of London’s protected cycle lanes, fix the most dangerous junctions and enable boroughs to implement major walking and cycling schemes... It will help make London a better, greener, healthier and less congested city.”

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