London, United Kingdom – Mayor Sadiq Khan of London confirms that three years after he took office in 2016, the number of protected cycling infrastructure built within the capital has since doubled. Mayor Khan describes it as a significant delivery breakthrough in allowing more cycling in the city.
Cycle Paths Doubled From 53 km to 116 km
In a speech he gave in front of the principal policymakers, Mayor Khan said that the cycling infrastructure improvement can be tagged as a “Tale of Two Cities.” He also commended the councils such as Camden, Hackney, Waltham Forest, and Enfield, as well as the City of London Corporation for their work in creating a high-quality framework for walking and cycling. On the other hand, he criticized Westminster and other boroughs for maintaining their status quo which he says is hurting the health and well-being of Londoners.
According to the Mayor, thanks to the boroughs supporting him, he is right on track in meeting the promise he made to the London Cycling Campaign in increasing the number of protected areas produced for cycling throughout London by May of 2020. His main aim is to improve the air quality of the city while tackling the inactivity crisis.