Well, the Bike Week UK is well under way. In my little town very little is happening, save one woman from the County Council handing out free cycle maps in the population hotspot around town. A startling number of people had no idea we have many kilometres of cycle paths in town, let alone a map of them. Awareness-raising is so important.
Happy to report lots more people out on bikes in this fine weather though. 🙂
Much is afoot in pioneering London though:
The Bike Doctor makes his monthly visit to City Hall. (A brilliant idea that deserves to spread fast.) The London major: “We’re doing everything we can to increase the number of cyclists in the capital, and this involves encouraging our own staff to cycle to work. The bike doctor visits will help ensure my staff have bikes that are safe to ride, and I’d love to see these sorts of initiatives rolled out in places of work all around the capital.” Fabulous to see politicians leading the way for once.
Also in the capital: Transport for London has released figures showing that the number of cyclists has risen 91% to 500,000+ journeys every day in the capital since TfL was founded in 2000. An estimated 20,500 more cycle journeys were made every day between March 2007 and March 2008!
News from BikeforAll.net.