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Sadiq Khan wants to overcome Boris Johnson’s efforts by announcing a £770m cycling fund

Sadiq Khan wants to overcome Boris Johnson’s efforts by announcing a £770m cycling fund

Environment, News, ReportingWeek1, Transport
The Mayor of London announced a ‘record investment’ in cycling initiatives. He promised £770m to be spent over the next five years. On Monday morning, Sadiq Khan presented an ambitious plan to increase cyclist numbers. The announcement came after his administration was criticized for not being as strong in committing to new bike routes as his predecessor Boris Johnson. The fund is part of Transport for London’s draft business plan, and will involve spending £154 million a year for infrastructure and promoting cycling. This is £4 million less than the £158 million spent last year by Boris Johnson. However, Mr. Khan's cycling schemes promises double the amount of money spent by the former Mayor over his second four-year term, which was £302 million. Two new Cycle Superhighways to se
London’s roads – how safe are cyclists?

London’s roads – how safe are cyclists?

Blogs, Culture
19,000 cyclists are killed or injured in reported road incidents each year according to a 2014 survey by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) Report by: Amie Filcher Sub-editor: Steff Humm The London Underground project devised an award-winning proposal in February which suggests transforming London’s disused underground tunnels into functioning cycle routes. It is yet to be seen whether these proposals will be implemented. The hopes of this project were to tackle the risk to cyclists on London’s roads, as 75 percent of fatal or serious cyclist accidents happening in urban areas according to ROSPA. With twice the number of cyclists taking to Britain’s roads the risk to each individual cyclist has dropped by 34 percent. However, the number of cycling casualties