Cycling grew more than other transport types over the pandemic, data shows

Latest Department for Transport figures show that cycling continued its rise in 2021, but may have now fallen away

Cyclists in London
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Cycling continued to grow in 2021 as other forms of transport fell, new data from the Department of Transport has shown.

A new Road Traffic Estimates document, published on Wednesday, shows that while cycling decreased between the peak of lockdown in 2020 and lessened measures in 2021, it remained above 2019 levels by 15.7%.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.