Cycling levels fall 5% in England as post-pandemic decline continues

Cycling might be up from before Covid, but only just

A cyclist in London
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Cycling rates in England have continued to fall since their high during the Covid pandemic, with the statistics labelled as a "wake up call for the government" by Cycling UK.

Data published on Thursday by the Department for Transport showed that cycling has fallen 5.2% in the year to June 2023 compared to the previous year, and was jsut  0.6% on pre-pandemic levels. This is despite the pandemic prompting assurances of a "cycling revolution" in 2020 from then Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

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