Cyclist numbers overtake car drivers on key main roads, data shows

Cycling UK say that "vision and investment" is needed from local and national government to get more people on bikes

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Cyclists now outnumber motorists on certain A-roads in the UK, including key streets in London, according to analysis of 2020 Department of Transport data.

As much as 87 per cent of traffic on sections of Lambeth Road in south London is made up by cyclists, and 81 per cent of traffic on Royal Mint Street in the City of London is people on bikes, the Sunday Times reported.

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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.