Tag Archives: Mayor of London

TfL to expand Santander Cycles scheme to keep up with “unprecedented” demand

TfL has set out plans to expand the Santander Cycles scheme to keep up with “unprecedented” demand. Last month was the best May in London’s cycle hire scheme’s ten-year history, TfL said, with 1,120,620 hires. Last month also had the highest ever number of hires in a single week – …

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Majority of Londoners support measures to give cyclists and pedestrians most space

The majority of Londoners support moves by the Mayor, Transport for London and local councils to give more space to pedestrians and cyclists, a new poll on behalf of Centre for London and London Environment Directors’ Network (LEDNet) has found. The polling was commissioned by Centre for London to explore …

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Byford appointed TfL commissioner

Former New York City Transit Authority chief Andy Byford has been named London’s new Transport Commissioner. The appointment was confirmed today by Sadiq Khan and TfL following an international recruitment process. He will join TfL on 29th June, with the current commissioner, Mike Brown MVO, staying on until 10th July …

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Car-free streets to enable safe walking and cycling in London

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and TfL have today announced plans to transform parts of central London into “one of the largest car-free zones in any capital city in the world”. This is necessary to enable safe social distancing on public transport in London as lockdown restrictions are eased, …

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More details unveiled on Mayor’s Streetspace Plan to increase cycling post-lockdown

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and TfL have unveiled their London Streetspace programme which will rapidly transform London’s streets to accommodate a possible tenfold increase in cycling and a fivefold increase in walking when lockdown restrictions are eased. “With London’s public transport capacity potentially running at a fifth of …

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Mayor’s Streetspace Plan could see cycling increased tenfold post-lockdown

As the UK lockdown heads into its second phase, Mayor of London’s walking and cycling commissioner Will Norman outlines how London could adapt to enable socially-distanced travel… With London’s public transport capacity potentially running at a fifth of pre-crisis levels, up to eight million journeys a day will need to …

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Mayor triples protected cycle space in London ahead of schedule

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has tripled the amount of protected cycle space in London since 2016. There are now 162 kilometres of protected lanes that are either complete or under construction, up from 50 kilometres in 2016. Laid out end to end, this would stretch from Leicester Square …

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