Almost 8,000 new cycle spaces are to be created across the capital thanks to a £3.5 million investment by Transport for London.
The cash has been allocated to 30 London boroughs and will help meet a need identified in TfL’s Cycle Parking Implementation Plan which highlighted that thousands of new spaces were essential to supporting and encouraging increased levels of cycling.
Boroughs will be responsible for providing the spaces, the first of which are due to be in place by the spring.
Confirmed schemes include 600 new spaces to enable people to cycle to key destinations in City of London and Westminster, 80 new spaces in Wandsworth’s four town centres, and 30 new spaces at two Tube stations in Ealing.
Will Norman, London’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner, said: “We are determined to get more Londoners onto their bikes to help to tackle congestion and make the city greener.
“As well as continuing to make cycling safer, we know it’s vital that we make the beginning and the end of people’s journeys as simple and hassle free as possible.
“Alongside our investment in high-quality routes, we are extremely pleased that this new funding for cycle parking facilities will enable thousands more Londoners from all corners of the capital to hop on a bike.”
Penny Rees, TfL’s Head of Healthy Streets Investment and Delivery, added: “Thousands more Londoners each year are discovering the many benefits of cycling, from better health to reduced carbon emissions, but we know how frustrating it can be when there’s nowhere to leave your bike at the start or end of a journey.
“Our investment with the boroughs will help to ensure that our streets are geared up for cycling, making it even easier, quicker and more attractive for people to go about their everyday journeys by bike.”