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The city of London was barely designed for horse and cart leave alone automobile. But here is good news. The numbers of cars are being outnumbered by cyclists.
Transport for London’s latest report makes an interesting reading. The study has found that number of cars has been halved in the last 15 years: 137,000 per day were coming in 2000, compared to 64,000 in 2014.
What is more impressive is that the transfer to alternative transport: During the same period, cyclists trebled from 12,000 to 36,000, and the number of rush-hour cyclists is expected to outnumber motorists in a few years.
All this is a welcome and necessary accomplishment for a city that’s seen double-digit population growth over the same period. With London growing larger and dense, other transport solutions like subways, buses and bikes have to grow to meet demand. Increasingly, cars just really aren’t part of the equation for rush-hour London.