The report presents information about cycling in Great Britain, mainly at the national level, and also outlines the UK's National Cycling Strategy. Its statistics are intended to inform debate, and enable local authorities to compare cycling in their areas with the national situation. It first examines trends in cycle traffic and ownership, and the characteristics of cycle users and cycle journeys. It then considers various aspects of cycling to work, including the relationship with car ownership, with maps of the proportions cycling to work in different parts of Great Britain in 1981 and 1991 and a chart of proportions cycling to work by region in 1995. Subsequent sections provide data about: cycling in London, districts with high bicycle usage, purpose-built cycle ways, trends in accidents involving cyclists, and bicycle crime. British sources of data about cycling are discussed. The National Cycling Strategy was launched at a national conference in July 1996. It aims to establish a culture in the UK, which encourages more use of bicycles, develops good practice, and seeks innovative, practical, and effective ways of improving cyclists' facilities. It considers it realistic to attempt to double existing levels of cycling by 2002. The report's Annex presents the Key Outputs of the Strategy.

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    Her Majesty Stationary Office

    49 High Holborn
    London WC1V 6HB,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1996


  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 40 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00729800
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-11-551864-9
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 26 1996 12:00AM