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The new thing in London, old and young people, cycling or on two wheel scooters, some times whole family's on the scooters, and the dog in tow.

London has experienced a cycling boom since the turn of the 21st century, with the number of journeys made by bicycle in Greater London having doubled between 2000 and 2012 to over 540,000 per day, according to the Department for Transport.The extent of the rise in popularity of cycling as a mode of transport around London varies between sources, for example Transport for London (TfL) reported a 150% increase from 2000 to 2011, and it varies between regions within the city, for example on Cheapside cycles were reported to make up over half of rush-hour traffic.

In January 2013, Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, appointed London's first Cycling Commissioner, tasked with making it a safer and more popular mode of transport in the capital. In December 2013, TfL published a draft map of a "Central London Grid" of new cycle routes.

A spate of cyclist deaths in London occurred in November 2013, drawing heavy criticism of TfL's cycle facilities and sparking protests and calls for rapid safety improvements from politicians, cycling organisations and the media.Info Wiki.

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  • Copyright: Iain Richardson (RhodieIke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 819 W: 1 N: 2616] (11512)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-05-03
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-05-07 3:37
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