Cycling Around London
People who cycled in cities were found to have better self-perceived general health, better mental health, greater vitality, lower self-perceived stress and fewer feelings of loneliness.
The study formed part of the EU-funded PASTA project and was carried out in seven European cities: Antwerp, Barcelona, London, Örebro, Rome, Vienna and Zurich. Published in Environment International, it was led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and included Imperial College London researchers.
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Huge improvements have been made to the cycling network in London City over the last few years, with more cycle lanes, driver awareness campaigns and extensions to the Santander Cycles scheme. With the right safety precautions, cycling is a unique way to experience and enjoy the city.
As part of the Streetspace for London programme, TfL is also adding an initial 1,000 extra cycle parking spaces across London, focused around busy areas, such as high streets and transport hubs.