Sadiq Khan is not messing about. Since becoming the Mayor of London, he's already made it cheaper to take the bus, sorted out the night tube and he's now pledged to spend a whopping £770 million to get more of us zipping around town on two wheels.
His plan is to put the cash towards new cycling programmes, unfinished projects and infrastructure works over the next five years including two new cycle superhighways – the CS4 from Tower Bridge to Greenwich and the CS9 from Olympia to Hounslow.
Sadiq also hopes to invest in more 'mini-Holland' cycling areas, like the one in Walthamstow, where roads are partially closed off to reduce traffic levels and make them safer for cyclists and pedestrians.
It's all part of his plan to make good on his manifesto promises – and from the looks of things, he's doing a pretty good job on the transport side of things. If he could just sort out the Piccadilly line, that really would be a Christmas miracle.Share the story