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There's going to be more cyclists than motorists on London's roads in the next few years

Isabelle Aron

Whether you're a hardcore, Lycra-clad cyclist or a fair-weathered pedaller, more people than ever are whizzing around London on two wheels these days. In fact, new figures from TfL show that cyclists will start to outnumber car drivers entering central London in rush hour over the next few years.

The number of car drivers has dropped from 137,000 in 2000 to 64,000 in 2014, while the number of cyclists has tripled over the same time period, from 12,000 to 36,000. It's good news, then, that London's longest segregated bike lane has just opened across from Vauxhall Bridge, with more set to open this summer. Maybe the new dynamic will mean that cyclists and drivers will finally get along? Nah, probably not.

See how Londoners get to work with this interactive map.

Or narrow it down with London's busiest cycle commute routes.

Which kind of pedaller are you? Take a look at our spotter's guide to London's cyclists.


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