Cycling - Road safety - City of London
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Cycling

Cycling in the City of London has quadrupled in the last 20 years. Cycling has great advantages for health, wellbeing and the environment and is central to the Healthy Streets Approach so it is vital that that we do more to encourage safe cycling.

Did you know:

  • The Active City Network​ offers City of London employers a number of free services.
  • The City is connected to London's network of Cycle Superhighways and Quietways.
  • The initial phase of the City's Quietways​ is complete and aims to enable more people to cycle, more safely, more often.
  • The majority of one-way streets in the Square Mile are contra-flow for cyclists allowing cyclists to cycle against the flow of traffic.
  • In 2014 the City of London Corporation implemented a 20 mph speed limit across the Square Mile.

Sharing the space

The City of London has one of the highest densities of pedestrians in the UK at peak times and has an active servicing and construction industry. This can result in crowded streets and whilst the City Corporation continues to take steps to protect all Vulnerable Road Users, cyclists need to ride at appropriate speeds, take care and to be aware and considerate to other road uses.

Skills for safe cycling

Cycle skills go beyond knowing the rules in the Highway Code and whether you are a novice or experienced cyclist you can improve your ability to cope with traffic, complex junctions and new road designs.

The Road Danger Reduction team offer the following to workers, students and residents in the City of London:

​​​​If you would like more information email RDR@​cityoflondon.gov.uk​

Published:
15 June 2016
Last Modified:
04 July 2018

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