Cycling in London now highest since records began

  • Published: Transport for London, 2015
  • Authors: Transport for London
  • Date Added: 28 Aug 2016
  • Last Update: 28 Aug 2016
  • Format: html


A summary of cycling use statistics in London


Statistics on cycling in London

Key Findings:

  • Cycling increased by 10 per cent in 2014 and was forecast to grow by 12 per cent over the financial year 2014/15.

  • On main roads in London in TfL’s road network, cycling levels in Quarter 3 of 2014/15 were 10 per cent higher on the previous year. Cycling levels were the highest since records began in 2000.

  • In 2014, 10,023,987 journeys were made on London’s Cycle Hire scheme bikes, an increase of 5 per cent on 2012 (the previous highest year) and 25 per cent on 2013.

  • Hires at Waterloo had increased by 12% in the year 2014 compared to 2013. There are now more than 10,000 bikes available over 700 docking stations (in 2014) an increase from 6,600 bikes across 400 docking stations in 2010.

  • In 2014, 170,000 cycle journeys were made in the London Congestion Charge zone.


Cycling, London, Cycle hire scheme


A summary report on the increase in cycling up to 2014. Provides an update on number of cycle hire journeys.