The survey found that 69% of all respondents increased their cycling journeys after taking a cycle skills training course
The new survey, commissioned by Cycle Confident, offers insights into cycling activity and concerns of beginner cyclists on subjects ranging from fear of cycling on London’s busy roads to the need for more advanced cycle training and cycling infrastructure.
The survey was directed at 1539 adults living in one of 12 London boroughs who had taken a cycle skills training session from Cycle Confident in the last 7 years.
Of the 69% of respondents 11.44% said they increased cycling by 1 time more per month, 17.6% by 2-3x per month. 9.62% by 2x per week and 10.75% increased their cycling activity by as much as 4x more per week.
Cycle Confident Customer Survey Oct 2017 (PRNewsfoto/Cycle Confident)
When asked if providing more cycle skills training would result in more people cycling in their area, 85.4% agreed with this view. This feedback supports London Councils current initiatives to maintain and increase cycling training course levels for London’s residents and support the aims of London’s mayor, Sadiq Kahn vision for the city. In his Transport Strategy, the Mayor’s plan includes reducing car journeys by 3 million per day by 2041, with 80% of journeys by public transport, walking or cycling. With Transport for London (TfL) and London Councils under pressure to meet these goals, increasing pedestrian and cycling journeys is at the heart of local government targets.