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Four Fifths Of Motorists Support London’s New Cycle Lanes
Friday, 15 September 2017 at 10:54
Four fifths of motorists support the construction of new cycle lanes in the capital, a recent survey has claimed.
Transport for London has rolled out numerous new cycle lanes across the city over the last five years as part of a £900 million project.
Many of them have been met with criticism, including a trial lane through Bloomsbury which sparked a fierce battle between cyclists and taxi drivers in November when 15,000 people responded to a public consultation on it.
However, a new survey of almost 1,500 drivers found that just 20 per cent disagreed with building more cycle lanes in London.
The research, carried out by online repairs provider Servicing Stop, suggests just 7 per cent of drivers view cutting road space to make way for new cycle lanes as “completely unnecessary”.
A third of respondents agreed that narrowing roads to make way for cycle lanes actually makes them safer.
Although 13 per cent did feel that the new segregated lanes lead to too much congestion.
Meanwhile, 71 per cent said that sharing the roads with cyclists in places where there are no segregated lanes did not bother them at all.