There is no denying that by travelling to work each day, you are spending inordinate amounts of money. From train fares to petrol to congestion charges to car parking; one thing’s for sure - it isn’t cheap.
It could, however, be virtually free. With the low cost appeal, convenience of door-to-door transport, no jam-packed tubes or getting stuck in traffic, and the myriad of health benefits - there are more and more reasons why cycling to work is a great idea, and with Spring just around the corner, there’s never a better time to get on your bike.
London is upping its game for cyclists. A brand new east-to-west cycle superhighway is due to open next month, and the route will be the longest substantially segregated bike route in a European city.
Opening on 30th April, cyclists will be able to travel from Westminster to Blackfriars, the City, Tower Hill, Canary Wharf and Barking - just under 12 miles - on either tracks separated from vehicles or on low-traffic streets.
Figures have also been released which reveal a 73% increase in the number of cyclists in Vauxhall, central London, since a cycle superhighway opened in November. Encouraging for the new route and potentially a catalyst for London and other major UK cities to introduce more cycle superhighways into their regular road networks.
Travelling to work in London by bike has become massively popular in recent years. Since the year 2000, the number of cyclists on London’s roads has trebled – 36,000 people in London now cycle daily.
It’s a no-brainer for commuters; you’ll be saving money, potentially even time, benefiting from fitness gains, and saving the environment.
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