Thursday, 10 October 2013

Fifteen Lambeth neighbourhoods in top 100 for cycling across London

Fifteen of Lambeth's 21 Council neighbourhoods are in the top 100 places with the highest cycling population in London.

A new diagram published by Bolt Burdon Kemp using data from the 2011 census and Transport for London shows where London people who cycle to work live and they are overwhelmingly concentrated in inner London boroughs such as Lambeth, Southwark, Hackney, Camden, and Tower Hamlets.

(see Bolt Burdon Kemp - the London Cycling Map)

In Lambeth cycling is most popular in the North of the borough with over 13% of people living in Herne Hill Ward. Over 10% of people living in Brixton Hill and Tulse Hill  wards and over 9% of people in Vassall, Oval, Clapham Common, Prince's, Clapham Town wards cycled to work. Stockwell, Thurlow Park, Thornton, Ferndale, Larkhall, Coldharbour and Streatham Hill wards also featured in the top 100. Each ward has a population of around 12,000 people and is the main means of local government administration - see the Lambeth website for ward maps

Whilst the large numbers of people cycling in Lambeth is cause for celebration the figures show that at most just over one in 10 people in the borough is cycling to work. There is still much to be done to encourage as many people as possible to cycle for their journeys to work, to school, to the shops and for leisure purposes. We want to see all 21 of Lambeth's wards in the top 100 neighbourhoods for cycling in London.