Better late than never! BBC, ITV, LBC tell us what we knew six months ago
Hackney LCC meeting 6th February 2013
Lightweight journalism is always to be expected during the silly season. Even so it’s rather amusing to see the six-months-old modal share figures from the Census, headlined by Hackney’s big leap in cycling, being passed off as ‘news’ by the BBC, ITV and LBC. We casually drew attention to these figures way back in February, […]
Cycling surges. Car ownership collapses.
London Cycling Campaign in Hackney Monthly Meeting Wednesday, February 6th , 2013, 7:30pm Marcon Court and Aspland Estates Community Hall Present: Ben Aguirré (Metropolitan Police/Transport for London Hackney Safer Transport Command), Siobhan Blackshaw (rides co-ordinator), Kate Charteris, Alex Cooper (committee member without portfolio), Michael Cordy, Feryal Demirci, Richard Lewis (newsletter editor and streetscape design adviser), […]
Cycling levels in our borough are four times the London average
Figures released from the 2011 Census this week reveal large increases in the number and proportion of London residents who use cycling as their main way to get to work. Across London as a whole, 4.3% now cycle to work, while the figure in inner London is 7.2%. Hackney has London’s highest proportion of people […]
Hackney LCC meeting 3 June 2009
Can’t believe we haven’t been crowing about this for months! We finally have some hard data about the modal share of cycling in Hackney, thanks to Transport for London’s 2009 Travel in London Survey. It turns out that cycling levels in our borough are 8 per cent, which is twice that of the next most […]
Six thousand cyclists per day on Old Street
Venue: Marcon Court Estate Community Hall Members present: Ben Edmonds, Brenda Puech, David Farnham, Trevor Parsons. Topics discussed: 1. 20mph meeting 2. Narroway / Hackney town centre 3. London bike hire scheme 4. Bike Week 5. Modal share research 6. Kynaston Avenue 7. Tfl new Central London greenways programme meeting 8. Closure of the Greenway […]
Hackney “best cycling borough”
The Department for Transport has a new site containing traffic count information for every major road link in the UK. The busiest cycle route within the borough of Hackney turns out to be Old Street, whose average daily flow of cycle traffic during 2005 was 6,086. Not bad! (But still plenty of room for growth).
Hackney tops UK cycling growth chart
Hackney has just won the cycling award in the London Transport Awards 2006, to complement the ‘best bus borough’ and ‘most improved borough’ awards it won last year. The judging panel, chaired by Professor David Begg, chose the London Borough of Hackney over two other shortlisted organisations — the London Borough of Lambeth (highly commended) […]
A leap of 70% over the last decade A UK wide comparison of journeys to work shows that London boroughs lead the country in terms of the increasing proportion of journeys to work by bike. Cycling has jumped sharply in popularity as a mode of transport in seven inner London boroughs with Hackney ranked number […]