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4 Sep 2014 London Government
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The day after London Mayor Boris Johnson unveiled ambitious plans for new cross-London cycleways, Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, has given a speech on “Keeping London Moving” – and it doesn’t mention cycling once. The rundown of “essential transport infrastructure” covers Crossrail, Thameslink, night-time tube services, airports, HS2, and “record investment in our roads”. But in a speech that starts by looking back to the days when it took “an hour and a half to travel just five miles from Paddington station to the Bank”, there’s no mention of the congestion-busting alternative for five-mile journeys. Bikes? What bikes?

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Thu 4 Sep 2014, 16:14

The irony being the DfT promoting on Twitter that the Transport Minister was cycling to work today since it was cycle to work day: