Advocacy papers

Title: Bike Life UK 2019 report

Organisation: Sustrans
Date uploaded: 24th March 2020
Date published/launched: March 2020

This annual survey suggests people living in UK cities and towns want to see measures that reduce car use and increase cycling.

The Bike Life report, published by the charity Sustrans, sought the views of nearly 17,000 people living in 12 UK cities and urban areas.

More than half of respondents (55%) agreed with the statement that there are too many people driving in their area – with 58% supporting more investment in cycling, compared to 42% for driving.

Meanwhile, 56% support the idea of charging more polluting vehicles (including private cars) entering city centres – if the financial proceeds were used to help fund public transport, walking and cycling services.

Nearly six in 10 (59%) agreed that restricting through-traffic on local residential streets would make their area a better place to live and work.

The survey also reveals that only 28% of residents think cycle safety in their city is ‘good’.

More than three-quarters (77%) of respondents think more separated cycle routes would help them to start riding or ride more.

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