PHOTO CAPTION: Cyclists in London suburb of Hackney, England.

Cycling Overtakes Driving in London Borough

Sixty-five per cent of households in suburb of Hackney are now car-free, up from 56% in 2001, but in 2010, 119 cyclists were involved in hit-and-run accidents.

Published: 04-Feb-2013

For the first time in decades, cycling to work has overtaken driving to work in a London borough - and more are set for a similar revolution in the coming years.

The 2011 Census figures show that even before the Olympic cycling boom, more than 15 per cent of Hackney residents were cycling to work, compared with 12 per cent travelling by car.

The figures also showed a decrease in reliance on cars in Hackney in general - 65 per cent of households are now car-free, up from 56% in 2001.


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