Sadiq Khan says he’s better than Boris on cycling – but do his claims add up?

by Bicycle NewsSeptember 20, 20180 comments

The mayor of is proud of his work boosting in the capital, but his critics say too little is being done

On a blustery September day two years into his mayoralty of London, appears atop a Santander cycle to open a stretch of kerb-protected bike lane – the 2.5km extension of cycle superhighway 6, from Farringdon to Kings Cross. It may be the first time he’s appeared officially on a bike since his 2016 election campaign but he seems genuinely passionate about cycling and walking, and has clearly done his homework – even if some of his stats don’t tell the whole story.

Flanked by his deputy mayor for transport, , , , , and a bruising exchange with Westminster city council this summer – the council he brands “anti-walking, anti-cycling” after it blocked cycle superhighway 11 and Oxford Street pedestrianisation in quick succession.

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