27 Jan '15, 5pm

In London, they say "Cycling is now mass transport and must be treated as such"

In London, they say "Cycling is now mass transport and must be treated as such"

When a new London project, 250 City Road went through its approval process, the Islington Council planners wanted parking for bikes. Lots of it- 1486 spaces or 1.5 for every residential unit. It works out to about one per bedroom. Architects at Foster + Partners agreed; from Dezeen: "The project has a dedicated cycle lift from ground to basement level, where the cycle storage areas are located," said Giles Robinson, partner at Foster + Partners and the project architect for the scheme. "At the basement level there is a dedicated cycle maintenance workshop that enables cycles to be cleaned and maintained." Berkeley Group/Promo image In fact, it is Transport for London policy. Peter Murray of the London Mayor's Design Advisory Group notes: TfL's new London Cycling Design Standards starts with the words 'Cycling is now mass transport and must be treated as such '. Development...

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