In March 2013 the Mayor of London launched a 'Vision for Cycling'. This film summarises the Mayor's vision including key infrastructure improvements and what it means to people living or travelling in the city.
In response to this document and in recognition of the growing number of people choosing to cycle, the council has developed a Westminster Cycling Strategy, which sets out how the council intends to help deliver this Mayoral vision at a local level, taking account of Westminster’s unique circumstances and challenges.
The strategy broadly covers the period up to 2026. It examines how people are changing the way that they travel into and around Westminster, the opportunities and challenges associated with the increase in cycling, and how further growth will be encouraged and supported through a wide range of schemes and initiatives.
From 3 December 2013 to 20 January 2014 the council ran a public consultation on the draft strategy. Almost 2000 responses were received to the consultation from Westminster residents, businesses, employees, visitors and stakeholders. The responses have been reviewed, changes made to the strategy and a final strategy has now been adopted.