Cycling represents a cheap, reliable and pollution-free form of transport that is well suited to urban areas.
Cycle routes began in 1994. Initially, they concentrated along mostly lightly trafficked minor roads, incorporating shared paths with pedestrians and offering safer, more pleasant alternatives to busy roads.
Signs and road markings have been installed to highlight the presence of cyclists to both motorists and pedestrians. More recently, in accordance with a London-wide policy, further cycling facilities are now being installed along main roads.