HC Deb 15 January 1990 vol 165 c46W
Dr. Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information he has in regard to the number of people who cycle to work in London and as to what proportion of the total number of commuters this constitutes.

Mr. Atkins

[holding answer 11 January 1990]: The 1981 Greater London transportation survey of London residents indicated that some 155,000 work journeys were made by pedal cycle. That represented about 3 per cent. of all work journeys by London residents; estimates from the Department's 1985–86 national travel survey suggest that there has been little change in that proportion.