Our miserable 2% overall cycling level, with its occasional manifestations of something better in places like Cambridge, York and Oxford, compares very badly indeed with the performance of a large number of mainland European cities, many of which already achieve 25% or more of all trips every day by bike.

If we really want to increase cycling levels we have to do a number of things that many of our high-profile cycling converts do not agree with, including a general system-wide default 20mph speed limit, a Swedish Vision Zero road safety policy, a huge increase in fully segregated, traffic-free cycle routes and a serious target of reaching levels of cycling that match those of Freiburg in Germany (27% of all trips every day).

Source: The Guardian, UK