So why do so many people in Hackney cycle?

IMAG0090-2-1Apparently I live in one of the most cycle friendly boroughs in London. I learned this amazing fact quite recently, thanks to data from the 2011 census results, published at the end of January. It revealed that more people in Hackney cycle to work than anywhere else in the capital.

According to commentators, ‘Hackney’s councillors have pursued planning and transport policies that make it easier for all their residents to get around’, and as a result ‘the roads cater for slow, safe and simple cycling that works for all sorts of people of all ages.’  Continue reading