London mayor Ken Livingstone announced this week that a dozen segregated cycling highways and "borough cycling zones" will be built in some of the many "less-traveled" routes in the city. Livingstone told Cycling Week magazine that people in his city shouldn't get mad at the space being assigned to two-wheeled, human-powered transportation.
"People shouldn't assume that this is cyclists taking something away from people with cars. This is aimed at people with cars, getting them to give up their car and actually cycle. And everybody who switches relieves road space," he said. This is the kind of plan that will actually reduce congestion, something the congestion charge is supposed to do.
[Source: Cycling Weekly via EVWorld]