More cycle spaces for London's schools

15 September 2004

The provision of secure parking facilities for more than 2,500 cycles will be completed between October 2004 and March 2005 throughout greater London as part of a wider plan to encourage young Londoners to cycle. The London Cycle Action Plan published by TfL earlier this year set out bold targets including a 200 per cent increase in cycling by 2020 and 5,000 new cycle spaces installed by the end of 2005.

Managing Director of Surface Transport at TfL Peter Hendy said:

"I'm delighted at the success of this project and the enthusiastic support of the boroughs and schools. Secure and good quality cycle parking is a key element in delivering the Mayor's Cycling Action Plan. Getting children out of their parents' cars and on to their bikes is not only good for their health, but will also help improve London's environment, and help free-up our roads.

"It's great to see so many schools now properly geared up for the future and I'm confident that this initiative, combined with TfL's commitment to cycle training, will help parents, teachers and children to view cycling as a safe, affordable and viable option for school travel."

  • The Mayor has identified a long-term target to increase cycling by 200% by 2020 (on year 2000 levels)
  • Creating a Chain Reaction - The London Cycling Action Plan was launched on 25 February 2004
  • The Mayor launched the Partnership behind the Cycle Parking Programme initiative on 19 June 2003
  • The Cycle Parking Programme is open to schools and colleges located in the Greater London area and which come under one or more of the following categories: Primary/Junior school; secondary school; special needs schools; 6th form colleges; and colleges of further education and Universities offering full-time courses to students aged 25 years and under.
  • TfL's research with children and teachers benefiting from the first stage of the programme shows that it has encouraged more children to cycle to school, increased cycling generally, and given teachers the incentive to make school a hub of cycling activity with training, basic bike checks and bikers breakfasts.
  • Half of all journeys made in London are less than 2 miles; a distance easily cycled. However the level of cycling in London is relatively low compared to many other European cities. Targeting children and young people will help to reduce the number of unnecessary short car journeys and with the availability of new cycle parking facilities, cycling will now be a viable alternative to driving
  • A 23% increase in the number of cycle journeys has been witnessed on the Transport for London Road Network in the past year.

The following schools will benefit from the new facilities:

Name of Borough

Name of School

Bexley (LB)

Hurstmere School

Brent (LB)

St Robert Southwell Primary School

Brent (LB)

Claremont High School

Brent (LB)

Oakington Manor Primary School

Bromley (LB)

Hayes Secondary School

Camden (LB)

Brecknock Primary

Camden (LB)

Camden School For Girls

Camden (LB)

Birkbeck College

Ealing (LB)

St. Benedict's School

Ealing (LB)

Lady Margaret Primary School

Ealing (LB)

Grange Primary School

Greenwich (LB)

Montbelle Primary School

Greenwich (LB)

James Wolfe Primary School With Unit For The Hearing

Greenwich (LB)

Blackheath Nursery & Preparatory

Hackney (LB)

London Fields School

Hackney (LB)

Colvestone Primary School

Hackney (LB)

Benthal Junior School

Hammersmith & Fulham (LB)

Old Oak Primary School

Hammersmith & Fulham (LB)

Woodlane High School

Haringey (LB)

St Michaels Primary School

Harrow (LB)

Newton Farm Nursery, First And Middle School

Harrow (LB)

St. Anselm's Roman Catholic Primary School

Harrow (LB)

St. John Fisher School

Harrow (LB)

Belmont Middle School

Harrow (LB)

Hatch End High School

Harrow (LB)

Harrow High School & Sports College

Hillingdon (LB)

Charville Primary School

Hillingdon (LB)

Northwood School

Hounslow (LB)

Feltham Community College

Hounslow (LB)

St Mark's

Hounslow (LB)

Brentford School For Girls

Islington (LB)

Hanover Primary School

Islington (LB)

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School

Islington (LB)

St Pauls Steiner School

Kensington & Chelsea ((RB)

Oxford Gardens Primary School

Kingston upon Thames (RB)

Green Lane Primary School

Kingston upon Thames (RB)

Latchmere Junior School

Kingston upon Thames (RB)

Fern Hill Primary School

Kingston upon Thames (RB)

Malden Manor Primary School

Lambeth (LB)

Stockwell Primary School

Lewisham (LB)

Sedgehill School

Lewisham (LB)

Tidemill Primary School

Lewisham (LB)

Merlin School

Lewisham (LB)

Sir Francis Drake School

Lewisham (LB)

Myatt Garden

Lewisham (LB)

St Michael's CofE Primary School

Lewisham (LB)

Prendergast School

Merton (LB)

Hollymount School

Merton (LB)

Links Primary

Merton (LB)

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

Merton (LB)

Wimbledon High School

Newham (LB)

Lister

Newham (LB)

Scott Wilkie Primary School

Newham (LB)

North Beckton Primary School

Newham (LB)

Eastlea Community School

Newham (LB)

Carpenters Primary School

Redbridge (LB)

Woodbridge High School

Richmond (LB)

St. Elizabeth's Catholic Primary School

Richmond (LB)

Waldegrave

Southwark (LB)

St Peters CofE Primary School

Southwark (LB)

Bredinghurst School

Southwark (LB)

St John's RC Primary School

Southwark (LB)

St Saviour's & St Olave's School

Sutton (LB)

Abbey Primary School

Sutton (LB)

Carshalton High School For Boys

Sutton (LB)

Sutton Grammar School For Boys

Tower Hamlets (LB)

Third Base (Tower Hamlets Pupil Referral Unit)

Tower Hamlets (LB)

Sir John Cass Foundation And Red Coat CofE Secondary School

Tower Hamlets (LB)

John Scurr School

Tower Hamlets (LB)

Morpeth School

Wandsworth (LB)

Roehampton Church

Wandsworth (LB)

St Mary's CofE School

Wandsworth (LB)

Battersea Technology College

Wandsworth (LB)

Hurlingham School

Wandsworth (LB)

Newton Prep

Wandsworth (LB)

Chestnut Grove

For further information please contact:

Alun Shurmer
Senior Press Officer
Email: alunshurmer@tfl.gov.uk
Direct line: 020 7941 4386