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Good quality cycle parking can be found near to Parliament.

Cycle lane through Admiralty Arch.

The Wesley Cafe in the basement of this building is a good place for a hot drink and food in this area.

A meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group at the end of the MP's bike ride in Bike Week 2011. Julian Huppert (centre) chairs, with Parliamentary under Secretary for Department for Transport, Norman Baker on his left.

Simon representing CycleStreets and Cambridge Cycling Campaign (with Jim in the background on the left) at the end of the MP's bike ride during Bike Week 2011. Parliamentary under secretary for the Department for Transport, Norman Baker is ... [more]

Outspoken delivers the cycling message to Parliament at the end of the MP's bike ride during Bike Week 2011.

The MP's bike ride in Bike Week 2011 arrives at Parliament.

The MP's bike ride during BikeWeek 2011 arrives at Parliament.

The MPs' bike ride in BikeWeek 2011.

The MP's bike ride in Bike Week 2011.

Riding through Admiralty Arch on the MP's bike ride - with our police escort.

Cycle Superhighway 8 (southbound) passing Millbank Tower. This picture shows how the bright blue surfacing stands out, and the clear labelling of the route number. (See also #31045)

Cycle Superhighway 8 on Millbank in London. The blue cycleway stands out very clearly, and is of a reasonable width.

Sign explaining the changes on Exhibition Road. This £30 million project eventually opened, see: http://www2.imperial.ac.uk/blog/reporter/2012/02/02/boris-johnson-opens-transformed-exhibition-road/

Redevelopment of Exhibition Road - see #30666.

Boris Bike station

Good cycle lane

Boris Bikes

Boris Bikes

TfL promotional poster

(False) one way street two ways for cyclists.

Ten fairly newly established cycle racks - the closest we've so far found to the Department for Transport's offices.

The windows on a tall building colour this cycle route and give our webmaster a shock of red hair.

Traffic in using the road in front of this famous hotel drives on the right.

"All of these bikes are in the driver's blind spot. Undertaking at junctions can be fatal." True, as left-turning vehicles are one of the biggest threats to cycling. The THINK! budget has been severely slashed in the current round of ... [more]

The location is not quite right - but this is a nice surprise to find all these cycle racks here.

Obvious site for a cycle crossing of Regent Street

Pedestrian priority in Hyde Park

Overcrowded cycle parking at Paddington station.

More stands please. There are currently only 4 stands which are regularly full to the brim (see photo)

Ramped access to the River Terrace of Somerset House - nice, but not as yet a through route.

A very flashy ride (not locked).

A very flashy ride (not locked).

Numerous employees in this building either cycle to work now, or would like to, but there is no obvious place to lock up a bike - all the railings in the area are forbidden to bikes on threat of removal.

A trishaw waits in the traffic - taken from the front seats of the double decker bus.

Lots of space here, nice cycle route

Lots of space here, nice cycle route

Pegasus Crossing (note the high button)

Pegasus Crossing (note the high button)

Artwork near cycle route through the royal parks, taken by the Boris-Bike user in the reflection.

Artwork near cycle route through the royal parks

Cycle route through the royal parks

Cycle route through the royal parks

Cycle route through the royal parks

Boris bike station

Bikes parked precariously against these railings. Spot in front to put proper cycle parking in.

The Inns of Court are not very cycle-friendly (despite being an Oxbridge-style haven in the heart of London).

Road closure (with redundant right-turn road markings)

Belgrave Road cycle hire docking point

Boris Bikes

Covent Garden

Purporting as "Cycling Safety" this is a video made of a laptop showing a page that has been removed from the official Department for Transport's "Tales of the Road" site. Participants are invited to bash the children over the head with ... [more]

One-block stretch of on-footway cycle track to link up on-road routes.

Never mind allowing cycling, a security guard told me I wasn't even allowed to take photos here. Some property developers are so up themselves.

Cycle parking needed here; railings nearby have no-cycles signs so there is clearly demand

Einstein on a bike on a phonebox. No, I don't know why.

Boris Bike station near Oxford Circus

Cycle parking needed on Oxford Street now that the (dreadful) guardrailing had been removed. Could a few banks of cycle parking be added in the space where the railings were?

Cycle parking needed on Oxford Street now that the (dreadful) guardrailing had been removed

Enjoying a London Trishaw in the rain!

Cycles parked to the central railing.

Boris Bikes in Victoria

Actor Stephen Adams, http://www.starnow.co.uk/stephenadams follows in the footsteps of the once-fab 4. I found the live footage from this famous zebra crossing rather enthralling: http://www.abbeyroad.com/crossing

No stands near the Garden Cafe, but these rails come close

Wonderful sign spotted in Covent Garden.

New entrance to the Kensington Gardens cycle route.

Docking station for London's cycle hire scheme.

With one side of Waterloo Bridge closed, there are no road signs to deter cars from trying to push past cyclists - unlike the good practice on Hills Road in Cambridge.

With one side of Waterloo Bridge closed, there are no road signs to deter cars from trying to push past cyclists - unlike the good practice on Hills Road in Cambridge

Two one-way roads meet, each with a contraflow cycle lane so that cyclists can go both ways throughout.

Hide Tower, Regency Street

The cyclist on the left is in the right-turn lane to join the shared-use route to Kensington Gardens - now a busy commuting route.

London Transport Museum entrance

LCN+ featured in an interactive display at the London Transport Museum of improvements being made around London

A early 20th century photo at the London Transport Museum showing chaos on the roads - with lots of dodgy manoeuvres. Nothing much changed there then!

Lovely 1938 poster asking cyclists to "Set other road users an example" with respect to the Highway Code, at the London Transport Museum.

Dealing with Congestion in London poster, at the London Transport Museum.

Nice inclusion of a bicycle on a representation of the Paris metro, at the London Transport Museum.

Absolutely wonderful photograph of an enormous flood of cyclists, and on the left a 1938 poster asking cyclists to "Set other road users an example" with respect to the Highway Code

Old bicycle on display at the London Transport Museum.

Cycling exhibit at the London Transport Museum.

Delightful poster at the London Transport Museum about the Woolwich Free Ferry, showing some cyclists presumably wanting to get on the ferry.

Poster at the London Transport Museum: "Londoners like to bike": These vehicles are carrying ... 69 people who could all ... be on this one bus. Click on the picture to see the pictures, which really tell a good story.

Cycling exhibit at the London Transport Museum: "Londoners like to bike"

Exhibit showing cyclists (or rather, just each bike and safety clothing suspended) on a cycle lane, at the London Transport Museum. Shame that these don't represent the actual range of cyclists - why not cycle chic instead?

Exhibit showing cyclists (or rather, just each bike and safety clothing suspended) on a cycle lane, at the London Transport Museum. Shame that these don't represent the actual range of cyclists - why not cycle chic instead?

An attractive and raised crossing giving much more priority to pedestrians. This is what should be done in Mill Road, Cambridge.

An attractive and raised crossing giving much more priority to pedestrians. This is what should be done in Mill Road, Cambridge.

Just three Sheffield stands at the Wallace Collection - so why is the cavalier laughing?

The Jubilee Bridge - too busy for cycling (though there is a lift)

The Jubilee Bridge - too busy for cycling (though there is a lift)

There's now a remarkable amount of cycle parking near the Houses of Parliament

Sign reads 'All pedal cycles left unattended in this area will be removed by the police' - while there are now multiple blocks of cycle parking across the road.

Attached to the railings of Portcullis House (MPs' offices) - I don't think this bike will be there for long!

Splendidly clear cycle lanes on the descent to the Strand and Waterloo Bridge.

Couldn't the barriers be moved to the far side of the cycle parking?

Cycle parking for opera-goers

Contraflow cycle lane in Covent Garden

Contraflow cycle lane in Covent Garden (& cycle-rickshaw)

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