All over the country, cycling is growing fast as a spectator sport and pastime. In London, it is also booming as a transport choice, spurred on by packed tubes and shiny new cycle lanes. What’s the appeal? Physical thrill? Mindful flow? Simple practicality? Nonconformity? Our panel considered why cycling got this big and what its future is in London. Can it get too popular and are we headed for civil war on the roads? What would we need to make London a cycling utopia?
This event was part of the LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival 2017, which took place from Monday 20 – Saturday 25 February 2017, with the theme ‘Revolutions’.