This is a holding place for a blog post which will follow shortly.
This will be a blog post about how “empty” cycle lanes are indeed empty most of the time – exactly as they are designed to be!
Many cycling advocates will talk about the numbers of people who can be moved through a cycle lane, but this is often based on the very highest levels of usage in Denmark or the Netherlands.
Most cycle paths will actually have relatively low usage, when compared to the absolute maximum they could hold. This is quite different to road lanes which are usually at saturation point in terms of the vehicles they are carrying, whilst it is the norm for metro systems to run trains which are full at peak times.
So why might some people want to avoid sharing these figures, and are cycle lanes still beneficial regardless?