"A commitment to cycling is a commitment to sustainable transport, congestion reduction, safer streets, increased recreational opportunities and above all, a heightened quality of life." City of London Cycling Plan 2005
But lo! What do we have here? The same bike track as above, only a few yards further along as we head towards Westminster. And where's the magic white line? It has gone. Replaced by a sea of cars. And further along, by a sea of parked coaches too. We're straying into Westminster here so not strictly City of London.
Our capital is safe, crowned as the most advanced, the most sophisticated, the most forward-thinking environment for cycling with the best quality of living when it comes to getting around. Paris and New York know nothing similar.