Coventry's bicycle mayor hopes for cycling revolution in city
The UK’s first city bicycle mayor believes the coronavirus pandemic has created a “golden opportunity” for cycling to become a bigger part of the nation’s commuting culture.
Adam Tranter is Coventry’s bicycle mayor, an independent position attached to Amsterdam-based BYCS.
He's also leading a national promotional campaign called Bike Is Best.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has reported a 70% increase in cycling levels since lockdown started in March.
And it's believed there has been a 40% increase across Coventry.
The city council is creating two new city centre cycle routes, with work due to start in September.
Coventry has a long association with cycling; the first safety bicycle was made in 1885 at its Rover factory.
Video journalist: John Bray
09 Jul 2020