I am not sure whether this has been covered elsewhere - and apologies for it being a London-centric story - but I have just been looking at the transport manifesto of Brian Paddick, the Liberal Democrat London mayoral candidate: http://www.brianpaddick.org/serious-about-london/transport-manifesto. He has precisely four lines on cycling: License all cycle couriers. Additional £50m to be spent on cycle lanes on all red routes Introduce the Velib scheme, similar to the one in Paris Cycling representative on the TfL board Note that the first is actually regressive (whatever your views on couriers) so will hardly do anything for cycling in London. However he has an entirely separate manifesto for black cabs: http://www.brianpaddick.org/serious-about-london/black-cab-manifesto I would suggest that he has been heavily lobbied, at the very least. Putting it at the mildest, he does not sound like he would be very good news for cyclists in London if he were elected on this manifesto.