New data for cycle use in England show that the Olympic bounce in 2012 perhaps wasn't quite as powerful as commentators at the time thought it might be. But the very fact that the Department is publishing these figures shows that some things are improving.
The Department for Transport (DfT) has published its figures for cycling and walking for the period October 2011 to October 2012.
They show that levels of cycling remain more or less unchanged, with some local authorities seeing increases, and others decreases.
Overall, the proportion of people who cycle at least once a month in England remains at 15%, whereas 10% cycle once a week, also unchanged. The proportion cycling 3 times or more per week has risen from 4% to 5% of the population, but the change is not statistically significant.