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Archives for January 2010

TfL funded cycling project nominated for Green Guardian AwardsPublished: 12:00am 22 Jan 2010

Pedal4Health, a cycling project offering cycle training for families in Sutton and Merton, is through the first round of the Green Guardian Awards.The TfL and LCC supported community project has now been invited to the Merton Awards evening on 2nd...

New vetting and barring scheme - RoadshowPublished: 12:00am 22 Jan 2010

During 2010, employee checks by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) will be complemented with checks from the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) where an additional safeguard is appropriate.The new vetting and barring scheme will provide extra...

London church organises bike day in HarrowPublished: 12:00am 22 Jan 2010

St Albans church in North Harrow offered free bike checks and cycling advice to encourage local residents to cycle to church.In a bid to encourage more cycling in the Harrow community, St Albans church received funding to install bike parking for ...

Islington LCC successful with parking and permeability improvementsPublished: 04:33pm 21 Jan 2010

photo In Islington LCC has successfully argued that residents at the Finsbury Estate need secure parking Islington Council is providing nine housing estates in the borough with secure cycle parking following lobbying by residents and the local LCC...

LCC engages with TfL on second phase of Cycle SuperhighwaysPublished: 12:00am 21 Jan 2010

photo Two Cycle Superhighway are scheduled to open this year, with a further 10 routes by 2015LCC is currently giving detailed input to the second phase of the Cycle Superhighways project.Using local expertise, LCC is providing Transport for Londo...

LCC responds to Mayor's Transport Strategy and the London PlanPublished: 12:00am 21 Jan 2010

photo Alix Stredwick LCC's wants a strategy to benefit London's commuting and leisure cyclistsResponding to the Mayor’s Transport Strategy (MTS) and London Plan consultations, LCC called for much higher targets for cycling growth and higher standa...

A third carfree event is added to London's cycling calendarPublished: 12:00am 20 Jan 2010

photo Luke Robinson/flickr London needs events that allow more people the chance to use road spaceIn line with LCC lobbying, the number of carfree cycling events in London is growing from two to three, with one happening in central London and two ...

Cyclists fight back to counter motorists and 'road tax' mythPublished: 12:00am 20 Jan 2010

A new website, ipayroadtax.com, is helping disspell the myth that cyclists have fewer road rights than motor vehicles because they 'don't pay road tax'.Carlton Reid, executive editor of bicycle trade magazine BikeBiz, launched the website. Reid sa...

Around-the-world cyclist gives exclusive interview to LCC magazinePublished: 12:00am 20 Jan 2010

Around-the-world cycling record holder Julian Sayarer spoke to London Cyclist magazine about his effort in an exclusive interview. Members will receive their February-March issue in early February.Londoner Sayarer spoke to editor John Kitchine...

LCC welcomes £25,000 for outer boroughs to create cycling strategiesPublished: 12:00am 15 Jan 2010

photo Matthew Black/flickr 13 outer boroughs have been given £25k each to produce a cycling strategyLCC has welcomed the news that 13 outer London boroughs will receive an extra £25,000 from TfL this year to create cycling strategies.As part of th...

Why not take a cycling maintenance course in London?Published: 12:00am 07 Jan 2010

Learning cycle maintenance can:save you money on repairs and partsgive you confidence when you go out alonebe more convenient than going to a shopexpand horizons (why not build a bike?)Join a low-cost LCC cycling maintenance courseLocal LCC groups...

Lorry illegally in Advanced Stop Box blamed for London cyclist fatalityPublished: 12:00am 07 Jan 2010

photo Danny McL-Flickr A lorry encroaching into a 'bike box' increases the risk of harm to a cyclist.A cyclist killed in central London would still be alive if the lorry that hit her hadn't driven illegally into an advanced stop box, her partner ...

Lorry safety petition dismissed by government ministersPublished: 12:00am 07 Jan 2010

The Government has dismissed a petition calling for improved driver training and lorry specifications, which could have protected cyclists in cities such as London.More than 4000 people signed the petition on the Number 10 website calling for a r...

Powerful evidence for success of 20mph in residential LondonPublished: 12:00am 07 Jan 2010

The introduction of 20mph speed zones in London has reduced road injuries by more than 40%, according to a report published in the British Medical Journal.Analysing statistics from 1986 to 2006, the study from the London School of Hygiene and Trop...

LCC seeks volunteers to help cycling promotion in LondonPublished: 12:00am 07 Jan 2010

photo Volunteering with LCC can be office-based, or out and about on your bicycle LCC always needs people to help with cycling promotion efforts in Greater London. We're currently looking to fill some specific positions (see below), but also welco...

Naked cyclists forced to wear helmets in New ZealandPublished: 12:00am 07 Jan 2010

In New Zealand, two young men caught cycling with no clothes on escape charges of offensive behaviour, but are warned to wear protective headgear, a strict legal requirement in that country. Read the full story.

San Francisco the latest city to embrace regular car-free SundaysPublished: 12:00am 07 Jan 2010

photo edgehill/flickr San Franciscans will be able to relax at car-free streets even more often in 2010San Francisco is the latest city to embrace car-free Sundays, where streets are temporarily closed to motor traffic, allowing walkers, joggers,...

No shortage of sensible advice for cycling in the London snowPublished: 12:00am 06 Jan 2010

With so much travel disruption, cycling can be the most convenient way to get around when it snows in London, but you'd be wise to read our winter cycling advice first.Take your pic from our selection of snow talk:The Guardian's Matt Seaton offers...

Transport for London launches 'Bank Job' cycle safety videoPublished: 12:00am 01 Jan 2010

video The new prime-time TV and cinema cycle safety video from TfL cost a reported £200,000 to produce.The latest TfL cycle safety video, launched to coincide with the mayor's Cycle Safety Action Plan, takes an unusual approach to try and reduce...