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Archives for January 2011

Is your London borough planning to spend enough money on cycling?Published: 12:00am 28 January 2011

photo Decisions on whether to spend money on cycle training is now devolved to your local council

Now's the time for London cyclists to tell their borough if they think not enough of their taxes are being allocated to cycling.
Borough spendi...

Cyclist with disability ordered off tricycle on South Bank pathPublished: 12:00am 28 January 2011

photo Cyclists are lobbying for the continuation of considerate cycling rights along the South Bank

The charity Wheels For Wellbeing has complained to Lambeth Council after a lady with a disability was ordered off her mobility tricycle on the...

Sustainable transport teams on receiving end of local budget cutsPublished: 12:00am 28 January 2011

photo Public and private initiatives to increase cycle commuting are being hit by council budget cuts

It's vital that cyclists make their views known to local government as sustainable travel planners across the UK are losing their jobs as co...

Bristol takes another step toward citywide 20mph speed limitPublished: 12:00am 28 January 2011

 

photo Over a million Londoners already live in areas where the default speed limit will be 20mph

A citywide 20mph speed limit in Bristol's residential streets has come closer to being a reality after the council's draft transport plan...

Hackney Cyclists Burns Night helps raise £1000 for LCC lorry campaignPublished: 12:00am 28 January 2011


photo Chas Wishere Click the photo above or follow the link to see the evening in all its photographic glory

Over 150 cyclists celebrated Burns Night in the far Highlands of Hackney, toasting the works of Scottish bard Robbie Burns, and rai...

Two miles of one-way streets in Tottenham Hale to return to two-wayPublished: 12:00am 21 January 2011

photo The Tottenham Hale scheme will return over two miles of one-way streets to two way

Works have started on the A10 High Road, Haringey, which will return streets to two-way traffic, though campaigners say no enough is being done to encourag...

VIDEO: Campaigners call for end to South Bank cycling banPublished: 12:00am 21 January 2011

 Video LCC says the South Bank can be shared use with considerate cycling

Cyclists who use the South Bank between Lambeth and Westminster bridges are calling for new No Cycling signs to be removed.
LCC supports a pedestrian-priority, co...

Cyclist without third-party or legal protection pays heavy damagesPublished: 12:00am 21 January 2011

A student cyclist who incurred heavy financial damages during a crash would have saved thousands of pounds if he'd been an LCC member.
Gary Morgan was in a collision with an large 4wd car, which he maintains was the motorist's fault. However, wit...

Transport for London to review outdate cycle parking standardsPublished: 12:00am 21 January 2011

photo Raising bike parking standards at national and regional level is a key factor in improving availability

Transport for London is reviewing its outdated cycle parking standards, according to a Mayoral response.
Meanwhile, the Minister for ...

London roadwork contractors still failing to consider cyclists needsPublished: 12:00am 19 January 2011

photo Matthew Thomson Roadworks in Southwark Bridge Rd ignoring Department for Transport guidance

Roadworks all over London are blocking roads and cycle routes unnecessarily, contravening  Department for Transport Guidance on safety of c...

London borough of Ealing scraps motorbikes in bus lanes trialPublished: 12:00am 14 January 2011

As a result of the increased casualties related to motorbikes in bus lanes, Ealing Council is to scrap the experiment, which has run since January 2009.
The council considered data from the London wide experiment on Transport for London roads and...

Read your LIPs: Stand up for cycling in your borough and City of LondonPublished: 12:00am 14 January 2011

photo  If you live or cycle in the City, you should respond to their LIP, as is the case for all boroughs

LCC is calling on all cyclists who ride through the City to make their views known on the Corporation's Local Implementation Plan (...

Save Herne Hill Velodrome campaign sets out vision on its new websitePublished: 12:00am 13 January 2011

 
photo Save The Velodrome/Hopkins Architects How the new main stand in Herne Hill might look

The campaign to Save The Velodrome has set out ambitious plans to renovate the Herne Hill arena on a new website.
 
The campaign, organis...

Havering LCC raises profile of cycle parking through bike stand strategyPublished: 12:00am 13 January 2011

photo David Garfield These tall stands designed by a local LCC member have proved a hit in Havering

LCC Havering member David Garfield’s cycle stand caused a bit of a stir when it was launched a few years ago, but has now become a favou...

Cyclist recruits record number to Double Our Voice campaignPublished: 12:00am 11 January 2011

photo  One enthusiastic LCC member has signed up 10 of her workplace colleagues

An LCC member at the Metropolitan Police has recruited more new members than any other as part of our Double Our Voice campaign.
Carole Fell-Smith, who work...

London rail stations get increased cycle parking despite budget cutsPublished: 12:00am 7 January 2011

photo Steve Rutherford Despite recent improvements to London's bike parking at stations, there's more to be done

Item updated 14.1.11
Network Rail, which owns and operates most major train stations in London, has told LCC that it has allocat...

Camden Cyclists gain hard-fought safety measure on busy cycling routePublished: 12:00am 7 January 2011

A popular commuter cycling route along Tavistock Place is to be improved after extensive campaigning by Camden Cyclists, the local LCC group.
The improvement is at the junction of Marchmont St and Tavistock Place, part of a controversial segregat...

Department for Transport to make cycling contraflows easier to createPublished: 12:00am 7 January 2011

photo Signs like this are common in Brussels and Paris, where nearly every one-way street is two-way for cyclists

The rule that forbade local authorities from simply adding an 'except cyclists' sign to existing No Entry signs is expected to b...

WIN TICKETS: Cyclists get ready for the London Bike ShowPublished: 12:00am 7 January 2011

Now's your chance to win one of 10 pairs of tickets to the London Bike Show.
 
Simply sign up one or more new member to LCC as part of our Double Our Voice campaign, and you'll be entered into the draw.
We'll be letting the winners know on...