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Archives for January 2013

Junction of Grove Road/Burdett Road and Mile End Road isn't going DutchPublished: 4:26pm 25 January 2013

Transport for London's Better Junctions programme has published its decision on an important junction on Cycle Superhighway 2, choosing a proposal that falls short of being truly safe and inviting for cycling or walking.
The junc...

2 of London's 33 councils have committed to our 'Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling' pledgePublished: 1:18pm 21 January 2013

Two councils in London, Islington and Waltham Forest, have taken LCC's Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling pledge to only using the safest lorries and best-trained drivers to make cycling safer.
Sadly, over 30 councils have yet to make a similar pledge ...

LCC welcomes appointment of Andrew Gilligan as Mayor's new Cycling CommissionerPublished: 12:51pm 21 January 2013

Daily Telegraph and Evening Standard journalist Andrew Gilligan has just been appointed to perhaps the most exciting job in London: the Mayor's Cycling Commissioner.
A daily cycle commuter and regular commenter on cycling in London, Gilligan wi...

A Britain fit for cycling: our response to the All-Party Parliamentary Cycling Group inquiryPublished: 2:51pm 18 January 2013

The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group is a group of British MPs and peers from all parties who want to promote cycling.
They have launched an investigation into the barriers to cycling in the UK and will run six sessions to collect evidence o...

London Assembly calls on Boris Johnson to introduce more 20mph speed limitsPublished: 12:26pm 18 January 2013

The London Assembly has called on Mayor Boris Johnson to take action on road safety by introducing more 20mph limits on the capital’s roads. 
The Mayor’s recent road safety action plan recognised that 20mph speed limits can imp...

New study shows 48% of primary school children would like to cycle to school.Published: 12:04pm 18 January 2013

A new report released by the Policy Studies Institute shows 48% of primary school children would like to cycle to school but only 4 per cent are actually doing so.

Over the last four decades, a large reduction in children’s independent mo...

TfL abandons flawed Lambeth roundabout in favour of trial of Dutch cycling designPublished: 2:07pm 11 January 2013

Transport for London has decided not to proceed with its flawed proposal for the northern Lambeth Bridge roundabout, instead trialling a Dutch-style design suggested by us and other campaigners.
You can see how the roundabout works in the video...

Bow to Stratford CS2 shows TfL starting to adopt Dutch principles for cycling provisionPublished: 4:38pm 10 January 2013

We’re delighted with many aspects of the designs for the second section of Cycle Superhighway 2, which are open to consultation until 11 February 2013.
You can make your views known to TfL on its proposals via barclayscyclesuperhighways@t...

Mayor's Question Time Answers on Cycling December 2012 Published: 4:22pm 4 January 2013

Round up of the latest set of Mayor's Questions on cycling.
Assembly Members of the Greater London Authority (GLA) quiz the Mayor about his polices and responsibilities. This is one of the checks and balance on the Mayor and the bodies he is resp...

Mayor’s future funding for cycling welcome but it should match Dutch levels of investmentPublished: 11:21am 4 January 2013

LCC has welcomed the 10-year funding plan proposed by Mayor Boris Johnson, acknowledging the £100 million per year over 10 years exceeds previous spending significantly. 
However, we’re calling on Transport for London to increa...