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Archives for October 2008

MPs condemn UK road safetyPublished: 12:00am 29 October 2008

Lower speed limits and stricter policing of drink driving are two of the measures needed to reduce the unacceptable death toll on Britain's roads says the Commons transport committee in its latest report.Commenting on the report, LCC communication...

Anger at lack of consultation over motorcycles in bus lanesPublished: 12:00am 27 October 2008

Mayor Boris Johnson’s decision to have an 18-month trial allowing motorbikes in bus lanes has caused anger due to the lack of prior public consultation with either of the two groups, cyclists and pedestrians, facing the greatest potential danger f...

£30 off 'Explore' conference for cycling adventurersPublished: 11:00pm 23 October 2008

Picture credits: Alastair Humphreys
The Explore conference, organised by the Royal Geographical Society, takes place at the society's headquarters at 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 November.
A Friday evening...

East End corridor regeneration meetingPublished: 11:00pm 23 October 2008

TfL and its partners have sent out an invitation to attend a public presentation of plans to regenerate the Aldgate to Stratford route into a thriving 'High Street', including a cycle corridor. This follows a public consultation in June and July. ...

Westfield shopping centre is "a cyclist's nightmare"Published: 11:00pm 23 October 2008

A dreamy vision of shopping heaven, but cyclists' needs have been sorely neglectedThe Westfield shopping centre in Shepherd Bush is the largest urban shopping mall in Europe, but the needs of cyclists in the area have been woefully neglected, acco...

Cycling photographer launches 'Hot Shots' bookPublished: 11:00pm 23 October 2008

When LCC asked Kevin Meredith (aka Lomokev) if we could use one of his photos we'd seen on Flickr for our services, he confessed to being a keen cyclist and said 'yes' straightaway. He even offered his services for free for other campaigning work....

Olympic winner Nicole Cooke signs LCC petitionPublished: 11:00pm 22 October 2008

Olympic gold medal-winner Nicole Cooke (left) added weight to LCC's campaign for cycle-friendly streets by signing our petition at the Cycle Show.
Signing copies of her new book, Cycle For Life, Cooke happily added her name to the LCC petition ...

Successful summer for cycle volunteersPublished: 11:00pm 22 October 2008

The summer of 2008 broke all records for the number of people choosing to volunteer with LCC at cycling events.The increased frequency and popularity of cycling events in the capital, such as the Tour de Hackney and the second Freewheel mass ride,...

We have a winner for our custom-built Witcomb bikePublished: 11:00pm 20 October 2008

A lucky winner has been drawn at random from everyone who entered our competition to win a custom-built Witcomb road bike.Matthew House, from Leytonstone, is pictured with one of the special LCC-branded 80th anniversary bikes, which is a limited e...

LCC launches Supporters' membershipPublished: 11:00pm 14 October 2008

Supporter membership is a new way of contributing to LCC’s campaign efforts, specifically designed for those people who want to support our work, but don't require the LCC member benefits (see the list of benefits below).This type of membership co...

Speaker at AGM and accounts for 2008Published: 11:00pm 12 October 2008

Kulveer Ranger, the Mayor of London's director for transport policy, will speak at the LCC AGM on 19 November 2008.Before his appointment earlier this year, Kulveer was a delivery manager of the Oystercard for London in 2003. He also led commercia...

LCC in Evening Standard '1000 London influentials'Published: 11:00pm 6 October 2008

LCC chief executive Koy Thomson was selected as one of The 1000: London's Most Influential People, in the Evening Standard's free supplement published on Wednesday 8 October 2008.Koy Thomson said, "To be named as one of the year's influential...

LCC Chief Executive on transport panelPublished: 11:00pm 1 October 2008

London Cycling Campaign's chief executive, Koy Thomson, sits on the panel of experts at a leading transport industry conference.'Delivering the Vision: Cycling and the Sustainable Door-to-Door Journey' will examine plans to further increasing cycl...

LCC response to DfT lorry mirror consultationPublished: 11:00pm 1 October 2008

The Department for Transport has told the LCC there will be no delay in implementation of new safety mirrors on lorries.European Union legislation requires lorries over 3.5 tonnes registered from 2000 to have safety mirrors fitted by 31 March 2009...

Response to western extension consultationPublished: 11:00pm 1 October 2008

LCC has sent a formal response to the TfL public consultation on the western extension of the congestion charge zone.LCC also urged members and cyclists to make their views known to the consultation, which ended on Sunday 5 October 2008.For more i...