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Archives for November 2010

Kingston Cycling Campaign hands out free bike lights to local cyclistsPublished: 4:38pm 25 November 2010

Kingston Cycling Campaign got into the festive spirit early by handing out free bike lights to those in need.
On 18 November, the evening the town's Christmas lights were switched on, volunteers flagged down cyclists without lights in Old London ...

Children struggle to judge cars faster than 20mph, report saysPublished: 12:00am 25 November 2010

photo Research explains why young children have difficulty judging the speed of fast-moving vehicles

New research has found that primary age children can't accurately see, or judge the speed of, vehicles travelling above 20mph.Scientists at R...

Cyclists help keep Southwark Superhighway clear of carsPublished: 4:42pm 24 November 2010

After a number of complaints to Transport for London, the parking restrictions on CSH7 are now actively being re-enforced.
CSH7 stretches from Merton to the City. Along Southwark Bridge Road, CSH7 is framed by a yellow no parking line on one...

2012 Olympics cycling track expected to be the fastest in the worldPublished: 12:00am 24 November 2010

photo The Olympic velodrome is now complete, and is predicted to be the fastest cycle track in the world
 

 
The timber cycling track of the Velodrome for the 2012 Olympics has been completed and is expected to become th...

London Cycling Award winners show off best-practice in the capitalPublished: 12:00am 20 November 2010

At LCC's 2010 Annual General Meeting, the best cycling projects and events in the capital were recognised by the London Cycling Awards.
Winners included the million-journey Cycle Hire scheme, and lorry driver training in Hammersmith & Fulham ...

Lack of long-term air pollution solutions endangers public healthPublished: 12:00am 19 November 2010

Serious levels of pollution caused by motor vehicles are forcing the mayor to wash the worst-affected London streets in an effort to avoid large EU fines.
The measure comes at the same time as the proposed scrapping the western extension of ...

London cyclists protest against potential South Bank cycling banPublished: 12:00am 19 November 2010

photo KenningtonPOB St Thomas' Hospital Trust says cyclists should use this route, not the South Bank
 

 
London's cyclists are mobilising to allow the continuing use of bikes on one of the world's greatest public spaces, the So...

Extra danger caused by motorbikes in bus lanes trial costing £500k per yearPublished: 12:00am 19 November 2010

 photo The percentage of motorcyclists speeding in bus lanes increased from 37% to 47% during the trial

 
The fact that motorcyclist casualties increased by a third during the first bus lanes trial has prompted Transport for London...

LCC secures essential review of Cycle Parking Standards in LondonPublished: 12:00am 19 November 2010

The mayor has responded to LCC’s repeated interventions to secure an improvement in Cycle Parking Standards for the capital.The most recent copy of the capital's key planning document, the London Plan, states (in red) "The Mayor, through Tran...

Intelligent lorry design can make London streets safer for cyclingPublished: 12:00am 19 November 2010

photo This article on safer lorry design for cycling first appeared in London Cyclist magazine
 
LCC has published an article in London Cyclist magazine listing measures that can improve lorry/HGV design to make cycling safer in Lond...

Lorry driver jailed for seven years for killing London cyclistPublished: 12:00am 19 November 2010

photo Killer driver drove a lorry operated by Thames Materials, a company with "a record of breaking safety regulations", according to LCC experts
 

 
 
Thursday 18 November 2010Judge Roger Chapple today sentenced lorry...

London's Cycle Hire scheme set for major expansionPublished: 12:00am 11 November 2010

photo The London Cycle Hire is being expanded by 2000 bikes after only six months of operation

The London Cycle Hire scheme is being expanded across a large area of east London, and more docking points will be provided in the city centre.In t...

Transport for London lorry safety poster misinforms cyclists and driversPublished: 12:00am 11 November 2010

LCC's version of the poster makes it clear the lorry driver shares responsibility for cyclist safety

The TfL version incorrectly states that a driver couldn't see these cyclists: he could if his mirrors were correctly fitted, adjusted, and he...

Cyclists launch survey to support 20mph on Hammersmith BridgePublished: 12:00am 10 November 2010

photo Hammersmith Bridge

 
Hammersmith and Fulham Cyclists have launched an online survey to collect supporting evidence for a 20mph speed limit for Hammersmith Bridge to be included in the borough’s local implementation plan...

Have your say: What should London's policing priorities be?Published: 12:00am 10 November 2010

The Metropolitan Police Authority is now consulting the public for the coming year’s policing and performance plan.
The plan outlines the Met’s priorities, objectives, performance targets and use of resources.
In an online ...

Cyclists urged to add suggestions to Cycle Parking 4 London websitePublished: 12:00am 10 November 2010

photo Cyclists all over Greater London are being urged to add parking suggestions to LCC's website

Cyclists all over Greater London are being urged to add their suggestions to LCC's parking website.
Communications officer Mike Cavenett said,...

24ct Gold Moustache handle bars on auction to support MovemberPublished: 12:00am 10 November 2010

photo 24ct Gold Moustache barsThe men’s prostate cancer charity Movember has teamed up with the Tweed Run to auction Gold Moustache handle bars on the cycling specific online auctioning site Going Going Bike.The Tweed Run’s Jacqui Shannon says, ‘W...

TfL announces London's biggest cycle hire docking stationPublished: 12:00am 10 November 2010

photo Barclays cycle hire docking station

 
 
With 124 spaces the new Barclays Cycle Hire docking station at Waterloo is set to become London’s biggest docking point yet.
Work started on 1st November and the new docking&nbs...

Thousands flock to LCC's Cycle Parking 4 London websitePublished: 12:00am 10 November 2010

photo The Cycle Parking 4 London website has attacted thousands of visitors, and hundreds of ideas
 
 

Thousands of people have visited LCC's Cycle Parking 4 London website in the three weeks since it was launched.
 
And ar...

Dedicated police unit tackles bike theft in HackneyPublished: 12:00am 10 November 2010

photo PC Nicola Irvine (outside left) and PC Maz Lovegrove (outside right) with bike owners Thomas Georgson and Leon Lahovich.

 
The recently established Hackney Cycle Crime Unit, comprised of PC Maz Lovegrove and PC Nicola Ir...