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Archives for November 2011

LCC publishes rejected Bow roundabout design, while Assembly Members ask mayor to explain cycling safety failuresPublished: 05:13pm 24 Nov 2011

London Cycling Campaign published a design showing how Bow roundabout could have been made safe according to its own recommendations and those of Transport for London’s consultants.
New safety features:

Traffic lights at all pedestrian...

Mayor admits to Dorling family he was unaware of vital report on Bow RoundaboutPublished: 01:48pm 23 Nov 2011

Mayor Boris Johnson has admitted to the family of cyclist Brian Dorling, killed at Bow roundabout, and London Assembly members that he was unaware of a vital report by consultants on the dangers of the junction.
London Cycling Campaign chief ex...

Annual General Meeting endorses Go Dutch campaign as LCC gears up for 2012Published: 04:21pm 19 Nov 2011

A strong turnout among members at the 2011 Annual General Meeting ensured healthy interest and lively debate around LCC’s future, including contested trustee elections (see below).
The event took place at the Keyworth Centre, near Elephan...

Hundreds turn out for Bow vigil but Transport for London fails to commit to improving safety Published: 08:30pm 18 Nov 2011

On Friday 18 November 2011 a large crowd of wellwishers joined friends and relatives to pay their respects at a candlelit vigil in honour of the two cyclists who died recently at Bow roundabout.
A ghost bike was installed on the northern side o...

Mayor must explain why consultants’ recommendations to make Bow roundabout safer were rejectedPublished: 03:37pm 18 Nov 2011

Transport for London received clear advice from Jacobs Consultancy that Bow roundabout must be made safer for cycling more than a year before the two recent deaths took place at the junction.
The recommendations, contained in a Cycle Superhighw...

Award-winning towpath link below Bow Roundabout shames Cycle Superhighway abovePublished: 02:36pm 18 Nov 2011

In sharp contrast to the condemnation of the lethal road layout at Bow roundabout, the £2.3 million suspended towpath just installed below it has received the highest accolade from the capital’s cycling community, a London Cycling Aw...

Hundreds of cyclists support Tour du Danger protest against 10 worst junctions in LondonPublished: 02:31pm 18 Nov 2011

Hundreds of cyclists turned on Saturday 12 November 2011 to protest against the lack of cycling facilities at London's 10 worst junctions. 
The ride was the idea of London Cycling Award-winning campaigner and blogger Danny Williams and iBi...

Wheels for Wellbeing and suspended towpath triumph in the London Cycling AwardsPublished: 02:36pm 17 Nov 2011

South London all-ability charity Wheels for Wellbeing has won the coveted Community Cycling Project of the Year category of the London Cycling Awards in recognition of its work enabling more than 5000 people with disabilities to enjoy cycling in...

Mayor dithers while Transport for London advises cyclists to avoid Bow roundaboutPublished: 04:27pm 16 Nov 2011

 

In Wednesday's Mayor’s Questions, Boris Johnson refused to admit there are fundamental design problems at Bow roundabout, despite two cyclist deaths there in recent weeks.
His response contrasted strongly with advice from Transpor...

Police fine cyclists £30 and tell them to ride around killer Bow roundaboutPublished: 08:03pm 15 Nov 2011

A London cyclist has written to us to explain how she was fined £30 by police and ordered to ride around the Bow roundabout – a location where two cyclists have died in recent weeks – despite riding lawfully on a shared-use pat...

Local cyclists to commemorate Bow fatalities with candlelit vigil at roundabout on FridayPublished: 01:49pm 15 Nov 2011

Local London Cycling Campaign groups in Tower Hamlets and Newham are organising a candlelit vigil at Bow roundabout on the evening of Friday 18 November 2011 to commemorate the two cyclists killed there in recent weeks.
Representatives from Tow...

Please take 20 seconds to tell the Mayor of London cyclists need a safe Bow roundaboutPublished: 04:01pm 14 Nov 2011

Currently the choices for cyclists at the Bow roundabout are:
1. Use the 'Superhighway'

2. Use the flyover

In a civilised city, neither of these is acceptable...
Today, we've written to the Mayor of London Boris Johnson telling him Bow rou...

London Cycling Campaign demands immediate Bow redesign after roundabout claims second victim in three weeksPublished: 12:08am 12 Nov 2011

There have been vehement calls for an immediate redesign of the Bow roundabout, after news that tonight it claimed the life of a second cyclist in three weeks.
The London cycling community has been stunned by the news that a 20-year-old female ...

Blue Door Bicycles in Crystal Palace trials ladies night for afterwork cycling shoppersPublished: 04:02pm 11 Nov 2011

Blue Door Bicycles in Crystal Palace, SE19, is keen that cycling is fun for men and women, so it's holding an in-store ladies night on 17 November 2011, from 6-9pm.
Proprietor David Hibbs said, "We know many bike shops have a reputation for bei...

Have you got the energy and initiative to be a Go Dutch cycling champion?Published: 03:26pm 11 Nov 2011

Do you love cycling?
Do you live in London?
Do you want to help improve our city for cycling?
Do you have some spare time between now and May 2012?
Become a Go Dutch champion
We're looking for people with energy and initiative to be champio...

Westfield Stratford fast earning reputation for having the worst cycle lanes in LondonPublished: 11:51am 11 Nov 2011

Not content with erecting road signs in the middle of bike lanes outside its new shopping centre in (see photo below), Westfield Stratford now has a track with cobbles dotted along its entire length (above).
The concrete cobbles in Westfield Av...

Mayor of London denies junction improvements are key to increasing cyclist safetyPublished: 06:03pm 09 Nov 2011

Today London's Mayor Boris Johnson questioned the wisdom of redesigning the city's worst junctions, despite two recent cyclist fatalities at junctions where campaigners had warned of road danger. 
We wrote to TfL in February 2011 to highli...

London cyclists prepare for tour of city's 10 worst junctions and one-way systemsPublished: 04:14pm 07 Nov 2011

On Saturday 12 November 2011 around 100 cyclists are expected to take part in a ride to highlight the 10 worst places to cycle in London.
See the route (updated 5pm, 11 Nov))
The ride is the brainchild of bloggers/campaigners Danny Willia...

London Cycling Awards: List of Judges' Shortlisted Projects for 2011Published: 12:38pm 07 Nov 2011

The London Cycling Awards are kindly sponsored by Butterworth Spengler (providers of our Urban Cycling Insurance) and Levenes, our recommended cycle-friendly solicitor
Shortlisted nominations for the London Cycling Awards 2011 range from maj...