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Archives for November 2012

Major London property developers adopt Safer Lorries charter in partnership with LCCPublished: 4:07pm 29 November 2012

LCC is celebrating another major success as a group of London’s biggest property developers have agreed a Safer Lorries charter, with the potential to make thousands of lorry journeys safer for cyclists and pedestrians.
Signatories to the...

Encourage cycling say health experts because inactivity is as “dangerous as smoking”Published: 3:10pm 29 November 2012

National and local governments should encourage improved public health by making walking and cycling more attractive to everyone, as has been done on the Continent, according a new report by the National Institute for Health Clinical Excellence ...

Hackney, Camden and Waltham Forest join Islington in move to borough-wide 20mphPublished: 10:27am 21 November 2012

0n 21 November 2012, Hackney Council voted overwhelmingly to confirm its commitment to 20mph as the default speed limit for the borough.
Camden and Waltham Forest also recently joined Islington in committing to borough-wide 20mph speed limits ...

London Assembly Transport Committee calls on Mayor to make good his Go Dutch promisesPublished: 9:19am 21 November 2012

The cross-party London Assembly Transport Committee has called on Mayor Boris Johnson to keep his election promises to follow the agenda of our Love London, Go Dutch campaign in order to bring about a genuine cycling revolution in the capital.
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UPDATED: Another London cyclist dies in lorry collision, at A13 in Barking and DagenhamPublished: 2:03pm 20 November 2012

Tributes have poured in after the cyclist killed in the latest lorry crash was named as Brian Florey, a 35-year-old father from Canning Town.
The day after the crash the BBC confirmed another cyclist had been killed in Greater London ...

Roadside vigil at Elephant and Castle this Friday will remember hundreds killed and injuredPublished: 6:00pm 15 November 2012

A roadside vigil will take place on Friday 16 November at 5pm outside the London College of Communication at Elephant and Castle to commemorate those killed on London’s roads in the last year.
The Mayor of London, members of the London A...

Anniversary of Bow death highlights need to improve driving standards and lorry safetyPublished: 5:35pm 15 November 2012

At around 5pm on 11 November 2011, just over one year ago, 34-year-old Svitlana Tereschenko (pictured above) was killed while cycling home from her job as a shop manager at Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford.
Lana, as she was known to her m...

TfL's tasks its Better Junctions review with improving Blackfriars after damning Safety AuditPublished: 4:56pm 15 November 2012

Transport for London has agreed to address the serious safety problems at Blackfriars junction after its Safety Audit team highlighted numerous dangers to cyclists, pedestrians and motorists.
Download the Safety Audit (PDF)
In 2011, thousands ...

London Cycling Campaign board is now fifty percent female after successful trustee electionPublished: 4:09pm 15 November 2012

The London Cycling Campaign now has an equal number of male and female trustees, after four more women were elected to the board at our 2012 Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 14 November.
Former LCC vice-chair David Love was also among the fi...

Wiggins crash highlights the need for radical steps to improve safety for all cyclistsPublished: 4:11pm 9 November 2012

Collisions involving two of the UK’s most famous sporting cyclists have highlighted the need for greater protection for people who cycle on our streets every day.
2012 Tour de France winner and Olympic time trial champion Bradley Wiggins ...

London Cycling Campaign says TfL Road Safety Action Plan must prioritise the most vulnerablePublished: 1:55pm 9 November 2012

Transport for London’s Road Safety Action Plan must be underpinned by a clear strategy that prioritises the safety of walkers and cyclists and addresses the sources of danger on London’s roads, we've said in our formal response to Tf...

Map and photos showing cycling facilities at the Lea Interchange during the Olympic GamesPublished: 1:05pm 7 November 2012

The photos and map below show the likely route taken by cyclist Dan Harris, moments before he was hit by a left-turning bus at the Lea Interchange, on the edge of the Olympic Park.
Our evidence suggests the victim was following signage and cyclin...

TfL Safety Audits ignored danger warnings at location where cyclist killed during OlympicsPublished: 5:43pm 6 November 2012

Transport for London documents obtained using a Freedom of Information request have revealed that the road on which cyclist Dan Harris was killed during the Olympics was known to be hazardous for cycling, but the remedial measures taken were ina...

Mineral Products Association launches policy to make 30,000 UK lorries safer for cyclingPublished: 3:05pm 2 November 2012

This week we're celebrating a second major lorry victory for London cycling as the UK-wide Mineral Products Association (MPA) announced an agreement to put in place significant measures to reduce the road danger caused by its lorries.
All 30,00...