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Archives for December 2012

More Londoners take to their bikes while car ownership across the capital falls dramaticallyPublished: 5:08pm 20 December 2012

Transport for London's latest annual 'Travel In London' report shows that more than 700,000 people a day cycled during last summer, underlining a 9% shift from cars to public transport, walking and cycling since 2000.
Sadly the rise in the numb...

Lobbying of European Parliament could release millions to build cycling infrastructurePublished: 3:35pm 20 December 2012

The European Cycling Federation (of which LCC is a member through Cyclenation) has earned a major victory in its campaign for more recognition of cycling infrastructure in the EU budget 2014-20.
The European Parliament’s Tourism and Trans...

Plans for Superhighway 5 provide benefits for cycling but fall short of Dutch standardsPublished: 12:18pm 20 December 2012

Plans for Cycle Superhighway 5 are a step in the right direction, but fail to provide Dutch-quality cycling as the Mayor promised during the 2012 election.
Superhighway 5, from New Cross Gate to Victoria, is due to open in 2013, and plans were...

Transport for London design for westbound junction of Bow won't guarantee cyclist safetyPublished: 11:40am 20 December 2012

LCC has written to Transport for London calling for separate cyclist crossings at Bow roundabout, rather than persisting with the flawed 'early start' design, which offers cyclists just 2 seconds head start to cross this large dangerous junction...

Get 40% off your tickets and visit us at the fabulous London Bike Show in January 2013Published: 3:41pm 18 December 2012

The London Bike Show takes place from Thursday 17 to Sunday 20 January 2013 at the Excel Centre in East London, and you can get 40% off the on the door ticket price by taking advantage of our fabulous ticket offer. 
Buy tickets here (...

Brighton and Hove is latest place to embrace citywide 20mph speed limits for safer cyclingPublished: 1:54pm 18 December 2012

Plans for a more people-friendly 20mph speed limit for 500 streets in Brighton and Hove have been approved by the council's Transport Committee, after a majority of residents backed the move.
The move still needs to be ratified after objections...

Court verdicts highlight need for much greater protection for cyclists under the lawPublished: 5:03pm 14 December 2012

The London Cycling Campaign is calling for the law to provide much greater protection for cyclists, after two court verdicts today left victim’s families and friends dismayed.
In the first case, at the Old Bailey a motorist who opened his...

UPDATED: Darwins Deli delivery rider is latest London cyclist-lorry crash victimPublished: 11:11am 6 December 2012

According to news reports, another London cyclist has been killed in a lorry crash, this time in Commercial Road in the borough of Tower Hamlets, near the junction with Arbour Square (pictured above).
The victim has been named as Javed Sumbal, ...

BBC TV "War On Britain's Roads" programme misrepresents cyclists, putting lives at riskPublished: 1:46pm 5 December 2012

The London Cycling Campaign has strongly condemned a BBC1 primetime TV programme to be shown today because it misrepresents London’s cyclists in a way likely to create tension on the streets, putting vulnerable road users at greater risk.
C...

Ann Kenrick elected new chair of the London Cycling Campaign board of trusteesPublished: 10:57am 4 December 2012

Ann Kenrick OBE has been elected chair of the London Cycling Campaign board of trustees.
Ann (pictured above) is Secretary-General of the Franco-British Council and lives in Camberwell, South London, with her family.
She takes over after four ...