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Archives for February 2013

Mapping London's Cyclists - Where do they live? Published: 1:58pm 26 February 2013

Bruce Lynn from Southwark Cyclists looks at some recent research from Sports England into the cycling habits of Londoners
 
Ever wondered where all the cyclists live in London? Or which borough has the most cyclists? Well the latest Sport E...

NICE ideas to make the UK a healthier place by encouraging cycling and walkingPublished: 1:42pm 26 February 2013

LCC campaigner Susie Morrow helped formulate new national guidelines to promote walking and cycling

During 2012, I was one of two ‘community members’ working with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to p...

Conservative Assembly Members scupper attempt to boost cycling budget by £41 millionPublished: 1:13pm 25 February 2013

The London Assembly divided on party lines today as all nine Conservative Assembly Members voted against an amendment that would have seen an extra £41 million of the £7 billion Transport for London budget allocated to cycling in 201...

Transport for London cycling supremo, Ben Plowden, talks to the London Cycling CampaignPublished: 4:25pm 19 February 2013

The man in charge of Transport for London's cycling provision - Director of Better Routes and Places, Ben Plowden - spoke with LCC's Tom Bogdanowicz.

TB: In April 2012, the Mayor signed up to three Love London, Go Dutch pledges: (1) Go Dutch pr...

London Cycling Campaign supporters swamp City Hall with over 10,000 emailsPublished: 4:16pm 19 February 2013


London Assembly Members have received thousands of emails via the London Cycling Campaign’s online letter-writing tool, urging them to vote in support of raising the amount of money allocated to cycling in the Mayor’s budget.
Ac...

Ann Kenrick: Drop a size in jeans in four days whilst eating all you want!Published: 12:30pm 19 February 2013

London Cycling Campaign's Board of Trustees Chair, Ann Kenrick, recounts her epic cycling journey to Paris.
At this time of year with the wind howling – great if it is behind your back but not if you are trying to get home from work and c...

What can London learn from Copenhagen's record on reducing danger for cyclists?Published: 12:06pm 19 February 2013

Niels Tørsløv, Copenhagen's head of road safety and traffic management, talks about cycling provision with London Cycling Campaign's Mike Cavenett

MC: What can the rest of the world learn from Copenhagen, particularly around desig...

Zoe Williams on The Tour de France starting in EnglandPublished: 11:22am 19 February 2013

London Cyclist columnist, Zoe Williams - so the Tour de France is kicking off in England  again - but should we view this as strange?
The Tour de France is coming to Leeds. Going through Yorkshire, maxing out at Hebden Bridge, whistling th...

LCC calls on London Assembly to back motion calling for £41 million increase in cycling budgetPublished: 4:38pm 18 February 2013

The London Cycling Campaign has contacted its 12,000 members and 40,000 supporters asking them to write to their London Assembly Members in support of a budget increase for cycling next year of £41 million.
WRITE TO YOUR ASSEMBLY MEMBER
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London Cycling Campaign in Hackney says "Let's share Shoreditch"Published: 5:05pm 14 February 2013

Dutch-style 'design for negotiation' comes to streets north of the City, writes Trevor Parsons from the London Cycling Campaign in Hackney:
Foot will come before wheel, and muscle before motor when, later this year, Leonard Circus (see phot...

Ashok Sinha: Why is the law so inconsistent when it deals with cyclists hurt on the road?Published: 3:10pm 11 February 2013

London Cycling Campaign chief executive Ashok Sinha ponders the inconsistencies in the law following a number of controversial trial verdicts
Wlodzimierz Umaniec is an artist. He is also now a jailed criminal. Founder of the ‘yellowism&rs...

London Assembly members vote for Mayor to increase cycling budget for 2013-14Published: 5:28pm 8 February 2013

A majority of London Assembly members have voted for Mayor Boris Johnson to increase the amount earmarked for cycling in next year’s (2013-14) GLA budget.

The current provision for cycling in the Mayor’s budget is £...

Transport for London conference backs LCC's 'Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling' campaignPublished: 8:00am 8 February 2013

Transport for London hosted a conference on Monday 4 February, attended by LCC and other lorry experts, to deliver freight safety recommendations to London borough councils.
The conference was attended by 25 out of 33 of the London councils, and ...

Get Britain Cycling cross party parliamentary enquiry - LCC submissionPublished: 4:06pm 5 February 2013

An Inquiry by the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group aims to enable more people across the UK to take up cycling, cycle more often and cycle more safely.
A select committee style inquiry, made up of a cross-party group of Parliamentarians is ...