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Archives for March 2012

Westfield Stratford cements reputation as the worst designer of cycle lanes in LondonPublished: 06:06pm 29 Mar 2012

It’s hard to believe that anyone could have designed, built or approved the latest cycle lane disasters at the new Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, East London (see photos above and below).
The shopping giant has already been ...

Volunteers out in force to gather support for 'Love London, Go Dutch' call for safer cycling streetsPublished: 05:12pm 28 Mar 2012

Over 100 volunteers will be out on London's streets today and during the next three weeks collecting signatures for the Love London, Go Dutch petition and telling people about 28 April's Big Ride in support of safer streets for cycling.&nbs...

UPDATED: Police search for hit and run killer of 17 year old cyclist in DeptfordPublished: 09:33am 25 Mar 2012

People in Deptford have been shocked by the hit-and-run killing of a popular 17-year-old cyclist, known locally as 'TJ'.
A silver Audi hit the cyclist on Deptford Church Street, near the junction with Bronze Street at around 5pm on Friday 23 Marc...

London cyclists warned to STAY BACK behind dangerous lorriesPublished: 08:16pm 22 Mar 2012

             
"STAY BACK"
A short, sharp message from Transport for London headlines their latest PR campaign warning about the danger of HGV lorries.
Thousands of handlebar leaf...

Extra £15 million for London's dangerous junctions must be the beginning for safer cyclingPublished: 05:19pm 22 Mar 2012

An extra £15 million has been announced in the 2012 budget for making London's worst junctions less dangerous for cycling. 
Although the extra money is welcome, the figure was described by LCC's campaign officer Charlie Lloyd on the ...

Major concern at possibility of third Blackwall tunnel at Silvertown based on flawed DfT dataPublished: 05:02pm 22 Mar 2012

In the 2012 budget the Coalition Government announced an extra £15 million to help make some of London's junctions more safe for cycling.
More money for dangerous junctions is badly needed, but as LCC campaigns officer Charlie Lloyd said ...

Conservative Assembly Members urged to join Lab/Lib/Greens in backing 'Love London, Go Dutch' campaignPublished: 05:48pm 15 Mar 2012

Every Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green Party member of the London Assembly has signed LCC's Love London, Go Dutch petition
Our petition is calling on the mayoral candidates to make London more liveable by making our streets as safe and inviti...

Summer of Cycling heralds fresh era of cooperation among cycling organisations and businessesPublished: 03:59pm 14 Mar 2012

The Summer of Cycling is an umbrella promotion by 23 cycling organisations (including the London Cycling Campaign), to help grow cycling in the UK in 2012.
At its official launch at the House of Commons on 14 March 2012 it stated its clear aim ...

London's best off-road cycling and walking route to Olympic Park will be closed for the gamesPublished: 03:02pm 14 Mar 2012

London cyclists have been stunned by the news that one of the capital's most popular walking and cycling routes, along the River Lea, leading to the Olympic Park, will be closed the beginning of July to 10th September.
It will be replaced ...

Barnet 'Great Divide' protest ride will highlight destructive effects of motor-centric urban planningPublished: 10:22am 13 Mar 2012

On 25 March 2012, cyclists are being urged to join Barnet Cycling Campaign's 'Great Divide' ride to highlight the destructive effect that motor-centric policies have on local lives.
More info: meeting point at New Southgate station (view m...

Southwark Cyclists persuade council to embrace Dutch-style solutions on borough streetsPublished: 01:02pm 12 Mar 2012

Southwark Council has responded to pressure from Southwark Cyclists, the local LCC group, to reverse its transport policy, which previously rejected the use of segregated bike lanes.
In a recent Transport Plan, the council announced a new polic...

Death of 8-year-old cyclist in Kingston shows need for urgent rethink of London street designPublished: 03:49pm 09 Mar 2012

On Tuesday this week an eight-year-old boy, Ali Nasralla, was tragically killed while cycling home from school in the borough of Kingston. 
Tragedy is an overused word, but try reading the sad messages in the video ab...

Locals welcome new hire bikes in East London but calling for more cycle-friendly streetsPublished: 03:34pm 08 Mar 2012

We went out this morning to talk to people in East London, to gather signatures for our Love London, Go Dutch petition, and see what people thought of the new hire bikes that have been installed in the area today.
Rebecca Collins from Bethnal...