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Archives for April 2010

Survey seeks cyclists' views on air pollution in LondonPublished: 11:00pm 29 Apr 2010

photo Jeremy Hughes London is the dirtiest city in Europe as far as air pollution is concernedA masters student at King's College, London, is asking cyclists to fill in a short survey on their experiences of air pollution in the capital.Urban air ...

VIDEO: Lukewarm reception for first signs of Cycle SuperhighwaysPublished: 11:00pm 29 Apr 2010

video Jamie Lowe/LCC Click the image to watch, click twice to watch in a bigger windowInfrastructure experts and commuter cyclists have criticised the unsegregated 1.5m-wide cycle lanes that mark the first signs of the Cycle Superhighway routes ...

Guerilla Gardeners give London potholes a friendly face Published: 11:00pm 29 Apr 2010

photos Allison Moore A pothole gardener has been brightening up north London roadsA green-fingered resident of north London is giving some of the capital's numerous potholes a ‘Ground Force’-style makeover by planting spring flowers in them.Steve ...

Want £5000 for cycle parking for your workplace?Published: 11:00pm 29 Apr 2010

photo Adrian Lewis If your workplace is a mile or less from a Cycle Superhighway, apply for a £5k grant

Transport for London is offering cycle parking, training and maintenance to workplaces located up to one mile from Superhighway routes 3 and 7...

LCC at 'Look Mum No Hands' cyclist bar-café during Bike WeekPublished: 11:00pm 29 Apr 2010

photos Risa Sano LCC will be at Look Mum No Hands bar-café weekdays during Bike Week 2010LCC will be holding different events every weekday during Bike Week 2010 at the cyclist bar-café Look Mum No Hands in Old Street.Monday 21 June 7.30am–11amCyc...

Expert calls for more cycling investment in cycling and end to one-way systems Published: 11:00pm 19 Apr 2010

photo Christian Wolmar is a respected transport journalist, whose many specialisms include trains and cyclingTransport journalist Christian Wolmar writes eloquently about the need for proper cycling investment in the UK...http://www.guardian.co.uk...

Car-centric Sydney becomes latest city to embrace bicycle transportPublished: 11:00pm 17 Apr 2010

photo NSW Tourism The City of Sydney is embracing cycling with hundreds of miles of cycle lanesSydney, Australia, is the latest city to embrace cycling as a mode of transport, with plans to build 200km of new cycle lanes, including 55km of segreg...

Tweed Run sees 400 London cyclists show off sartorial splendourPublished: 11:43pm 15 Apr 2010

video Click
here to watch LCC's video of the 2010 Tweed Run (click it again to open in a larger window)
The
second annual Tweed Run took place on Saturday 10 April 2010, with 400
cyclists riding around central London dressed in tweed and othe...

Cyclenation conference in Portsmouth on 20mph and 'Future Cycling Cities' Published: 11:00pm 14 Apr 2010

photo The spring Cyclenation conference will be held in Portsmouth where 20mph limits are commonThe assocation of UK cycle campaigning groups, Cyclenation (of which LCC is a member), is holding its next cycle campaigning conference in Portsmouth ...

LCC seeks volunteers to increase campaign pressurePublished: 11:00pm 14 Apr 2010

LCC is looking for volunteers to strengthen its campaigns teams, working on the organisation's public-facing Greater London campaigns and highlighting other cycling lobbying priorities.This is a great opportunity to put your skills to good use, a...

Your experiences of bike theft can help LCC's major anti-theft campaignPublished: 11:00pm 14 Apr 2010

photo Adrian Lewis Theft costs the city millions, and it's time the politicians and the police took actionPlease fill in this 60-second survey on your bike theft experiences in Greater London.Click here to take survey We'll use this information to...

LCC warns cyclists of extra 700 lorries in central LondonPublished: 11:00pm 14 Apr 2010

map Double-click the map to zoom in, and drag it to see the lorry routesCyclists were warned to take extra care when hundreds of 32-ton lorries passed through central London to The Shard building site near London Bridge station.Starting during e...

Royal Mail abandons delivery bikes while Office Depot embraces themPublished: 11:00pm 14 Apr 2010

photo Olympic gold-medalist Jamie Staff joined Office Depot to launch the new bikes at City HallWhile Royal Mail has been heavily criticised for announcing plans to phase out bicycles for delivering post across the UK, Office Depot is building up ...

Institute of Advanced Motorists tells cyclists to 'take the lane'Published: 09:04am 06 Apr 2010

photo Alix Stredwick The IAM is advising cyclists to 'take the lane' under some circumstances The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), Britain’s largest road-safety charity, says it's safer for cyclists to “take the lane” when passing parked car...

Early tickets details for London Olympics announcedPublished: 04:57pm 01 Apr 2010

photo Andy Wilkes-flickr A year after the velodrome was started, the structure is starting to take shapeAnyone wanting to keep one eye on the Olympic ticket situation can register their interest by visiting 
www.tickets.london2012.com or by calli...