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Archives for April 2011

Now's your chance to submit corrections for London cycle mapsPublished: 11:00pm 27 April 2011

photo The original paper maps were developed by LCC in conjunction with the then mayor, Ken Livingstone

The 14 London Cycling Guides, first published in 2001 by Transport for London in partnership with LCC, were the successors to LCC’s ...

London's obesity crisis costing £1 billion per year in healthcarePublished: 11:00pm 27 April 2011

photo A new report from the London Assembly, Tipping the Scales condemns the lack of action on obesity

A new report commissioned by the London Assembly's Health & Public Services Committee, shows that Greater London has the worst chi...

Transport for London dropped cycle-friendly plan for BlackfriarsPublished: 11:00pm 26 April 2011

Documents requested by LCC show that Transport for London was working on a more cycle-friendly double T-junction plan for Blackfriars as long ago as 2007.
The designs were originally supported by the City of London and echoed similar proposals fr...

LCC launches extended programme of cycle training for over-50sPublished: 11:00pm 25 April 2011

For 2011, LCC is pleased to announce an expanded programme of cycle training for the over-50s, with funding from the Bicycle Association and borough councils.
The Agewell On Wheels courses cost just £10, and take place in four locations (se...

Cyclists urged to sign petition calling for Archway to be two-way againPublished: 12:29pm 15 April 2011

photo The Archway one-way system increases danger for cyclists and pedestrians in the area

Cyclists are being urged to sign a petition calling for the Archway one-way system to be returned to two way.
NB: The petition is only open until Mond...

Dangerous cycling bill won't tackle road deaths caused bad drivingPublished: 12:01pm 15 April 2011

photo Drivers using mobiles phones are a common sign in London, posing a grave threat to cyclists and pedestrians

 
 
The Dangerous Cycling bill being promoted by Andrea Leadsom MP fails to tackle the real causes of death and...

Camberwell-based architects win competition for Bankside bikeshedPublished: 11:00pm 7 April 2011

photo The winning bike shed design from Studio Meda has the right blend of practicality and style

Camberwell-based architects Studio Meda have won the competition run by Better Bankside to design a new bikeshed for Southwark and the South Ban...

Mass-participation Cycle Marathon coming to London by 2013Published: 11:00pm 7 April 2011

photo The Cape Town Argus could be the model for a mass-participation Cycle Marathon coming to London

A 'London Marathon on Wheels' could be organised in the capital by 2013, according to the Evening Standard.
The paper says it has seen prop...

Government forced to spend extra £5 million battling London's air pollutionPublished: 11:00pm 7 April 2011

photo The mayor's own studies suggest that 4300 people die prematurely in London due to polluted air

London's air quality is so bad that Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has put £5 million into a 'Clean Air Fund', some of which might ...

URGENT: Today is last chance to email for a safe Blackfriars BridgePublished: 11:00pm 7 April 2011

photo Cyclists must email Transport for London to prevent Blackfriars Bridge becoming more hazardous

Friday 15 April is the last day you can email (STengagement@tfl.gov.uk) Transport for London to protest against a new design for Blackfr...

Agewell cycle training for over 50s is perfect for encouraging older people back on bikesPublished: 11:00pm 3 April 2011

Are you 50 or older, and want to improve your cycling?
Or perhaps you have an older friend or relative who wants to improve their confidence riding on the road?
Agewell on Wheels cycle lessons are open to men and women 50 years old or more, ...

Have you seen these distinctive bikes stolen from London cycle shop?Published: 11:00pm 3 April 2011

photo Custom paint jobs and components make many of Druid Cycles' stolen bikes very recognisable

Community bike shop, Druid Cycles in Bermondsey, is appealing for people to be on the lookout for a large number of distinctive bikes stolen from...

Newhams youngsters protest to mayor about lack of cycle facilitiesPublished: 11:00pm 3 April 2011

photo Staff and young people involved with the Watersmeet Woodcraft Folk club protest in Newham

A group of Newham youngsters protested outside the Olympic Park on Saturday 19 March 2011 to bring attention to the poor cycling facilities in the...