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Archives for April 2012

10,000 brave the rain to tell politicians London is ready for a Dutch-style cycling revolutionPublished: 3:58pm 28 April 2012

A herd of zebras, a boatful of sailors in oilskins, a pack of bandits on bikes, along with hundreds of families and children waving flags and balloons helped make the 10,000-strong Big Ride a spectacular success, sending a powerful message to ...

Johnson narrows cycling gap with Livingstone by committing to three ‘Go Dutch’ demandsPublished: 5:02pm 27 April 2012

Boris Johnson has joined the other four main mayoral candidates in promising a Dutch-style cycling revolution in London.
After intensive lobbying from the London Cycling Campaign, Johnson today promised, “I am fully committed to meeting the...

The Big Ride minute-by-minute live blogPublished: 10:39am 27 April 2012

From 10.30am on Saturday 28 April 2012, freelance journalist Laura Laker will be blogging exclusively for the London Cycling Campaign, live from the Big Ride.
Please email her your thoughts on the ride, photos and videos, and ideas to make Lond...

Massive gulf opens between two leading mayoral candidates as Livingstone supports Dutch cycling streetsPublished: 10:04am 26 April 2012

Leading mayoral challenger Ken Livingstone has opened a massive gulf between his and Boris Johnson's cycling promises by committing to make London's streets safer for cycling with Dutch-quality facilities.
The Labour candidate joins Liberal Dem...

Addison Lee chairman wrong to blame cyclists because most crashes are caused by bad drivingPublished: 10:29pm 22 April 2012

The London Cycling Campaign has written to Addison Lee chairman John Griffin to make him aware of a study by the independent Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) that shows that bad driving is the major cause of crashes involving adult cyclists.
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Addison Lee chairman scores massive own goal with article likely to increase risk to cyclistsPublished: 9:30am 20 April 2012

London’s largest private hire firm, Addison Lee, has been in the news for the wrong reasons already this week for urging its 3500 drivers to drive illegally in bus lanes, to the detriment of cyclist safety.
Now, its chairman John Griffin ...

UPDATE: High Court confirms Addison Lee cars are illegal in bus lanes. London cyclists warned to beware.Published: 1:32pm 16 April 2012

Cyclists are being warned to take extra care on the roads after the chairman of private hire company Addison Lee told thousands of his drivers that it's lawful for them to use London's bus lanes, when in fact it remains illegal.
There are wides...

Motoring journalist Jeremy Clarkson praises continental-standard cycling provision in CopenhagenPublished: 10:51am 12 April 2012

In an unexpected turn of events, motoring journalist and News International columnist Jeremy Clarkson has inadvertently put his weight behind our Love London, Go Dutch campaign by heaping praise on continental cycling culture, including physic...

London Cycling Campaign helps push cycling centre stage at Evening Standard mayoral hustingsPublished: 10:27am 12 April 2012

LCC's Tom Bogdanowicz put the key cycling question to the mayoral candidates at the Evening Standard's mayoral hustings at the Emmanuel Centre, Marsham Street, London last night (11 April 2012).
He asked if the candidates were prepared to intro...

Cyclist appeals for witnesses after morning rush-hour hit and run collision in East LondonPublished: 4:20pm 10 April 2012

A London Cycling Campaign member was victim of a hit-and-run collision with a motor car at 8:35am this morning (10 April 2012) in East London, and he's appealing for witnesses.
The collision took place at the junction of Campbell Road...

Policy-by-policy analysis of mayoral candidates' cycling manifestosPublished: 3:56pm 5 April 2012

Click on either of the images below to download the PDF of our comparison of the leading candidates' cycling policies:

Download the manifestos
Siobhan Benita's Transport Manifesto
Boris Johnson's Transport Manifesto
Jenny Jones' Cycling Pled...

Summary of London mayoral candidates' cycling manifesto promisesPublished: 3:35pm 5 April 2012

Click on either of the images below to download the PDF of our comparison of the leading candidates' cycling policies:

Download the manifestos
Siobhan Benita's Transport Manifesto
Boris Johnson's Transport Manifesto
Jenny Jones' Cycling Pled...

UPDATED: Johnson and Paddick manifestos likely to fail cycling, while Jones and Livingstone promise much morePublished: 1:07pm 5 April 2012

Boris Johnson's and Brian Paddick's manifesto promises fail to meet the needs of cyclists, according to detailed analysis (see link below) of all the leading candidates’ manifestos by the London Cycling Campaign.
Johnson comes last in eve...

Local campaigners celebrate new riverside walking and cycling route avoiding Wandsworth BridgePublished: 10:13am 2 April 2012

After years of campaigning by local groups, including Wandsworth Cycling Campaign (WCC), an east-west walking and cycling link has been installed under Wandsworth Bridge.
The link provides valuable separation of cycling and walking traffic...