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Archives for May 2014

No charges after defective lorry kills London cyclistPublished: 11:03am 30 May 2014

As reported in the Evening Standard the Crown Prosecution Service decided not to make any charges against the driver of a Crossrail lorry involved in the death of Maria Karsa in September 2013.
The Standard has been following up this story afte...

Are London streets now less dangerous for cycling?Published: 9:36am 30 May 2014

The startling fall by 28% in the number of cyclists injured last year enlivened the Mayor's press release announcing an ongoing Operation Safeway to reduce road crime.
Journalists and politicians love to over-dramatise any rapid change in stati...

Borough by borough breakdown of local election results and Space for Cycling supporting councillorsPublished: 4:40pm 29 May 2014

Nearly 800 London councillors now committed to Space for Cycling, with 14 councils having a majority of councillors to our local cycling improvements. Read the full story.
Below is a borough-by-borough summary of the newly elected councils acro...

800 councillors backed Space for Cycling, and 14 councils have majority of councillors supporting our campaignPublished: 4:34pm 29 May 2014

Last week, on local election day, the London Cycling Campaign celebrated gaining support for Space for Cycling from half of London’s local election candidates.
This week, after analysing the election results, we’re celebrating the f...

100 Greatest Cycling Climbs of the Tour de France - Member Discount Published: 3:08pm 28 May 2014

The latest instalment in the 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs series, Simon Warren rides, photographs, describes, maps and profiles the 100 greatest climbs of the Tour de France. The jersey-pocket sized book is available to London Cycling Campaign memb...

Traffic police must recognise ‘carelessness is a crime’ in order to successfully tackle cycling injuries and deathPublished: 1:56pm 27 May 2014

The London Cycling Campaign welcomes the figures announced today showing a drop in the yearly rate of cyclists killed or seriously injured in collisions, but says traffic police need to recognise that carelessness is a crime, and this must be ta...

Campaigners celebrate as half London's council election candidates back local Space for CyclingPublished: 4:42pm 22 May 2014

As voters went to the polls today, the London Cycling Campaign was celebrating gaining the support of half of London's council election candidates for its call for Space for Cycling in local streets.
3370 candidates (from 6776) have committed t...

When two rides collide ... Published: 3:04pm 20 May 2014

Saturday May 17th 2014, saw not just one but two groups of cyclists descend on central London. The first was, of course, our Big Ride to raise support for our Space for Cycling campaign, but the second was the wonderful Tweed Run - which saw 500...

Thousands of Londoners join the Big Ride in central London to tell politicians we want streets that are safe and inviting for cyclingPublished: 3:43pm 17 May 2014

Glorious sunshine, a host of smiling children, relaxed parents, thousands of ordinary Londoners enjoying the luxury of riding through central London without the fear of motor traffic – the Space for Cycling Big Ride on Saturday 17 May 20...

A third of council election candidates now backing local Space for Cycling improvementsPublished: 12:39pm 16 May 2014

 
Over a third of London's local election candidates (34% or 2555 individuals) are backing the London Cycling Campaign's call for Space for Cycling in their neighbourhood, with major support from the four largest parties.
In Hackney, 99% of...

LCC demands action on safer lorries from Transport Minister McLoughlinPublished: 5:17pm 15 May 2014

 
The death of another cyclist under a large lorry at Elephant and Castle this week has focussed attention on the possibility of getting rid of those HGVs which have restricted vision making it far harder for drivers to see the road around t...

Thousands expected at 'Big Ride' on Sat 17 May demanding streets that are safe and inviting for cyclingPublished: 11:14am 15 May 2014

Thousands of people on bicycles are expected to take part in the London Cycling Campaign "Space for Cycling Big Ride" in central London on Saturday 17 May 2014, telling politicians that Londoners demand streets that are safe and inviting for every...

Man dies cycling through "notorious" Elephant & Castle southern roundabout after lorry collisionPublished: 5:27pm 13 May 2014

A man has died after being in a collision with a lorry while cycling through the southern roundabout at Elephant & Castle roundabout in South London.
He's the fifth person known to die cycling in Greater London omn 2014.
There's no indicat...

Councils sign up for London Cycling Campaign 'Urban Cycle Loan' programme to encourage cyclingPublished: 12:26pm 9 May 2014

The London Cycling Campaign is celebrating increased take-up of our 'Urban Cycle Loan' programme, which enables people who live, work or study within one of the participating boroughs to borrow a bike free for one month.
Urban Cycle Loan is now...

Victory for LCC's Safer Lorries campaign as every local council provides cycling-awareness training for lorry driversPublished: 2:42pm 8 May 2014

Council lorry drivers in every London borough, and the City of London, will be offered Safer Urban Driving (SUD) courses, that include an on-bike session,  as of this year.
Prior to this year, only some boroughs were offering the training,...

Winning political support for Space for Cycling in HarrowPublished: 1:21pm 7 May 2014

Photo courtesy of thisislocallondon.co.uk
LCC trustee and Harrow Cyclist Tony Levene explains how even a simple photoshoot can help win polticians over to LCC's Space for Cycling Campaign. Going for a ride is just the icing on the cake.
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