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Archives for August 2011

London Cycling Campaign seeks Ruby on Rails developer to expand website featuresPublished: 3:48pm 25 August 2011

After the excitement of our website relaunch, back in May 2011, we're looking for a freelance Ruby on Rails developer to add more features to our site.
Ideally based in or near Greater London (so we can meet when necessary), you'll be an experien...

London Cycling Campaign helps launch bike club at prestigious Brentford property developmentPublished: 2:23pm 25 August 2011

The London Cycling Campaign has been working with Barratt Homes in west London to provide a bike club for a new residential development.
Launched on 20 August 2011, the scheme allows residents of the 'Great West Quarter' in Brentford to borrow ...

Cyclists urged to email City of London to support more one-way streets reverting to two-wayPublished: 1:01pm 25 August 2011

Cyclists are being urged to email their support for proposals to revert 10 one-way locations in the City of London to two-way for cycling.
As reported on the Cyclist in the City blog, the City of London has opened a consultation until Thursday ...

Report from London School of Economics says cycling boosts UK economy by £3 billion per yearPublished: 1:57pm 22 August 2011

A new report from the London School of Economics says even the UK's current low levels of cycling generate nearly £3 billion for our economy.
As well as providing 23,000 jobs in the cycling industry, the report lists other major benefits fr...

Call for motions and nominations to the board for the 2011 Annual General MeetingPublished: 11:41am 22 August 2011

The 2011 London Cycling Campaign Annual General Meeting will take place on the evening of Wednesday 16 November 2011 at London South Bank University.
As well as the hugely popular annual London Cycling Awards, the AGM will feature this year&rsquo...

Are you a graphic artist who can create inspiring streetscapes of London?Published: 1:30pm 19 August 2011

A key part of our work is persuading decision-makers to remodel our streets so they're more appealing for cyclists and walkers.
To boost major campaigns such as Blackfriars and the forthcoming ‘Go Dutch’, we need top-quality visuals...

Give your bike some flower power and join the floral bicycle parade in central LondonPublished: 12:47pm 19 August 2011

You're invited to join in the floral bicycle parade around the Southbank Centre on Sunday 28 August 2011.
You can flower-theme your bike, clothing and accessories before you arrive, or visit one of the bike decoration stations when you arrive, ...

Cycling enthusiasts wanted to help out at London Skyride (with free T-shirt and lunch)Published: 11:24am 19 August 2011

On Sunday 4 September 2011, the London Skyride sees several miles of city centre streets closed to motor vehicles, and tens of thousands of people on bikes, skates and on foot enjoying the carnival atmosphere.
We're looking for enthusiastic vol...

Nominations are now open for the London Cycling Awards 2011Published: 8:28pm 6 August 2011

Now is your chance to nominate your favourite cycling project or event for a London Cycling Awards 2011.
This year, there's a new category of Local Campaigner of the Year and there will be a public vote in the Events category.
The Awards, run ...

It's time to tell Southwark Council that London Bridge station upgrade will do nothing for cyclistsPublished: 5:24pm 5 August 2011

Two weeks ago, we told you how cyclists are being let down by Network Rail by its planned £1.2 billion development at London Bridge.
We've just submitted our objection to the planning application, which unbelievably says there'll be only ...

London Cycling Campaign debunks Transport for London's new flawed Blackfriars statisticsPublished: 2:02pm 5 August 2011

A recent Transport for London press release put a whole new spin on the traffic numbers for the Blackfriars area.
Before we point out the errors in the numbers, we must say first that it’s great to see TfL at last emphasising the needs of t...

Cyclist killed on stretch of Clapham cycle route identified as dangerous in 2008Published: 1:44pm 5 August 2011

The death of a cyclist in Clapham has prompted campaigners to ask why a dangerous cycle route wasn't improved when major problems with the road layout had already been identified by Transport for London.
A 49-year-old female cyclist died instantl...

Win VIP wristbands for the Surrey Cycle Classic and watch Mark Cavendish sprint for victoryPublished: 1:36pm 5 August 2011

Do you want to be one of the the first to watch the Olympic cyclists riding the 2012 road race course?
We're giving away VIP wristbands for the Surrey Cycle Classic on Sunday 14 August 2011, when you might be watching Mark Cavendish sprint for vi...

London Cycling Campaign briefs Assembly Members before Blackfriars meeting with MayorPublished: 11:32am 5 August 2011

Leading London Assembly members are calling for a meeting with Mayor Boris Johnson to discuss the Blackfriars traffic scheme, and we've produced a detailed briefing paper that highlights:

the need to retain the 20mph speed limit
the shortco...

London Cycling Campaign members say Going Dutch will lead our 2012 mayoral electionPublished: 3:13pm 3 August 2011

(photo Amsterdamize)
Our members have voted for 'Going Dutch' to be our main campaign theme in the run-up to the 2012 Mayoral Election.
We asked members to vote from four activist-chosen campaigns:

Going Dutch: cycling space on main roads
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