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Archives for September 2012

Wheels For Wellbeing disability cycling charity needs your vote in National Lottery competitionPublished: 3:58pm 28 September 2012

London disability cycling charity Wheels for Wellbeing have reached the final of the 'Best Sports Project' category on the National Lottery Draw Show, 8.15pm on BBC1 this Saturday.
We're urging you to vote (it takes 10 secs) for this fabulous...

Video examining cycle safety in London highlights need to reject flawed modelling dataPublished: 1:37pm 28 September 2012

Communications student Laura Borner produced this film about cycling safety in London as part of her degree course.
It features an interview with Debbie Dorling, widow of father-of-three Brian Dorling who was killed by a left-turning lorry at B...

Boris Johnson retracts claim that two-thirds of cyclists killed and injured broke the lawPublished: 12:32pm 28 September 2012

After months of pressure from campaigners, Mayor Boris Johnson has retracted his claim that two-thirds of cyclists killed or seriously injured in London had suffered as a result of breaking the law.
LCC’s Charlie Lloyd said, "The mayor is t...

Go Dutch conference attracts leading Transport for London and Government decision-makersPublished: 9:14pm 20 September 2012

Download the Love London, Go Dutch Conference plenary summary
 
Transport Minister Norman Baker and Transport for London director Ben Plowden will speak at the capital's first ever Love London, Go Dutch conference, promoting continental-s...

Bikeworks and Barclays combine to screen short film at 2012 Bicycle Film FestivalPublished: 6:12pm 20 September 2012

The Bicycle Film Festival returns to the Barbican on 4-7 October, with a mix of quirky, imaginative and inspirational cycling films.
As part of the festival Barclays is screening a new short film 'Cycle into Work' showcasing the community progr...

TfL tells Assembly 'Love London, Go Dutch' principles will influence Superhighway extensionPublished: 4:16pm 14 September 2012

Transport for London Director Ben Plowden (responsible for walking and cycling; pictured above) has told the London Assembly Transport Committee that the extension of Cycle Superhighway 2 to Stratford will be built taking account of LCC's L...

London Cycling Campaign and NHS Greenwich launch ‘bikes for health’ for local residentsPublished: 2:53pm 14 September 2012

The London Cycling Campaign’s Cycling Projects team has joined forces with NHS Greenwich and On Your Bike to provide inexpensive loan bikes to residents in an effort to improve public health, reduce congestion and save people money.
Altho...

Campaigners Conference helps shape strategic direction for cyclists at 2014 local electionsPublished: 2:41pm 14 September 2012

On Saturday 8 September around 100 members, supporters, trustees and staff gathered at South Bank University to discuss the London Cycling Campaign strategy in the lead-up to the 2014 local elections.
Keynote speeches by chief executive Ashok S...

TfL gives incomplete statement to London Assembly on death of cyclist at Olympic ParkPublished: 2:06pm 14 September 2012

LCC has written to Transport for London Commissioner Peter Hendy asking him to clarify comments made to the London Assembly Transport Committee about the cyclist who was killed in a collision near the Olympic Park.
The road layout and signage i...

LCC warns Transport for London that 'early start' is dangerous to cycling at large junctionsPublished: 12:01pm 14 September 2012

The London Cycling Campaign has written to Transport for London warning it not to replicate the 'early start' facility that has been installed at the eastbound entrance to Bow roundabout at similar large junctions.
Read our letter here
At pres...

British Cycling repeats call for wholesale review of justice system to properly protect cyclistsPublished: 2:51pm 7 September 2012

British Cycling has reiterated its demand (first made in the spring) for a review of the British justice system, calling for much greater protection for the most vulnerable people on our roads such as walkers and cyclists.
The London Cycling Ca...

Local free magazine in Richmond apologises for claiming "the only good cyclist is a dead one"Published: 2:17pm 7 September 2012

Bike shop chain Moores Cycles, based in south-west London, has said it won't be advertising again with Richmond Magazine after the freebie publication's September editorial (above) claimed "the only good cyclist is a dead one".
The deeply ...

Win a beautiful hand-illustrated map at one of three farmers' markets in LondonPublished: 12:18pm 7 September 2012

Celebrate the arrival of autumn and enjoy the chance to win a beautiful hand-illustrated map of London at three farmers' markets across London.
As well as entering the competition at our stalls (11am-2pm) you'll also be able to pick up a free b...