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Manchester makes strides with mass ridePublished: 12:25pm 4 November 2013

 
With our Space for Cycling 2014 campaign gaining momentum, we look at how the message and #space4cycling have spread nationally since London Cycling Campaign’s three summer rides. This first-hand report from Kristina Ella Gjerding - ...

Mayor's Cycle SuperHighway 2 extension the first step towards Going Dutch for London cyclistsPublished: 3:59pm 31 October 2013

The extension of Cycle Superhighway 2 from Bow roundabout to Stratford is now in place (mostly), and it looks like it could be the start of something really good for London cycling.
We shot a video going east and then west (see above): the qual...

Cycling Projects: 2013 CCFL awarded projects start turning their wheelsPublished: 2:12pm 31 October 2013

The Hackney Volunteer Police Cadets is one of the 21 CCFL awarded projects that are going to develop in the coming months. Tom Morris, the Volunteer Cadet Co-ordinator, explains how this project will improve the lives of the 50 cadets th...

How LCC policy on maximum speeds and volumes of motor traffic can be used by local cycling campaignersPublished: 10:21am 31 October 2013

LCC trustee and sustainable transport academic Dr Rachel Aldred explains how LCC's recent AGM motion on speeds and volumes of motor traffic can help local campaigning. This post originally appeared on her blog. 
Since our AGM on 19 October 2...

We define (1) motor traffic speeds and volumes that are acceptable for cycling and (2) solutions for problem streetsPublished: 1:27pm 30 October 2013

(1) Motor traffic speeds and volumes that are acceptable for cycling
At our 2013 AGM, our members passed a motion defining what speeds and volumes of motor vehicles in which it's acceptable to ask people to cycle.
We know from countless survey...

Gift Aid your membership today and give £9 to LCC for FREEPublished: 12:00pm 24 October 2013

Many of you might be aware of the term ‘Gift Aid’, but don’t actually know what it means and, more importantly, how much this simple act is worth to a charity like London Cycling Campaign. For less than a minute of your time you ...

Superhighway blue paint is not adequate says coroner’s report into cycling deaths at Aldgate and Bow roundaboutPublished: 3:00pm 22 October 2013

Coroner Mary Hassell has told the Mayor Boris Johnson that “unbordered blue strips” of paint on the Cycle Superhighway 2 are “confusing” and lull cyclists “into a false sense of security”.
Her ‘Preventi...

AGM motions confirm our commitment to campaigning for streets that make cycling safe and inviting for every LondonerPublished: 3:43pm 21 October 2013

The London Cycling Campaign AGM on Saturday 19 October 2013 passed a series of motions confirming our commitment to campaign for:

protected space for cycling or motor traffic reduction when speeds of motor vehicles are over 20mph or volumes...

Eleven candidates whittled down to five new trustees for London Cycling Campaign boardPublished: 1:35pm 21 October 2013

The first London Cycling Campaign trustee election using STV (Single Transferable Vote) saw 5 trustees elected from a field of 11 candidates, with a total of 873 member votes cast.
The majority of votes were cast electronically, with final voti...

London Cycling Campaign recruiting volunteer 'Space for Cycling' campaign organisers for 2014 local electionsPublished: 10:35am 21 October 2013

We're looking for enthusiastic, dedicated and creative volunteers to help us deliver our biggest and most ambitious campaign yet, as we launch Space for Cycling on the 2014 local elections.
Our Space for Cycling campaign aims to further harness...

City of London shows boroughs the benefits of returning minor one-way streets to two-way cyclingPublished: 10:13am 21 October 2013

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The City of London is making another 30 minor one-way streets two-way for cycling, having already successfully implemented two-way cycling already on around 50 streets in the Square Mile in the last few years.
We presented the Ci...

Metropolitan Police told Transport for London that Aldgate Superhighway route was unsafe for cyclingPublished: 8:15am 16 October 2013

 
For the third day in a row Poplar Coroner's Court heard evidence about cyclist fatalities on the Mayor's Cycle Superhighway route 2 from Aldgate to Bow.
Philippine de Gerin-Ricard, a 20-year-old student from France, died on 5 July 2013 at...

Bouquets by Bicycle Published: 2:56pm 15 October 2013

 
There’s nothing quite like the surprise of receiving a lovely bunch of flowers, and what would make that even better? Well, it being hand-delivered to you on a bicycle, of course! Petalon does just that.
Based in London, this compa...

Coroner says Cycle Superhighway 2 design was "an accident waiting to happen"Published: 9:15am 15 October 2013

The coroner Mary Hassell into the inquest of cyclist Brian Dorling has called Superhighway 2 "an accident waiting to happen".
She's taken a strong interest in the layout and design process of this, one of the Mayor Boris Johnson's flagship cycl...

Bike theft crackdown must be sustainedPublished: 2:23pm 10 October 2013

Bike theft crackdown must be sustained

The Metropolitan Police say that reported cycle thefts are down by 10.5% from the three year average. LCC says the fall in theft is welcome but that level of reduction must be sustained and increased if Lo...