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Local Group News: June 2015Published: 8:54am 3 June 2015

London Cycling Campaign has a network of over 30 Local Groups across London, one per borough.
Find out what they've been up to in their latest Newsletters.
 
If you're an LCC member, you'll recieve your borough Newsletter ...

Have your say on the Regent's Park to Gladstone Park QuietwayPublished: 8:22am 2 June 2015

 

There are just a few days left to have your say on a 4km long section of the Regent’s Park to Gladstone Park Quietway cycle route which runs through Brent.
This route is part of the wider Quietways programme, a network of radial a...

32 year old woman dies after being hit by lorry in Camberwell Published: 11:57am 29 May 2015

London Cycling Campaign is shocked and saddened to hear that another young woman has lost her life on London’s roads.
The 32-year-old woman was hit by a lorry while she was cycling on Denmark Hill, at the junction with Orpheus Street in C...

Consultation launches on returning Baker Street and Gloucester Place to two way trafficPublished: 9:01pm 26 May 2015

Westminster City Council has launched a public consultation on its plans for Baker Street and Gloucester Place.
The website for the consultation says:
"The proposals seek to return Marylebone to how it was originally intended; as a place for peo...

Pavement cycling incident sparks anti-cycling commentary in the mediaPublished: 9:43am 26 May 2015

Following an incident in Blackpool last week where a toddler was hit by a man cycling on the pavement, there has been a spate of 'anti-cycling' commentary in the media.
Tuesday's episode of You and Yours on Radio 4 asks callers “Have you ...

Keep suspect lorry operator off our streets - Traffic Commissioner responds to LCC call for actionPublished: 4:42pm 20 May 2015

Last week's conviction of driver Barry Meyer whose lorry killed killed a cyclist in Holborn raised serious questions about the owners of the lorry. How did they they allow an unlicensed driver to drive a 32 ton tipper lorry through Central Londo...

Safer Lorry for cyclists on show and in use in LondonPublished: 3:07pm 20 May 2015

 
On display at an exchanging places event at the Tate Britain is the first "Direct Vision" 32 ton tipper lorry. This lorry is now in daily use on London's streets.
In February we highlighted this vehicle when it was launched at the CLOCS...

First "Tiger Crossing" for cyclists comes to LondonPublished: 1:36pm 20 May 2015

 
London Borough of Hackney has just upgraded the hugely popular London Cycle Network route 9 leading up to the Town Hall.
The crossing of Richmond Road E8 for many years has been marked with informal white blocks. In anticipation of the ...

London's Cycle Superhighway Upgrade - the first 100 metresPublished: 9:38pm 19 May 2015

The desperately needed upgrade to Cycle Superhighway 2 in Whitechapel has begun to emerge. First section to open is approximately 100 metres long on the way out of town between Brick Lane and Greatorex Street.
This is a huge benefit for people ...

"Lawless and Selfish" Lorry Driver Sentenced to 3½ Years JailPublished: 6:54pm 14 May 2015

Judge Daniel Worsley has sentenced the unlicensed lorry driver who killed a cyclist to three and half years in jail and banned him from driving for 10 years. 
At Blackfriars Crown Court the judge addressed the driver, Barry Meyer, 53, as b...

London Cycling Awards: Vote to win a Bobbin BicyclePublished: 2:01pm 14 May 2015

There's even more reason to say yea or nay in the London Cycling Awards with the news that awards category sponsor Bobbin Bikes is giving away a brand new bike to one lucky voter.
Bobbin Bikes, based in Shoreditch, is an English brand that...

Have your say on plans for Quietway 2 in IslingtonPublished: 9:06am 13 May 2015

Islington Council's consultation on its plans for Quietway 2 closes on Sunday 17 May - so there are just a few days left to ask the council to take out rat running motor traffic to make safe and inviting space for cycling.
We've welcomed the Qu...

New study finds it's six times more expensive to travel by car than cyclePublished: 8:34am 13 May 2015

A new study of Copenhagen has found that it's six times more expensive for society, and for individuals, to travel by car instead of cycling. 
The study uses a cost benefit analysis that looks at road wear, air pollution, health, congestion,...

New Santander Cycles app makes hiring easierPublished: 5:39pm 11 May 2015

Santander Cycles, the new sponsor of London's cycle hire scheme, has launched a new app which sends the bike release code directly to your phone, so you can hire a cycle without having to use the docking station terminal. The app also shows you ...

UK government ordered to take action on air qualityPublished: 3:54pm 29 April 2015

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that the UK government must deliver new plans to address illegal levels of air pollution in Britain by the end of the year.
The ruling means the Government must start work on a comprehensive plan to meet pollution...