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Mayor's Question Time Answers on Cycling December 2012 Published: 04:22pm 04 Jan 2013

Round up of the latest set of Mayor's Questions on cycling.
Assembly Members of the Greater London Authority (GLA) quiz the Mayor about his polices and responsibilities. This is one of the checks and balance on the Mayor and the bodies he is resp...

Mayor’s future funding for cycling welcome but it should match Dutch levels of investmentPublished: 11:21am 04 Jan 2013

LCC has welcomed the 10-year funding plan proposed by Mayor Boris Johnson, acknowledging the £100 million per year over 10 years exceeds previous spending significantly. 
However, we’re calling on Transport for London to increa...

More Londoners take to their bikes while car ownership across the capital falls dramaticallyPublished: 05:08pm 20 Dec 2012

Transport for London's latest annual 'Travel In London' report shows that more than 700,000 people a day cycled during last summer, underlining a 9% shift from cars to public transport, walking and cycling since 2000.
Sadly the rise in the numb...

Lobbying of European Parliament could release millions to build cycling infrastructurePublished: 03:35pm 20 Dec 2012

The European Cycling Federation (of which LCC is a member through Cyclenation) has earned a major victory in its campaign for more recognition of cycling infrastructure in the EU budget 2014-20.
The European Parliament’s Tourism and Trans...

Plans for Superhighway 5 provide benefits for cycling but fall short of Dutch standardsPublished: 12:18pm 20 Dec 2012

Plans for Cycle Superhighway 5 are a step in the right direction, but fail to provide Dutch-quality cycling as the Mayor promised during the 2012 election.
Superhighway 5, from New Cross Gate to Victoria, is due to open in 2013, and plans were...

Transport for London design for westbound junction of Bow won't guarantee cyclist safetyPublished: 11:40am 20 Dec 2012

LCC has written to Transport for London calling for separate cyclist crossings at Bow roundabout, rather than persisting with the flawed 'early start' design, which offers cyclists just 2 seconds head start to cross this large dangerous junction...

Get 40% off your tickets and visit us at the fabulous London Bike Show in January 2013Published: 03:41pm 18 Dec 2012

The London Bike Show takes place from Thursday 17 to Sunday 20 January 2013 at the Excel Centre in East London, and you can get 40% off the on the door ticket price by taking advantage of our fabulous ticket offer. 
Buy tickets here (...

Brighton and Hove is latest place to embrace citywide 20mph speed limits for safer cyclingPublished: 01:54pm 18 Dec 2012

Plans for a more people-friendly 20mph speed limit for 500 streets in Brighton and Hove have been approved by the council's Transport Committee, after a majority of residents backed the move.
The move still needs to be ratified after objections...

Court verdicts highlight need for much greater protection for cyclists under the lawPublished: 05:03pm 14 Dec 2012

The London Cycling Campaign is calling for the law to provide much greater protection for cyclists, after two court verdicts today left victim’s families and friends dismayed.
In the first case, at the Old Bailey a motorist who opened his...

UPDATED: Darwins Deli delivery rider is latest London cyclist-lorry crash victimPublished: 11:11am 06 Dec 2012

According to news reports, another London cyclist has been killed in a lorry crash, this time in Commercial Road in the borough of Tower Hamlets, near the junction with Arbour Square (pictured above).
The victim has been named as Javed Sumbal, ...

BBC TV "War On Britain's Roads" programme misrepresents cyclists, putting lives at riskPublished: 01:46pm 05 Dec 2012

The London Cycling Campaign has strongly condemned a BBC1 primetime TV programme to be shown today because it misrepresents London’s cyclists in a way likely to create tension on the streets, putting vulnerable road users at greater risk.
C...

Ann Kenrick elected new chair of the London Cycling Campaign board of trusteesPublished: 10:57am 04 Dec 2012

Ann Kenrick OBE has been elected chair of the London Cycling Campaign board of trustees.
Ann (pictured above) is Secretary-General of the Franco-British Council and lives in Camberwell, South London, with her family.
She takes over after four ...

Major London property developers adopt Safer Lorries charter in partnership with LCCPublished: 04:07pm 29 Nov 2012

LCC is celebrating another major success as a group of London’s biggest property developers have agreed a Safer Lorries charter, with the potential to make thousands of lorry journeys safer for cyclists and pedestrians.
Signatories to the...

Encourage cycling say health experts because inactivity is as “dangerous as smoking”Published: 03:10pm 29 Nov 2012

National and local governments should encourage improved public health by making walking and cycling more attractive to everyone, as has been done on the Continent, according a new report by the National Institute for Health Clinical Excellence ...

Hackney, Camden and Waltham Forest join Islington in move to borough-wide 20mphPublished: 10:27am 21 Nov 2012

0n 21 November 2012, Hackney Council voted overwhelmingly to confirm its commitment to 20mph as the default speed limit for the borough.
Camden and Waltham Forest also recently joined Islington in committing to borough-wide 20mph speed limits ...