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Near Miss project finds women bear the brunt of bad driving and harassmentPublished: 5:59am 12 June 2015

The Near Miss project, led by LCC trustee Rachel Aldred, has found that female cyclists are almost twice as likely as their male counterparts to be subject to harassment or bad driving. 
The study involved more than 1500 cyclists completin...

Partial success for CS1 plansPublished: 2:51pm 10 June 2015

Transport for London has published its response to the consultation on Cycle Superhighway 1, which is due to run from White Hart Lane in Tottenham to Liverpool Street station.

TfL consulted on plans for the route back in February, with propos...

New technology for cyclists at traffic signals welcomePublished: 8:21am 8 June 2015

Transport for London is trialling a new technology to detect the volumes of cyclists at traffic signals – news which we've welcomed as long overdue. The new technology, which is being trialled along Cycle Superhighway 3 on Cable Street, wi...

Fall in serious injury and fatal casualties welcome, but more must be done to create safe space for cyclingPublished: 10:18am 4 June 2015

The Mayor's Office has released figures which show that fall in the serious and fatal casualty rate for people on bikes in London from 2013 to 2014. The figures also show cycling at a 'record high'.
The rate of serious or fatal casualty per cyc...

Top Ten Tips for Safer RidingPublished: 2:07pm 3 June 2015

Much of riding safely in London is about road positioning. As cyclists we have as much right to use the road as other users, but can often be seen as ‘something to get around’. A few tips will help avoid those tricky moments as Anna Hu...

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...