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London Cycling Campaign CEO tells GLA that lack of political will is greatest barrier to cyclingPublished: 9:27pm 12 July 2012

Speaking City Hall on Thursday, London Cycling Campaign chief executive Ashok Sinha said the most important thing that London needs is to become safe and inviting for cyclists is an injection of political will from Mayor Boris Johnson.Invited to...

Members elect first two representatives to new elected Policy ForumPublished: 1:31pm 6 July 2012

Anthony Gilmour and Ian Townsend are the first two representatives to be elected to the new London Cycling Campaign Policy Forum.
Find out more about how the forum will work here.
Read the candidate statements here.
The ballot was carried out e...

Cycle Alerts system attempts to design out risk from large lorries, but concerns over its potentialPublished: 12:21pm 6 July 2012

On Thursday 5 July 2012 LCC attended a demonstration of Cycle Alert’s new HGV-cyclist sensor system which took place around London's Elephant & Castle.
The product is designed so HGV drivers detect the presence of nearby cyclists, usi...

Information on free cycle parking and bike repairs during the Paralympics Published: 11:48am 6 July 2012

Getting around London during the Olympic and Paralympic Games is best done on a bike. However traffic during the games might affect cycle journeys as well. Here is some information to help avoid problems.
Temporary Cycle Parking
You can find d...

Mayor puts Go Dutch on TfL agenda, so don't miss your chance to say where it should be implementedPublished: 11:23am 6 July 2012

Mayor Boris Johnson has written to LCC (see below) confirming he's told Transport for London to review our Love London, Go Dutch campaign to work out how its principles can be incorporated into the design of new cycling schemes in the capital.
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Stronger punishments for road users who injure, including cyclist who hit pedestrian in HolbornPublished: 8:26pm 4 July 2012

Cyclist Andrej Schipka was fined £850 plus £930 costs after being found guilty of crashing into a solicitor who was on a pedestrian crossing at Holborn Viaduct at the time of the collision.
Solicitor Clive Hyer suffered permanent br...

River Lea towpath closed: local residents protest at lack of walking and cycling facilities at Olympic ParkPublished: 2:19pm 2 July 2012

Local residents have organised a protest against the closure of the River Lea towpath near the Olympic Park, which is now out of bounds for security reasons until the end of the Paralympics on 10 September 2012.
Join the protest Facebook group
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What would British roads look like if we treated them the same way we do our cycle lanes?Published: 11:26am 2 July 2012

When we posted a photo on our Facebook of a truck blocking Cycle Superhighway 3 (below-left), LCC supporter Dave Hall decided to picture how our roads might look if we treated them with the same disregard we do our bike lanes.
Don't forget t...

Is there a junction or street near you that needs to be made safer for walking and cycling?Published: 11:29am 29 June 2012

We're calling on you to show us on our map where there's a junction or street near you that needs to be made safer for walking and cycling.
In just a few weeks time, we'll present what you've told us to Mayor Boris Johnson and the Lon...

Lorry driver - serial killer of London cyclist and pedestrian - pleads guilty to dangerous drivingPublished: 7:26am 29 June 2012

LCC, along with the families of a cyclist and a pedestrian killed by lorry drivers, have called for a full review of police procedures and Crown Prosecution Service policy after lorry driver Joao Lopes (pictured above) pleaded guilty to killing ...

Paid attendants required for Olympic cycle parking facilities in central LondonPublished: 12:47pm 27 June 2012

Our friends at Cyclehoop are looking for friendly, reliable cycling enthusiasts to work in pairs at purpose-built cycle parking facilities in the Royal Parks.
These paid positions (£8/hr) involve staffing cycle parks set up fr...

Londoners invited to contribute to London Assembly transport committee scrutiny of Mayor's cycling policiesPublished: 10:19pm 20 June 2012

London Cycling Campaign staff have been invited to speak before the London Assembly transport committee's scrutiny on the Mayor's cycling policy.
Committee chair Caroline Pidgeon (see video above) is also inviting the public to say what they th...

'Love London, Go Dutch' campaign gets an airing on BBC One Sunday Politics programmePublished: 11:21am 15 June 2012

Media interest in our 2012 mayoral election campaign continues to remain high, with BBC One's Sunday Politics programme the latest to send a journalist to the Netherlands to see how well their transport system works.
This comes just a few weeks...

Changes to eastbound junction at Bow an improvement but cyclists and walkers still at riskPublished: 10:59am 15 June 2012

London Cycling Campaign has expressed concern that the new junction design on the western side of Bow roundabout, which opened on Friday 1 June 2012, isn’t making cycling eastwards significantly safer because of flaws in its design and a l...

LCC Local Groups ready for BikeweekPublished: 2:24pm 14 June 2012

This year's National Bikeweek (www.bikeweek.org.uk) starts this weekend. Take a look at our local groups pages and event page for a rich mix of rides and events. Bike breakfasts, short social rides, fast 100 milers, Dr. bikes, all free and fun.
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