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Mayor dithers while Transport for London advises cyclists to avoid Bow roundaboutPublished: 4:27pm 16 November 2011

 

In Wednesday's Mayor’s Questions, Boris Johnson refused to admit there are fundamental design problems at Bow roundabout, despite two cyclist deaths there in recent weeks.
His response contrasted strongly with advice from Transpor...

Police fine cyclists £30 and tell them to ride around killer Bow roundaboutPublished: 8:03pm 15 November 2011

A London cyclist has written to us to explain how she was fined £30 by police and ordered to ride around the Bow roundabout – a location where two cyclists have died in recent weeks – despite riding lawfully on a shared-use pat...

Local cyclists to commemorate Bow fatalities with candlelit vigil at roundabout on FridayPublished: 1:49pm 15 November 2011

Local London Cycling Campaign groups in Tower Hamlets and Newham are organising a candlelit vigil at Bow roundabout on the evening of Friday 18 November 2011 to commemorate the two cyclists killed there in recent weeks.
Representatives from Tow...

Please take 20 seconds to tell the Mayor of London cyclists need a safe Bow roundaboutPublished: 4:01pm 14 November 2011

Currently the choices for cyclists at the Bow roundabout are:
1. Use the 'Superhighway'

2. Use the flyover

In a civilised city, neither of these is acceptable...
Today, we've written to the Mayor of London Boris Johnson telling him Bow rou...

London Cycling Campaign demands immediate Bow redesign after roundabout claims second victim in three weeksPublished: 12:08am 12 November 2011

There have been vehement calls for an immediate redesign of the Bow roundabout, after news that tonight it claimed the life of a second cyclist in three weeks.
The London cycling community has been stunned by the news that a 20-year-old female ...

Blue Door Bicycles in Crystal Palace trials ladies night for afterwork cycling shoppersPublished: 4:02pm 11 November 2011

Blue Door Bicycles in Crystal Palace, SE19, is keen that cycling is fun for men and women, so it's holding an in-store ladies night on 17 November 2011, from 6-9pm.
Proprietor David Hibbs said, "We know many bike shops have a reputation for bei...

Have you got the energy and initiative to be a Go Dutch cycling champion?Published: 3:26pm 11 November 2011

Do you love cycling?
Do you live in London?
Do you want to help improve our city for cycling?
Do you have some spare time between now and May 2012?
Become a Go Dutch champion
We're looking for people with energy and initiative to be champio...

Westfield Stratford fast earning reputation for having the worst cycle lanes in LondonPublished: 11:51am 11 November 2011

Not content with erecting road signs in the middle of bike lanes outside its new shopping centre in (see photo below), Westfield Stratford now has a track with cobbles dotted along its entire length (above).
The concrete cobbles in Westfield Av...

Mayor of London denies junction improvements are key to increasing cyclist safetyPublished: 6:03pm 9 November 2011

Today London's Mayor Boris Johnson questioned the wisdom of redesigning the city's worst junctions, despite two recent cyclist fatalities at junctions where campaigners had warned of road danger. 
We wrote to TfL in February 2011 to highli...

London cyclists prepare for tour of city's 10 worst junctions and one-way systemsPublished: 4:14pm 7 November 2011

On Saturday 12 November 2011 around 100 cyclists are expected to take part in a ride to highlight the 10 worst places to cycle in London.
See the route (updated 5pm, 11 Nov))
The ride is the brainchild of bloggers/campaigners Danny Willia...

London Cycling Awards: List of Judges' Shortlisted Projects for 2011Published: 12:38pm 7 November 2011

The London Cycling Awards are kindly sponsored by Butterworth Spengler (providers of our Urban Cycling Insurance) and Levenes, our recommended cycle-friendly solicitor
Shortlisted nominations for the London Cycling Awards 2011 range from maj...

Open letter sent to Mayor Boris Johnson by a family friend of Bow cyclist fatality Brian DorlingPublished: 11:55pm 28 October 2011

This is an open letter sent by a family friend of Brian Dorling to the Mayor Boris Johnson.
Mr Dorling was run over by a lorry on Monday 24 October, at Bow roundabout, a location that forms part of Cycle Superhighway 2.  
The lett...

Members, have you voted in the board elections? And don't miss the AGMPublished: 3:38pm 28 October 2011

For the first time ages, we have contested board of trustee elections this year.
This is no mean feat for any organisation as nearly half of all trustee positions in UK charities are vacant.
So when most charities are struggling to find people...

We set out the key principles for our Go Dutch campaign for best-practice street designPublished: 2:25pm 27 October 2011

Earlier this week, in the Guardian Bike Blog, journalist Matthew Wright made several incorrect assumptions about our 'Go Dutch' campaign.
We're pleased the media are so interested in our campaign (it doesn't launch officially until January), bu...

Cyclists appalled at latest fatality on Cycle Superhighway at Bow roundaboutPublished: 3:18pm 25 October 2011

A 58-year-old cyclist, travelling to work at the Olympic site, was killed in a crash with a tipper lorry at the Bow roundabout on Cycle Superhighway 2, reported the BBC.
We and all London cyclists are distressed to hear of this tragedy, an...