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'Except Cycles' signs legal at last: London Cycling Campaign welcomes unrestricted accessPublished: 5:34pm 13 October 2011

The Department for Transport is removing restrictions on 'Except Cycles' being added to 'No Entry' road signs, offering potential safety benefits and shorter journeys for cyclists.
Transport minister Norman Baker announced a series of chan...

Massive thanks to the 2500 Londoners who took to the streets for a people-friendly cityPublished: 11:14pm 12 October 2011

First, a huge thanks to every one of the 2500 people who joined our protest ride yesterday, especially our members and the hundreds who helped out before and on the day, no matter how small your contributions.
We know from previou...

Government unleashes 1800 longer lorries on our streets - increasing the risk to cyclists.Published: 3:50pm 11 October 2011

 

Transport minister Mike Penning MP today announced that his department will allow a 10 year trial of 1800 extra long articulated lorries on our streets despite their failure to fully assess the impact on cyclists' safety and damage to ro...

Transport for London Blackfriars design looks pretty but sadly the beauty is only skin deepPublished: 11:07am 10 October 2011

This is the street layout that Transport for London is implementing at present.
It's very similar to what was there previously, and does nothing to address the major concerns of cyclists:

turning right into Queen Victoria Street means you ha...

London Cycling Campaign shows Blackfriars can be made safe and attractive for cycling and walkingPublished: 2:49am 10 October 2011

Today the London Cycling Campaign published a new design for the controversial Blackfriars junction that makes it significantly better for cycling and walking than Transport for London’s current plans.
See how traffic moves through the ju...

Business development managerPublished: 12:54pm 8 October 2011

Business development manager
London Cycling Campaign£35,500-£40,500FT/permanent
Application deadline: 5pm, Tues 8 November 2011
The London Cycling Campaign has been at the forefront of cycling change in the capital for ove...

London Assembly members from all four main parties to join call for people-friendly streets at BlackfriarsPublished: 1:34pm 7 October 2011

 

Prominent London Assembly members from all four main parties - Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green - will join the Blackfriars flashride organised by LCC for Wednesday 12 October.
Andrew Boff (Con), Val Shawcross (Labour), ...

Londoners want people-friendly streets: have your say at BlackfriarsPublished: 5:05pm 5 October 2011

"Londoners want people-friendly streets" is the message we're hearing from the capital's cyclists and pedestrians as we prepare for the third Blackfriars Flashride exactly a week away.
Every person who comes will add weight to that message...

London Cycling Awards: just days left to nominate your projectPublished: 9:32am 4 October 2011

The London Cycling Awards are our way of recognising cycling best practice, innovation and excellence in the city.
Presented annually since 2003, the current categories are:

Best Workplace Cycling Initiative
Community Cycling Project of the Y...

New data shows Transport for London underestimating cycling growth at BlackfriarsPublished: 3:47pm 28 September 2011

Cycling trips on London’s main roads in Spring of this year were up by almost 200% on 2001, according to new data from the Transport for London business plan.
This data undermines TfL's projections for cycling at Blackfriars, which were b...

Office volunteers: could you help grow the voice of cycling in Greater London? Published: 2:00pm 23 September 2011

Do you want to help grow the voice of cycling in London?
Gain some useful not-for-profit work experience?
Find out more about campaigning from the inside?

If so, perhaps you're the right person to volunteer for one of the roles below?
All...

Cyclists, it's now easy to report dangerous or inconsiderate roadworks in LondonPublished: 1:33pm 23 September 2011

Responding to years of gripes from many road users, including cyclists, the Mayor has set up a quick-reporting website where you can complain about inconsiderate or unnecessarily inconvenient roadworks.
So next time you see a 'cyclists dismount' ...

Vauxhall cyclist crash shows dangers of articulated lorries to vulnerable road usersPublished: 12:07pm 23 September 2011

Sadly, this week a cycle courier suffered what are believed to be serious leg injuries after being hit by an articulated lorry at Vauxhall Cross one-way system.
There are few details of how the Vauxhall crash happened, but the dangers of articul...

Stratford Westfield shows new developments encourage short trips by car not bikePublished: 10:56am 23 September 2011

Hundreds of thousands of Londoners this week had a bit of a chuckle at the obstructions in the cycle lanes outside the new Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, which were given plenty of publicity on the Londonist blog.However, as Waltham Fores...

Types of bike lock and other locking mechanisms Published: 7:14pm 18 September 2011

How much to spend
It’s generally advised to spend at least 10% of the value of your bike on a lock, and, if you can, to use two different types of lock to deter thieves.
Locks are generally sold with two keys; always keep your spare key ...