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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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Cycling provision in Bounds Green slammed by locals as dangerous and unfit for purposePublished: 2:45pm 1 June 2012

New off-carriageway cycling facilities on the A406 in Bounds Green have been strongly criticised by local cyclists, who warn of increased danger to cyclists from the "inadequate and poorly designed facilities".
Coordinator of Haringey Cycling C...

On anniversary of cyclist fatality, British Cycling calls for tougher action on drivers who killPublished: 12:57pm 1 June 2012

British Cycling has added its voice to campaigners who are demanding action to provide greater justice for cyclists and other road users who are hurt or seriously injured by bad driving.
Thye campaign comes exactly a year after the death of Bri...

Serious crash on Hammersmith Bridge prompts cyclists to organise 'calm the bridge' protest ridePublished: 5:59pm 30 May 2012

A shocking crash that left a young female cyclist pinned against the side of Hammersmith Bridge by a car has prompted local campaigners to organise a 'calm the bridge' protest bike ride there on Saturday 2 June 2012.
Members of Hammersmith &...

Tour de Latitude offers great adventure for festival-bound London cyclists this summerPublished: 1:44pm 25 May 2012

Latitude music festival in Suffolk, one of the biggest in the UK's packed summer festival calendar, is organising a guided bike ride to its event from London for those who want to reduce their carbon footprint, have lots of fun, and raise money ...

Time to nominate yourself for the new London Cycling Campaign elected Policy ForumPublished: 1:36pm 25 May 2012

London Cycling Campaign members have until midday on Friday 16 June 2012 to nominate themselves for our new elected Policy Forum, which will help shape our future transport policy and campaigns.
Cycling is a constantly changing and evolving top...