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Conservative London Assembly members shock cyclists by turning backs on junction safety debatePublished: 2:30pm 7 December 2011

A key London Assembly motion on reducing road danger at junctions, following recent cyclists’ deaths, was dropped on Wednesday 7 December 2011 when Conservatives walked out of a plenary session making the meeting inquorate.
LCC's Mike Cav...

Mayor ignores calls for immediate action at Bow roundabout with no action on promised safety reviewPublished: 5:34pm 2 December 2011

Three weeks after promising a review of cyclist safety at Bow roundabout Mayor Boris Johnson still hasn't set a timetable for it to report, despite families and campaigners calling for urgent action. 
BBC London Transport Editor Tom Edward...

Merton Cycling Campaign says London's Road Safety Audits fail to reveal danger to cyclistsPublished: 4:02pm 2 December 2011

A detailed report prepared for Merton Cycling Campaign describes Transport for London's current Road Safety Audit procedures as "diseased" because they're incapable of identifying dangers, including those posed by one of Greater London...

Sixteenth London cyclist fatality in 2011 at Bermondsey junction identified by locals as dangerousPublished: 2:41pm 2 December 2011

This morning a cyclist was killed in a collision with an HGV at the junction of Tower Bridge Road and Abbey Street, a location identified as dangerous by local people.
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LCC publishes rejected Bow roundabout design, while Assembly Members ask mayor to explain cycling safety failuresPublished: 5:13pm 24 November 2011

London Cycling Campaign published a design showing how Bow roundabout could have been made safe according to its own recommendations and those of Transport for London’s consultants.
New safety features:

Traffic lights at all pedestrian...

Mayor admits to Dorling family he was unaware of vital report on Bow RoundaboutPublished: 1:48pm 23 November 2011

Mayor Boris Johnson has admitted to the family of cyclist Brian Dorling, killed at Bow roundabout, and London Assembly members that he was unaware of a vital report by consultants on the dangers of the junction.
London Cycling Campaign chief ex...

Annual General Meeting endorses Go Dutch campaign as LCC gears up for 2012Published: 4:21pm 19 November 2011

A strong turnout among members at the 2011 Annual General Meeting ensured healthy interest and lively debate around LCC’s future, including contested trustee elections (see below).
The event took place at the Keyworth Centre, near Elephan...

Hundreds turn out for Bow vigil but Transport for London fails to commit to improving safety Published: 8:30pm 18 November 2011

On Friday 18 November 2011 a large crowd of wellwishers joined friends and relatives to pay their respects at a candlelit vigil in honour of the two cyclists who died recently at Bow roundabout.
A ghost bike was installed on the northern side o...

Mayor must explain why consultants’ recommendations to make Bow roundabout safer were rejectedPublished: 3:37pm 18 November 2011

Transport for London received clear advice from Jacobs Consultancy that Bow roundabout must be made safer for cycling more than a year before the two recent deaths took place at the junction.
The recommendations, contained in a Cycle Superhighw...

Award-winning towpath link below Bow Roundabout shames Cycle Superhighway abovePublished: 2:36pm 18 November 2011

In sharp contrast to the condemnation of the lethal road layout at Bow roundabout, the £2.3 million suspended towpath just installed below it has received the highest accolade from the capital’s cycling community, a London Cycling Aw...

Hundreds of cyclists support Tour du Danger protest against 10 worst junctions in LondonPublished: 2:31pm 18 November 2011

Hundreds of cyclists turned on Saturday 12 November 2011 to protest against the lack of cycling facilities at London's 10 worst junctions. 
The ride was the idea of London Cycling Award-winning campaigner and blogger Danny Williams and iBi...

Wheels for Wellbeing and suspended towpath triumph in the London Cycling AwardsPublished: 2:36pm 17 November 2011

South London all-ability charity Wheels for Wellbeing has won the coveted Community Cycling Project of the Year category of the London Cycling Awards in recognition of its work enabling more than 5000 people with disabilities to enjoy cycling in...

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...