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Why did Transport for London reject its own cycle-friendly Blackfriars design?Published: 11:32pm 21 May 2011

photo Hundreds of protestors demonstrated against the latest designs proposed for Blackfriars Bridge

What the hundreds of cyclists who demonstrated on Blackfriars Bridge this morning might not know is that, four years ago, Transport for Londo...

Do you want Blackfriars to be a 'motorway' for the next 30 years?Published: 11:29pm 21 May 2011

LCC has criticised Transport for London's latest proposals for Blackfriars Bridge, which condemn Londoners to continue cycling through a 'motorway' in order to cross the river, potentially for decades to come.
Read the proposal here
We thank L...

LCC distributes £125,000 to community cycling projects in LondonPublished: 11:25pm 21 May 2011

The Community Cycling Fund for London (CCFL) is accepting grant applications from grassroots cycling projects from 20 May until 3 June 2011.
Grants of up to £5000 are available for community groups to start new initiatives to get ...

10,000 sign petition calling for cycle training for London lorry driversPublished: 11:12pm 21 May 2011

CEO Ashok Sinha hands our petition to Assembly Members representing the four main parties photo Belinda Sinclair

More than 10,000 people have signed LCC's petition calling for all London councils to provide cyclist-awareness training for thei...

Now's your chance to submit corrections for London cycle mapsPublished: 11:00pm 27 April 2011

photo The original paper maps were developed by LCC in conjunction with the then mayor, Ken Livingstone

The 14 London Cycling Guides, first published in 2001 by Transport for London in partnership with LCC, were the successors to LCC’s ...

London's obesity crisis costing £1 billion per year in healthcarePublished: 11:00pm 27 April 2011

photo A new report from the London Assembly, Tipping the Scales condemns the lack of action on obesity

A new report commissioned by the London Assembly's Health & Public Services Committee, shows that Greater London has the worst chi...

Transport for London dropped cycle-friendly plan for BlackfriarsPublished: 11:00pm 26 April 2011

Documents requested by LCC show that Transport for London was working on a more cycle-friendly double T-junction plan for Blackfriars as long ago as 2007.
The designs were originally supported by the City of London and echoed similar proposals fr...

LCC launches extended programme of cycle training for over-50sPublished: 11:00pm 25 April 2011

For 2011, LCC is pleased to announce an expanded programme of cycle training for the over-50s, with funding from the Bicycle Association and borough councils.
The Agewell On Wheels courses cost just £10, and take place in four locations (se...

Cyclists urged to sign petition calling for Archway to be two-way againPublished: 12:29pm 15 April 2011

photo The Archway one-way system increases danger for cyclists and pedestrians in the area

Cyclists are being urged to sign a petition calling for the Archway one-way system to be returned to two way.
NB: The petition is only open until Mond...

Dangerous cycling bill won't tackle road deaths caused bad drivingPublished: 12:01pm 15 April 2011

photo Drivers using mobiles phones are a common sign in London, posing a grave threat to cyclists and pedestrians

The Dangerous Cycling bill being promoted by Andrea Leadsom MP fails to tackle the real causes of death and...

Mass-participation Cycle Marathon coming to London by 2013Published: 11:00pm 7 April 2011

photo The Cape Town Argus could be the model for a mass-participation Cycle Marathon coming to London

A 'London Marathon on Wheels' could be organised in the capital by 2013, according to the Evening Standard.
The paper says it has seen prop...

URGENT: Today is last chance to email for a safe Blackfriars BridgePublished: 11:00pm 7 April 2011

photo Cyclists must email Transport for London to prevent Blackfriars Bridge becoming more hazardous

Friday 15 April is the last day you can email ( Transport for London to protest against a new design for Blackfr...

Camberwell-based architects win competition for Bankside bikeshedPublished: 11:00pm 7 April 2011

photo The winning bike shed design from Studio Meda has the right blend of practicality and style

Camberwell-based architects Studio Meda have won the competition run by Better Bankside to design a new bikeshed for Southwark and the South Ban...

Government forced to spend extra £5 million battling London's air pollutionPublished: 11:00pm 7 April 2011

photo The mayor's own studies suggest that 4300 people die prematurely in London due to polluted air

London's air quality is so bad that Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has put £5 million into a 'Clean Air Fund', some of which might ...

Newhams youngsters protest to mayor about lack of cycle facilitiesPublished: 11:00pm 3 April 2011

photo Staff and young people involved with the Watersmeet Woodcraft Folk club protest in Newham

A group of Newham youngsters protested outside the Olympic Park on Saturday 19 March 2011 to bring attention to the poor cycling facilities in the...