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Mounting opposition towards Garden Bridge with 'space for plants' - but not cyclingPublished: 1:04pm 17 February 2015

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A legal challenge has been launched against plans to build a garden bridge over the river Thames. Michael Ball, from Tulse Hill in south London, is claiming the London borough of Lambeth unlawfully granted planning permission...

Cycle Safety Shield technology to be rolled out on Ealing lorriesPublished: 2:10pm 16 February 2015

Collision avoidance technology is to be rolled out on Ealing Council’s fleet of Large Goods Vehicles (LGVs), the City of London, Hackney and some council contractors are also implementing these sensors. This is a significant victory for Lo...

Giveaway: Personal coaching session with Sir Chris HoyPublished: 2:47pm 12 February 2015

If you're taking any keen junior cyclists along with you to the London Bike Show in the ExCeL Centre this Saturday February 14, we have a giveaway that's tailor-made for you.
There are two places up for grabs for a personal coaching session wit...

A right royal balls-up: London Cycling Campaign is not amused by Buckingham Palace superhighway plansPublished: 10:46am 10 February 2015

Transport for London’s latest consultation on the East-West cycle superhighway show a big hole in the route - and it's been reported that officials at the Royal Parks are refusing to allow safe space for cycling outside Buckingham Palace. ...

Lorries without safety equipment "effectively banned" from SeptemberPublished: 3:07pm 6 February 2015

As of the start of September, lorries over 3.5 tonnes must be fitted with side guards and mirrors when the Safer Lorry Scheme comes into force in the capital. The announcement, made by Transport for London and the Mayor's Office, follows a publi...

Standard says Sir John Armitt’s comments on cyclists were “Crass”Published: 1:39pm 6 February 2015

Standard says Sir John Armitt’s comments on cyclists were “Crass”
Following the declaration by Sir John Armitt, TfL board member and chair of National Express, that ‘the biggest danger to cyclists on the roads in London ...

TfL Board approves Cycle Superhighways Published: 12:29pm 4 February 2015

London’s new flagship cycle superhighways are to go ahead with works to start after this year’s London Marathon.  A majority of the TfL board supported the programme following a debate chaired by Mayor Boris Johnson.
LCC's CEO,...

A campaign success - but is TfL's own board a threat to the superhighways?Published: 9:46am 29 January 2015

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Boris Johnson and TfL have now published their response to the consultation and final plans for the construction of the new East-West and North-South cycle superhighways in London. We’re delighted to see that despite ...

Momentous day for London as Mayor confirms cycle superhighways will go aheadPublished: 11:23am 27 January 2015

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Momentous day for London as Mayor confirms cycle superhighways will go ahead
27 January 2015

The Mayor of London has announced final plans for the construction of new East-West and North-South cycle superhighways in London. Subj...

West End Project plans approved by Camden CouncilPublished: 9:05am 22 January 2015

Camden Council’s Cabinet has approved plans to move ahead with the West End Project proposals to transform the Tottenham Court Road and Gower Street area.
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Cyclist dies in another London tipper lorry crashPublished: 7:32pm 21 January 2015

We are saddened and distressed to report that a woman cyclist died early on Monday morning after being run over by a 32 ton lorry in Hackney. The crash happened as the lorry turned left out of Seven Sisters Road into Amhurst Park.
As yet the poli...

Calls for Mayor to reverse decision on watered down plans for Cycle Superhighway 2 before Mayor's Question Time on Wednesday 21 JanuaryPublished: 10:52am 20 January 2015

LCC's local group in Tower Hamlets, Tower Hamlets Wheelers, are organising a photo call with Darren Johnson AM and other Assembly members outside City Hall on Wednesday 21 January at 9.15am to demand that the Mayor rethinks his decision to remov...

Campaign success as Deptford Creek Bridge finally opensPublished: 2:53pm 19 January 2015

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Deptford Creek Bridge was opened this morning by the Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich Council, Denise Hyland. The swing bridge, which links up the Thames Path between Deptford and Greenwich, is the result...

How to design a cycling cityPublished: 1:13pm 15 January 2015

 

London Cyclist magazine (which goes out to LCC members) featured a preview of the International Cycling Infrastructure Best Practice Study in the December 2014 issue written by one of its authors, John Dales.
You can now read the full ...

LCC led rides take over 16,000 cyclists across London in 2014 Published: 3:25pm 14 January 2015

London Cycling Campaign is the capital’s biggest provider of guided rides with over16,000 participants in 2014
2014 was a bumper year with over 16,000 people cycling on LCC organised rides. This makes LCC the biggest provider of free ride...