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San Francisco the latest city to embrace regular car-free SundaysPublished: 12:00am 07 Jan 2010

photo edgehill/flickr San Franciscans will be able to relax at car-free streets even more often in 2010San Francisco is the latest city to embrace car-free Sundays, where streets are temporarily closed to motor traffic, allowing walkers, joggers,...

Lorry safety petition dismissed by government ministersPublished: 12:00am 07 Jan 2010

The Government has dismissed a petition calling for improved driver training and lorry specifications, which could have protected cyclists in cities such as London.More than 4000 people signed the petition on the Number 10 website calling for a r...

Why not take a cycling maintenance course in London?Published: 12:00am 07 Jan 2010

Learning cycle maintenance can:save you money on repairs and partsgive you confidence when you go out alonebe more convenient than going to a shopexpand horizons (why not build a bike?)Join a low-cost LCC cycling maintenance courseLocal LCC groups...

Lorry illegally in Advanced Stop Box blamed for London cyclist fatalityPublished: 12:00am 07 Jan 2010

photo Danny McL-Flickr A lorry encroaching into a 'bike box' increases the risk of harm to a cyclist.A cyclist killed in central London would still be alive if the lorry that hit her hadn't driven illegally into an advanced stop box, her partner ...

Naked cyclists forced to wear helmets in New ZealandPublished: 12:00am 07 Jan 2010

In New Zealand, two young men caught cycling with no clothes on escape charges of offensive behaviour, but are warned to wear protective headgear, a strict legal requirement in that country. Read the full story.

LCC seeks volunteers to help cycling promotion in LondonPublished: 12:00am 07 Jan 2010

photo Volunteering with LCC can be office-based, or out and about on your bicycle LCC always needs people to help with cycling promotion efforts in Greater London. We're currently looking to fill some specific positions (see below), but also welco...

No shortage of sensible advice for cycling in the London snowPublished: 12:00am 06 Jan 2010

With so much travel disruption, cycling can be the most convenient way to get around when it snows in London, but you'd be wise to read our winter cycling advice first.Take your pic from our selection of snow talk:The Guardian's Matt Seaton offers...

Transport for London launches 'Bank Job' cycle safety videoPublished: 12:00am 01 Jan 2010

video The new prime-time TV and cinema cycle safety video from TfL cost a reported £200,000 to produce.The latest TfL cycle safety video, launched to coincide with the mayor's Cycle Safety Action Plan, takes an unusual approach to try and reduce...

Islington 20mph limit part of plans to cut road deaths by a thirdPublished: 12:00am 22 Dec 2009

photo The first borough-wide 20mph speed limit come to Islington in January, with others expectIslington is to become the first borough in the capital to introduce a 20mph speed limit on all residential roads.The council will introduce the limit i...

Bike theft victim turns to internet to solve crimePublished: 12:00am 22 Dec 2009

photo This website was created by web designer John Biddulph in an attempt to recover his stolen bike A victim of bike theft has designed a website that he hopes will help capture the thief, and allow other cylists to recover their stolen property...

Air pollution problems could mean more car-free days for capitalPublished: 12:00am 22 Dec 2009

photo London is the dirtiest city in Europe where vehicle emissions are concerned Mayor Boris Johnson has said he's considering temporary bans on cars and trucks on the busiest roads in the capital to combat air pollution, which is breaching safet...

London Cycle Hire scheme will be free for first 30 minutesPublished: 12:00am 22 Dec 2009

photo TfL This artist impression shows a docking station full of bikes for the Cycle Hire scheme LCC has welcomed Transport for London's announcement that the Zone 1 Bike Hire scheme, due for launch in July 2010, will be free for users for the fir...

City makes six one-way streets two-way for cyclistsPublished: 12:00am 21 Dec 2009

photo City Corporation cycling officer Jereme Mckaskill rides along Cloth Fair, newly made two-way for cyclistsFollowing long-term advocacy from LCC, City cyclists have a new choice of routes as several one-way streets in the area have been made t...

Cyclist survey responses could prevent South Bank bike banPublished: 11:46am 18 Dec 2009

photo EO1_flickr LCC says that cyclists and walkers can both enjoy the South Bank of the river togetherDo you ever cycle in the South Bank? If so, Lambeth Council and the South Bank Partnership are asking for your views on cycle routes, parking an...

Have your say on the future of National Rail and cycling provisionPublished: 12:00am 18 Dec 2009

photo Lionel Shapiro Cyclists now have a chance to shape the direction of British train policiesNow's the chance for cyclists who use the UK rail network, or would like to use it more, to have their say on how conditions could be improved.LCC beli...