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Register this week to be London Cycle Hire Scheme early adopterPublished: 11:00pm 21 July 2010

photo The Cycle Hire Scheme launched on 30 July 2010, with approximately 6000 of bikes in Zone 1 

London's long-awaited Cycle Hire Scheme is set to open on Friday 30 July 2010, with cyclists eagerly antipating the 6000 extra bikes, desig...

15 August sees Redbridge become London's cycling centrePublished: 11:00pm 21 July 2010

photo TB The recent Skyride in Ealing attracted many families - look out for the Redbridge car-free event

On Sunday 15 August 2010, streets in the Hainault area (including the Redbridge Cycling Centre) will be closed to motor traffic to make ...

First two Cycle Superhighways launch in south and east LondonPublished: 11:00pm 18 July 2010

photo The first two Superhighways have launched, but more work needs to be done to improve standards
 

 
LCC has welcomed London's first two Cycle Superhighways, and the greater investment in cycling, but has warned that the rest ...

Lorry-cycling safety measures welcomed but more needs to be donePublished: 11:00pm 15 July 2010

Transport for London's three measures to combat lorry danger have been welcomed, but are not enough to tackle the problem, according to LCC's campaigns officer Charlie Lloyd:
The TfL measures are:

A voluntary agreement with the Freight Transpo...

Transport for London posters must educate lorry drivers as well as cyclistsPublished: 11:00pm 15 July 2010

photo Transport for London's poster doesn't make lorry drivers sufficiently responsible for their actions

 
Recent attempts to increase awareness of lorry danger among cyclists by Transport for London have been welcomed, but there's con...

Hackney City Farm recruits cyclists from crowds waiting at bus stopsPublished: 11:00pm 12 July 2010

Hackney City Farm will be inviting people waiting at busy bus stops to try cycling into work, lending them a bike for just the cost of a bus fare.
The Farm’s Environment and Enterprise Manager, Gustavo Montes de Oca, will be targeting pop...

Report says mayor's London cycling targets are 'fundamentally flawed'Published: 11:00pm 8 July 2010

A report by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) says the central target in London’s ‘cycling revolution’ is "fundamentally flawed".
The report demonstrates how the Mayor’s Transport Strategy is actually antic...

Guard railing progress is depleting London's cycle parkingPublished: 11:00pm 8 July 2010

Transport for London is removing approximately one third of the guard railings on red routes in an effort to reduce street clutter and improve the urban realm.Guard rails can block escape routes for cyclists threatened by motor vehicles, and are a...

LCC encourages members to comment on mayor's theft planPublished: 11:00pm 8 July 2010

Members of the public have until 3 August 2010 to comment on TfL’s new anti-bike theft proposals.
The Cycle Security Plan responds to several of LCC’s demands for reduced bike theft:

Creating a police Task Force on theft, with...

Islington count suggests 25% year-on-year increase in cycle trafficPublished: 11:00pm 8 July 2010

Record numbers of cyclists have been recorded in Islington and Hackney, according to a new cycle count at the Colebrooke Row/City Road crossing.
On a sunny morning in July, 1261 cyclists passed the junction (in all directions) in an hour, ma...

Oppose the scrapping of the congestion charge western extensionPublished: 11:00pm 8 July 2010

LCC is strongly suggesting the public remind the mayor of the adverse effects of scrapping the western extension of the congestion charge zone.
Scrapping the zone will:

cost Londoners £55 million in lost revenue
worsen congestion in We...

Ealing Skyride brings traffic-free cycling to London on 18 July 2010Published: 11:00pm 8 July 2010

On Sunday 18 July 2010 many streets in Ealing will be closed to motor vehicles, making the borough the best in London for cycling that weekend.
The central hub of the eight-mile route will be in Lammas Park, where there'll be many stalls and...

London car clubs encourage more cycle and public transport usePublished: 11:00pm 8 July 2010

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Analysis from CTC (Cyclist Touring Club) has shown that people who have 24/7 access to a car via a sharing scheme are much more likely to cycle or use public transport than the general population.
According to Dave...

LCC supports parents' right to allow children to cycle to schoolPublished: 11:00pm 8 July 2010

Two parents condemned by their children's headteacher for allowing their offspring to cycle one mile to school have received widespread support from fellow cyclists, including LCC and the mayor.
The children, aged 5 and 8, cycle to Alleyn's Schoo...

LCC speak at Stanfords' FREE cycling eventPublished: 9:21pm 8 July 2010

LCC’s Tom Bogdanowicz, and Sustrans creator John Grimshaw are among the authors speaking at Stanfords’ Bookshop FREE cycling event on 20 July 2010.
Joining them will be Tom Kevill-Davies author of The Hungry Cyclist.The authors will b...