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Record number of nominations for London Cycling AwardsPublished: 12:00am 11 Nov 2009

The London Cycling Awards continue to go from strength to strength in 2009, with a record number of nominations this year.Hundreds of projects in schools, workplaces and local communities around the city are encouraging more Londoners to enjoy cyc...

Cycle lanes and parking rival tube stations in boosting property pricesPublished: 12:00am 05 Nov 2009

Provision of bike parking and cycle lanes now rival proximity of tube stations and car parking in boosting property prices, according to estate agents.The article in the Evening Standard says people in their twenties and thirties are no longer cho...

Major cycle parking overhaul completed at Liverpool Street StationPublished: 03:31pm 03 Nov 2009

photo The new racks at Liverpool St station have doubled the cycle parking provisionInstallation of new two-tier cycle racks have doubled Liverpool St station’s cycle-parking capacity, with the new facility increasing provision from 116 bikes to 2...

Cycle To Work Guarantee scheme could do more for employeesPublished: 03:22pm 03 Nov 2009

The Department for Transport has launched a new scheme to encourage employers to be more cycle-friendly.Employers are being encouraged to sign the voluntary Cycle To Work Guarantee scheme. Signators pledge to provide better cycle facilities for st...

Government departments shun Cycle To Work schemePublished: 12:00am 03 Nov 2009

Over 200,000 government employees are being deprived the opportunity to buy a subsidised bicycle through the government's own Cycle To Work scheme.The Department for Environment, Fisheries and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Department for Work and Pen...

LCC has ten copies of Green Living guide to give awayPublished: 05:11pm 02 Nov 2009

LCC has ten copies of Green Living, a guide on how to save money and the environment, to give away. With some shocking facts about our impact on the environment, it is designed with the information and motivation required to help you lead a greene...

Media trivialise Public Accounts Committee road safety reportPublished: 12:00am 27 Oct 2009

A report from the House of Commons' Public Accounts Committee published last week, which made important points about road safety, has been trivialised by the British media.The report, entitled 'Improving road safety for pedestrians and cyclists', ...

Recycle workshop for homeless hostel means businessPublished: 11:00pm 22 Oct 2009

A project for the homeless in Islington is using bike maintenance courses to help people get back into employment.'Margins' runs bike maintenance and recycling sessions, funded via the LCC-administered Community Cycling Fund for London.The project...

Adventure playground cycle haven for children with special needsPublished: 11:00pm 22 Oct 2009

Lady Allen adventure playground in Wandsworth provides a specialist service for children with special needs and disabilities.Funding from the LCC managed Community Cycling Fund for London has enabled the project to fix up bikes for the kids to rid...

Secondary school gets Specialized treatmentPublished: 11:00pm 22 Oct 2009

Pupils at St Philips School in Chessington, Kingston, were given a Specialized treatment when they were invited to look round the showroom at the UK Headquarters of the American bike manufacturer.The invitation was prompted by the purchase of ten ...

Police learn sign language to teach deaf children to cyclePublished: 11:00pm 22 Oct 2009

The Met Police’s Safer Parks team in Primrose Hill and Regents park is working with a primary school for deaf children to offer safe cycling sessions.Because of their hearing issues, many deaf children never learn to cycle because of balance and c...

Cycling for adults with learning disabilities now available in BarnetPublished: 11:00pm 22 Oct 2009

Until now the London borough of Barnet sorely lacked opportunities for adults with learning disabilities to cycle.Norwood, a charity which supports people with learning disabilities, implemented Barnet’s first cycle sessions for adults with learni...

10% off book to get kids cycling to schoolPublished: 11:00pm 21 Oct 2009

'Let Me Out: How To Enjoy The School Run' is a great book for parents who want to encourage more kids to walk or cycle to school, and LCC members can get an exclusive 10% discount. 
 
LCC board member, par...

Sign the online petition on HGV safetyPublished: 11:00pm 21 Oct 2009

photo Better mirrors is just one measure that campaigners are demanding to improve lorry safetyPlease sign this petition to demand that action is taken on HGV safety. Over 3000 have signed already and it's your chance to help push for improved saf...

Several excellent articles on cycling and culturePublished: 11:00pm 21 Oct 2009

photo Farid Tejani If you want a clue as to a city's cycling excellence, count the women on the roadThree excellent articles on cycling culture...British sociologist on the culture of fear surrounding cycling on Britain's roads (via Copenhagenize)...