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Westminster goes naked in traffic flow experimentPublished: 11:00pm 6 October 2009

video This junction in Drachten, Holland, is a classic example of naked streets working wellThe City of Westminster and Transport for London are to trial switching off of certain traffic signals.The experiment will start with the signals at the ...

Around the world cycling record tumbles but could fall againPublished: 11:00pm 6 October 2009

A man from Balham has become the fastest person to circumnavigate the world by bicycle, taking just 175 days, though another cyclist is on course to beat that feat.Friends
and family of James Bowthorpe greeted him at his finish point in Hyde
Park ...

Concern over Tory hostility towards urban speed camerasPublished: 11:00pm 6 October 2009

Photo grewlike/Flickr A future Conservative government will stop life-saving speed cameras A Conservative government will refuse to fund any more fixed speed cameras in urban areas, shadow transport minister Theresa Villiers has told her party con...

Lambeth Cyclists expertise channels £500,000 into zone one improvementsPublished: 11:00pm 6 October 2009

photo The LCC group in Lambeth played a strong role in influencing the borough's zone one improvements Strong lobbying and volunteer activity by the LCC local group in Lambeth has influenced key spending decisions for the zone one Cycle Hire Schem...

VIDEO: Danes demonstrate the joys of winter cyclingPublished: 11:00pm 30 September 2009

October is, unofficially at least, the time to feast on positive images of our irrepressible Danish friends biking all through the winter, with a slice of cheerful Swedish pop on the side.The song is called Långsamt by Swedish outfit Bo Kasp...

Community Groups come together at London Skyride Published: 11:00pm 28 September 2009

Over 3,500 people join LCC's led ridesThe London Cycling Campaign organised over 50 escorted rides to the Mayor of London’s Skyride on Sunday 20th September which over 3,000 people took part in.However it was not just members of the general public...

Breakfast Awards Ceremony for bike achievers at Mind in Tower Hamlets Published: 11:00pm 28 September 2009

Celebration of successful completion of cycle trainingJohn Biggs, Labour London Assembly member, presented participants in the MIND in Tower Hamlets bike project and had completed Level 1 and Level 2 Bikeability with an award on 11th September.Ros...

Youth centre goes independent with recycling and maintenance projectPublished: 11:00pm 24 September 2009

A Kensington & Chelsea project that recycles bikes during maintenance classes attended by youths from the local community is now teaching the youngsters to be professional bike mechanics so it can go it alone.As a result of high demand for mor...

Law change could offer greater protection to cyclists and pedestriansPublished: 11:00pm 24 September 2009

photo Mike Grenville/Flickr A law change could make drivers liable in civil law to pay for cyclist injuriesGovernment advisors are considering making car drivers' insurance companies legally liable for compensating pedestrian and cyclist victims o...

Pioneering project helps mental health patients on to bikesPublished: 11:00pm 24 September 2009

Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust, with the aid of an LCC-administered grant, is pioneering work on treating mental health problems using cycling.The trust’s project, under the name Candi-Cycles, was awarded £4580 in Febuary 2009 from th...

LCC helps Redbridge Cycle Centre go all abilityPublished: 11:00pm 23 September 2009

On 17 September 2009, all-ability groups and other stakeholders were invited by Vision Redbridge to Redbridge Cycle track at Hog Hill to launch a new range of specially adapted bikes.The event, organised jointly by LCC and Vision Redbridge (which ...

Record 3500 cyclists join LCC rides into SkyridePublished: 11:00pm 23 September 2009

An estimated 3500 cyclists joined LCC's guided rides from the suburbs to the Mayor of London's Skyride event on Sunday 20 September 2009.The 53 rides, with at least one from every borough, was double the number organised last year. The largest rid...

'Secret' Camden link wins London Cycling AwardPublished: 11:00pm 23 September 2009

Photo Lionel Shapiro Cyclists using the new walking/cycling link between Agar Grove and Camley StLobbying by Camden Cycling Campaign, the local LCC group, has helped create an award winning  new traffic-free route from the north of the borough to ...

£10,000 Comic Relief grant for Merton LCC and community cycling groupPublished: 11:00pm 22 September 2009

Community cycling project secures additional fundingMerton Cycling Campaign and Pedal4Health have won a £10,000 Comic Relief grant after submitting a joint proposal to deliver children's cycle training in south London.Pedal4Health is a group that ...

Cyclists urged to lobby councils using new LCC guidePublished: 11:00pm 20 September 2009

LCC has produced a lobbying guide for cyclists to make sure their local council is planning the right provisions in their area. You can download the 'Rough Guide to Local Implementation Plans' using the link on the right.Councils have been encoura...