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Gumtree works with campaigners to reduce stolen bike sales in LondonPublished: 11:00pm 21 July 2010

LCC, CTC and a representative of the police's new bike squad met Gumtree's Head of Customer Service, Trust and Security, Katie Kitiri, to discuss measures to reduce the incidence of stolen bike sales on the online classified site.
In Ju...

LCC and leading transport organisations call for sustained cycling and walking investmentPublished: 11:00pm 21 July 2010

LCC has helped co-ordinate a concerted call for sustained investment in cycling and walking projects. 
Along with CTC, Sustrans, the Campaign for Better Transport, and Living Streets, LCC has written the following letter to the Eve...

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...

Bikeshd website lets cyclists quickly trawl London's online bike salesPublished: 11:00pm 21 July 2010

photo Lost of a bike? This new website allows you to scan photos of a day's sales on eBay and Gumtree 

 
A new website, Bikeshd, is winning favour among cyclists as a quick way to trawl Gumtree and eBay to find their stolen bi...

Cable car across Thames would be first new cycle crossing for 20 yearsPublished: 11:00pm 21 July 2010

photo Charlie Holland The new river crossing hasn't been the only 'Cable car' in the news - click here

A cable car across the Thames looks set to reverse years of neglect after a succession of river crossings have been built ig...

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...

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...

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...

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

photo Asdfds
 

 
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...

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...

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...