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Motorbikes in bus lanes trial despite oppositionPublished: 12:00am 12 Dec 2008

Transport for London is going ahead with an 18-month trial allowing motorbikes in red-route bus lanes from 5th January.More than 4000 LCC members signed a petition asking the mayor to reconsider the measure. LCC thanks those who signed for their s...

Second round of 2009 community funding opensPublished: 12:00am 12 Dec 2008

The second window for applications for community cycling projects is about to open, from 16 to 27 March 2009.The grants are allocated by LCC, funded by the Active Travel Consortium and Community Cycling Fund for London (CCFfL).Community groups tha...

Manchester referendum rejects congestion chargePublished: 12:00am 12 Dec 2008

Voters in Manchester have decided against the introduction of a congestion charge in the city centre.Supporters of the charge said it would free up £3 billion of investment in local public transport in compensation.It was the second setback in rec...

New Year message to BorisPublished: 03:40pm 11 Dec 2008

To mark the end of a successful year of events and campaigning, LCC has sent a video message to Boris Johnson, where you get your chance to say how you'd like to improve London for cyclists. To watch our video, follow the link on the right.

Member wins £200 by filling in our online surveyPublished: 12:00am 08 Dec 2008

Tim Mitchell, our member survey competition winnerOne lucky member who responded to our online survey has won £200 to spend at any bike shop.Tim Mitchell, a retired PR professional who lives in Tooting, posed happily one damp morning in December, ...

Cycle storage can add value to your homePublished: 12:00am 02 Dec 2008

In tough economic times, it's worth knowing that adding cycle storage to your property might help you sell it. It's now compulsory for home sellers to provide home information packs (HIPs), which include a sustainability index (from zero to six), ...

City demo allows cyclists to see the road through a lorry driver's eyesPublished: 12:00am 02 Dec 2008

The view from one the downward-facing mirrors fitted to all new HGVs, but still absent from thousands of older vehicles'Lorries aren't designed for city streets' is the impression LCC got when we were given the chance to sit inside one. The high p...

Western extension to congestion charge scrappedPublished: 12:00am 27 Nov 2008

The decision to scrap the western extension to the congestion charge zone will be bad for London, and that’s according to the mayor’s own consultation document. Congestion and pollution will rise, while revenue will decrease says the mayor's Septe...

Critical Mass wins Lords appealPublished: 12:00am 26 Nov 2008

The hundreds of cyclists who ride around central London during the impromptu Critical Mass cycle rides do not have to give advance notice to the police, the Law Lords have ruled. The rides, which start on the South Bank by the National Theatre on ...

Routes under threat as mayor slashes fundingPublished: 12:00am 21 Nov 2008

Cycle route funding for London boroughs has been slashed in half undermining the mayor’s plans to more than treble cycling levels in the capital.The London Cycling Campaign, representing the interests of thousands of cyclists, says hundreds of pla...

London Cycling Award winnersPublished: 12:00am 20 Nov 2008

Children from the Hackney Family Cycle Club at the London Cycling Awards 2008The best innovative new cycling schemes won London Cycling Awards presented at the 2008 LCC AGM at City Hall.Among the winners were: a family cycling club project that br...

Fall in number of cyclists hurt on roads Published: 12:00am 18 Nov 2008

The number of cyclists injured in England dropped during 2007 according to official figures.Health Minister Ben Bradshaw said 13,368 cyclists were admitted to hospital in 2006-7, compared with 13,533 in 2005-6.The number is almost 25 percent highe...

Chief executive blogs on bikes in bus lanesPublished: 05:34pm 13 Nov 2008

Koy Thomson writes on the Progressive London website:"This story starts with a dodgy dossier, an election, and a hard-done-by section of the electorate - hardly fertile ground for progressive policy. Post-Obama, it's not fashionable to be pol...

Mayor's flagship cycle projects need the right support to succeedPublished: 12:00am 10 Nov 2008

The major cycle projects the mayor suppports in his Way To Go transport paper could fail without the right supporting measures.The projects' success will depend on the continuation of existing cycling programmes to deliver growth in cycle use, acc...

MPs condemn UK road safetyPublished: 12:00am 29 Oct 2008

Lower speed limits and stricter policing of drink driving are two of the measures needed to reduce the unacceptable death toll on Britain's roads says the Commons transport committee in its latest report.Commenting on the report, LCC communication...