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Western extension to congestion charge scrappedPublished: 12:00am 27 November 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 November 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 November 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 November 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 November 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: 5:34pm 13 November 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 November 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 October 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...

Anger at lack of consultation over motorcycles in bus lanesPublished: 12:00am 27 October 2008

Mayor Boris Johnson’s decision to have an 18-month trial allowing motorbikes in bus lanes has caused anger due to the lack of prior public consultation with either of the two groups, cyclists and pedestrians, facing the greatest potential danger f...

Cycling photographer launches 'Hot Shots' bookPublished: 11:00pm 23 October 2008

When LCC asked Kevin Meredith (aka Lomokev) if we could use one of his photos we'd seen on Flickr for our services, he confessed to being a keen cyclist and said 'yes' straightaway. He even offered his services for free for other campaigning work....

Westfield shopping centre is "a cyclist's nightmare"Published: 11:00pm 23 October 2008

A dreamy vision of shopping heaven, but cyclists' needs have been sorely neglectedThe Westfield shopping centre in Shepherd Bush is the largest urban shopping mall in Europe, but the needs of cyclists in the area have been woefully neglected, acco...

East End corridor regeneration meetingPublished: 11:00pm 23 October 2008

TfL and its partners have sent out an invitation to attend a public presentation of plans to regenerate the Aldgate to Stratford route into a thriving 'High Street', including a cycle corridor. This follows a public consultation in June and July. ...

Olympic winner Nicole Cooke signs LCC petitionPublished: 11:00pm 22 October 2008

Olympic gold medal-winner Nicole Cooke (left) added weight to LCC's campaign for cycle-friendly streets by signing our petition at the Cycle Show.
Signing copies of her new book, Cycle For Life, Cooke happily added her name to the LCC petition ...

Successful summer for cycle volunteersPublished: 11:00pm 22 October 2008

The summer of 2008 broke all records for the number of people choosing to volunteer with LCC at cycling events.The increased frequency and popularity of cycling events in the capital, such as the Tour de Hackney and the second Freewheel mass ride,...

We have a winner for our custom-built Witcomb bikePublished: 11:00pm 20 October 2008

A lucky winner has been drawn at random from everyone who entered our competition to win a custom-built Witcomb road bike.Matthew House, from Leytonstone, is pictured with one of the special LCC-branded 80th anniversary bikes, which is a limited e...