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Transport for London puts tough 'safer lorries' conditions in all transport supplier contractsPublished: 7:56pm 4 October 2012

Thanks to lobbying from the London Cycling Campaign, a measure has been introduced to improve the safety of thousands of daily bicycle journeys in the capital.
LCC's Charlie Lloyd said, "We're delighted Transport for London and the GLA have fol...

Boris Johnson retracts claim that two-thirds of cyclists killed and injured broke the lawPublished: 12:32pm 28 September 2012

After months of pressure from campaigners, Mayor Boris Johnson has retracted his claim that two-thirds of cyclists killed or seriously injured in London had suffered as a result of breaking the law.
LCC’s Charlie Lloyd said, "The mayor is t...

Go Dutch conference attracts leading Transport for London and Government decision-makersPublished: 9:14pm 20 September 2012

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Transport Minister Norman Baker and Transport for London director Ben Plowden will speak at the capital's first ever Love London, Go Dutch conference, promoting continental-s...

London Cycling Campaign and NHS Greenwich launch ‘bikes for health’ for local residentsPublished: 2:53pm 14 September 2012

The London Cycling Campaign’s Cycling Projects team has joined forces with NHS Greenwich and On Your Bike to provide inexpensive loan bikes to residents in an effort to improve public health, reduce congestion and save people money.
Altho...

Wiggins call for helmet compulsion is damaging diversion from lack of safe Olympic cycle routesPublished: 12:09pm 2 August 2012

Bradley Wiggins’ call for helmet compulsion in the wake of the death of the 28-year-old cyclist who was run over last night by a bus at a notoriously dangerous junction outside the Olympic Park, while well meant, is a serious diversion fro...

London Cycling Campaign writes to Transport for London about Olympic Route NetworkPublished: 2:33pm 27 July 2012

Responding to complaints from Londoners, LCC has written (see below) to Transport for London's team in charge of the Olympic Route Network urging them to remove several dangerous infrastructure changes implemented this week
In many areas, chang...

Transport for London announces 50 dangerous junctions to be made safer for cycling in 2013Published: 2:46pm 20 July 2012

Following months of consultation with LCC and others, Transport for London has announced 100 junctions that will be made safer for cycling and walking, with 50 to be completed by the end of 2013.
These 50 form part of another list of 100, which...

London Cycling Campaign CEO tells GLA that lack of political will is greatest barrier to cyclingPublished: 9:27pm 12 July 2012

Speaking City Hall on Thursday, London Cycling Campaign chief executive Ashok Sinha said the most important thing that London needs is to become safe and inviting for cyclists is an injection of political will from Mayor Boris Johnson.Invited to...

Stronger punishments for road users who injure, including cyclist who hit pedestrian in HolbornPublished: 8:26pm 4 July 2012

Cyclist Andrej Schipka was fined £850 plus £930 costs after being found guilty of crashing into a solicitor who was on a pedestrian crossing at Holborn Viaduct at the time of the collision.
Solicitor Clive Hyer suffered permanent br...

Cycling provision in Bounds Green slammed by locals as dangerous and unfit for purposePublished: 2:45pm 1 June 2012

New off-carriageway cycling facilities on the A406 in Bounds Green have been strongly criticised by local cyclists, who warn of increased danger to cyclists from the "inadequate and poorly designed facilities".
Coordinator of Haringey Cycling C...

10,000 brave the rain to tell politicians London is ready for a Dutch-style cycling revolutionPublished: 3:58pm 28 April 2012

A herd of zebras, a boatful of sailors in oilskins, a pack of bandits on bikes, along with hundreds of families and children waving flags and balloons helped make the 10,000-strong Big Ride a spectacular success, sending a powerful message to ...

Extra £15 million for London's dangerous junctions must be the beginning for safer cyclingPublished: 5:19pm 22 March 2012

An extra £15 million has been announced in the 2012 budget for making London's worst junctions less dangerous for cycling. 
Although the extra money is welcome, the figure was described by LCC's campaign officer Charlie Lloyd on the ...

Major concern at possibility of third Blackwall tunnel at Silvertown based on flawed DfT dataPublished: 5:02pm 22 March 2012

In the 2012 budget the Coalition Government announced an extra £15 million to help make some of London's junctions more safe for cycling.
More money for dangerous junctions is badly needed, but as LCC campaigns officer Charlie Lloyd said ...

Join the Big Ride, the UK's largest-ever event calling for safe and inviting streets for cyclingPublished: 4:23pm 23 February 2012

Thousands are expected to take part in the 'Big Ride' on Saturday 28 April, when people join together in central London for a fun event with a serious message: the city needs safer streets for cycling.
This fully marshalled family-friendly bike...

London Cycling Awards: List of Judges' Shortlisted Projects for 2011Published: 12:38pm 7 November 2011

The London Cycling Awards are kindly sponsored by Butterworth Spengler (providers of our Urban Cycling Insurance) and Levenes, our recommended cycle-friendly solicitor
Shortlisted nominations for the London Cycling Awards 2011 range from maj...