Everything tagged with transport for london

Blog post: Cycling provision in Bounds Green slammed by locals as dangerous and unfit for purpose

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...

Blog post: Mayor can't back up claim that two-thirds of cycling injuries caused by cyclists breaking law

Despite repeated requests, neither City Hall nor Transport for London has substantiated Mayor Boris Johnson's claim that two-thirds of serious cyclist crashes took place because the cyclist had broken the law. The Mayor's claim is strongly at o...

Blog post: UPDATE: High Court confirms Addison Lee cars are illegal in bus lanes. London cyclists warned to beware.

Cyclists are being warned to take extra care on the roads after the chairman of private hire company Addison Lee told thousands of his drivers that it's lawful for them to use London's bus lanes, when in fact it remains illegal. There are wides...

Blog post: London cyclists warned to STAY BACK behind dangerous lorries

              "STAY BACK" A short, sharp message from Transport for London headlines their latest PR campaign warning about the danger of HGV lorries. Thousands of handlebar leaf...

Blog post: Hundreds of junctions to be reviewed by TfL after public outcry over Bow and Kings Cross

Transport for London has started a review that will consider safety issues at all junctions on the cycle superhighways as well as more than a hundred junctions on the Transport for London road network (red routes). The TfL announcement follows th...

Blog post: Barnet 'Great Divide' protest ride will highlight destructive effects of motor-centric urban planning

On 25 March 2012, cyclists are being urged to join Barnet Cycling Campaign's 'Great Divide' ride to highlight the destructive effect that motor-centric policies have on local lives. More info: meeting point at New Southgate station (view m...

Blog post: London Cycling Campaign secures redesign of lethal roundabout at Bow

Responding to pressure from the London Cycling Campaign and others, Transport for London has announced it will redesign the lethal roundabout at Bow to make it safer for cyclists. The move comes just weeks after LCC persuaded 2750 London cyclis...

Blog post: Transport for London ignores increases in road danger, making motorbikes in bus lanes permanent

Despite three years of trials showing increased danger, Transport for London is going ahead with its plans to allow motorbikes to permanently use red-route bus lanes in line with Mayor Boris Johnson's 2008 election promise. The report on the ...

Blog post: Cautious welcome for Transport for London King's Cross and Bow announcements on cyclist and pedestrian safety

In response to recent campaigns by cyclists and pedestrians, Transport for London (TfL) has announced a "strategic review of traffic movements" around King's Cross, including examining the feasibility of returning it to two-way. TfL also says...

Blog post: Boyfriend of cyclist killed at King's Cross calls for Dutch-style bike lanes to reduce road danger

In an open letter to Transport for London, the boyfriend of the cyclist killed at King's Cross has called for Dutch-style cycle lanes to reduce road danger in the area. Kenji Hirasawa (pictured above) said, "I would like the council to con...

Blog post: Family of Ellie Carey organise vigil and call for action to improve cyclist safety in London

A vigil will take place for Ellie Carey at 6pm on Wednesday 14 December, with participants asked to meet at 5.45pm at Shortwave Cinema, Bermondsey Square, very close to the junction where the fatal crash took place. The family of Elea...

Blog post: Conservative London Assembly members shock cyclists by turning backs on junction safety debate

A key London Assembly motion on reducing road danger at junctions, following recent cyclists’ deaths, was dropped on Wednesday 7 December 2011 when Conservatives walked out of a plenary session making the meeting inquorate. LCC's Mike Cav...

Blog post: Merton Cycling Campaign says London's Road Safety Audits fail to reveal danger to cyclists

A detailed report prepared for Merton Cycling Campaign describes Transport for London's current Road Safety Audit procedures as "diseased" because they're incapable of identifying dangers, including those posed by one of Greater London...

Blog post: Sixteenth London cyclist fatality in 2011 at Bermondsey junction identified by locals as dangerous

This morning a cyclist was killed in a collision with an HGV at the junction of Tower Bridge Road and Abbey Street, a location identified as dangerous by local people. Please support calls for safer junctions in London In response to worries ...

Blog post: LCC publishes rejected Bow roundabout design, while Assembly Members ask mayor to explain cycling safety failures

London Cycling Campaign published a design showing how Bow roundabout could have been made safe according to its own recommendations and those of Transport for London’s consultants. New safety features: Traffic lights at all pedestrian...