Everything tagged with transport for london

Blog post: New data shows Transport for London underestimating cycling growth at Blackfriars

Cycling trips on London’s main roads in Spring of this year were up by almost 200% on 2001, according to new data from the Transport for London business plan. This data undermines TfL's projections for cycling at Blackfriars, which were b...

Blog post: Campaigners celebrate as thousands more London lorry drivers in line for cyclist-awareness training

Thousands more lorry drivers could soon receive cyclist-awareness training now that every borough in Greater London has the go-ahead to provide officially approved on-bike training backed by Transport for London (TfL) funding. LC...

Blog post: Climate Rush campaigners choose bikes to protest against Transport for London car culture

Campaigners from the Climate Rush environmental organisation will take to the streets in central London on bicycles on the morning of Thursday 22 September 2011 to protest against the dominance of car culture within Transport for London. More d...

Blog post: Cyclist killed on stretch of Clapham cycle route identified as dangerous in 2008

The death of a cyclist in Clapham has prompted campaigners to ask why a dangerous cycle route wasn't improved when major problems with the road layout had already been identified by Transport for London. A 49-year-old female cyclist died instantl...

Blog post: London Cycling Campaign briefs Assembly Members before Blackfriars meeting with Mayor

Leading London Assembly members are calling for a meeting with Mayor Boris Johnson to discuss the Blackfriars traffic scheme, and we've produced a detailed briefing paper that highlights: the need to retain the 20mph speed limit the shortco...

Blog post: Hundreds of London cyclists turn out for Flashride to protest against Blackfriars 'urban motorways'

Estimates vary from 500 to 2000 but whatever the true number, a massive number of London cyclists occupied the whole of Blackfriars Bridgeon Friday night as a protest against Transport for London's plans to proceed with the flawed design for th...

Blog post: London Cyclists urged to join Flashride across Blackfriars Bridge on Friday 6pm

London Cyclists from all walks of life will meet outside Doggetts at the south end of Blackfriars Bridge tomorrow (Friday 29 July 2011) to show their anger at the Mayor and Transport for London. There'll be a slow ride across the bridge in each...

Blog post: London Cycle Hire Scheme expanding west to Wandsworth, Lambeth, and Hammersmith

The Barclays Cycle Hire scheme is due to expand westwards to Wandsworth, Hammersmith & Fulham, Lambeth and Kensington & Chelsea by 2013. Additional funding of £25 million is being provided by Barclays, and the Westfield shopping c...

Blog post: Is it the Mayor or Transport for London pushing through flawed Blackfriars plans?

Transport for London is ignoring the London Assembly's all-party call for a review of Blackfriars Bridge and a retention of the 20mph speed limit. TfL has issued a press release saying that it will start works on the bridge this Friday, 31 July...

Blog post: Why did Transport for London's procedures fail cyclists at Blackfriars?

In 2004, after two cyclists were killed on Blackfriars Bridge, Transport for London (TfL) recognised that its procedures for providing for cyclists were seriously flawed. Following the second of these cyclist deaths, that of Vicki McCreery, TfL p...

Blog post: Bus lanes trial has resulted in motorbike speeding and more crashes

The mayor has extended the motorbikes in bus lanes trial even though an independent report has found that it might be placing motorcyclists and cyclists at greater risk of injury. The report, commissioned by Transport for London, concludes that &...

Blog post: More danger from motorbikes in London bus lanes until 2012

photo Despite an increase in casualties the mayor has extended the motorbikes in bus lanes trial to 2012   The repeat Experimental Traffic Order to extend the trial allowing motorcycles in bus lanes comes into force on Saturday 24 July ...

Blog post: Why did Transport for London reject its own cycle-friendly Blackfriars design?

photo Hundreds of protestors demonstrated against the latest designs proposed for Blackfriars Bridge What the hundreds of cyclists who demonstrated on Blackfriars Bridge this morning might not know is that, four years ago, Transport for Londo...

Blog post: Do you want Blackfriars to be a 'motorway' for the next 30 years?

LCC has criticised Transport for London's latest proposals for Blackfriars Bridge, which condemn Londoners to continue cycling through a 'motorway' in order to cross the river, potentially for decades to come. Read the proposal here We thank L...

Blog post: Cycle campaigners challenge increased ‘motorbikes in bus lanes’ danger in High Court

photo Cyclists are bojecting to the increase in road danger caused by the motorbikes in bus lanes trial     LCC and CTC (the national cyclists' organisation), supported by the Cyclists' Defence Fund, have withdrawn from a legal ch...