Everything tagged with transport for london

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in bus lanes trial     LCC and CTC (the national cyclists' organisation), supported by the Cyclists' Defence Fund, have withdrawn from a legal ch...

Blog post: Extra danger caused by motorbikes in bus lanes trial costing £500k per year

 photo The percentage of motorcyclists speeding in bus lanes increased from 37% to 47% during the trial   The fact that motorcyclist casualties increased by a third during the first bus lanes trial has prompted Transport for London...

Blog post: London borough of Ealing scraps motorbikes in bus lanes trial

As a result of the increased casualties related to motorbikes in bus lanes, Ealing Council is to scrap the experiment, which has run since January 2009. The council considered data from the London wide experiment on Transport for London roads and...

Blog post: Read your LIPs: Stand up for cycling in your borough and City of London

photo  If you live or cycle in the City, you should respond to their LIP, as is the case for all boroughs LCC is calling on all cyclists who ride through the City to make their views known on the Corporation's Local Implementation Plan (...

Blog post: Transport for London to review outdate cycle parking standards

photo Raising bike parking standards at national and regional level is a key factor in improving availability Transport for London is reviewing its outdated cycle parking standards, according to a Mayoral response. Meanwhile, the Minister for ...

Blog post: Is your London borough planning to spend enough money on cycling?

photo Decisions on whether to spend money on cycle training is now devolved to your local council Now's the time for London cyclists to tell their borough if they think not enough of their taxes are being allocated to cycling. Borough spendi...

Blog post: Car use in central London falls and cycling rises

The number of people in cars entering central London on weekday mornings (7-10am) has halved in the past decade to 70,000. During the same period the number of cyclists has more than doubled over the same period, reaching 27,000 in 2009, which is...

Blog post: Cycle parking requirements for new buildings haven't risen for a decade

photo Guardian Media Group provides cycle parking for a quarter of its workforce in its central London office The Mayor Boris Johnson is refusing to amend the out-of-date London Plan, which urgently needs stronger demands on de...

Blog post: London cyclists' needs neglected in redesign of Blackfriars Bridge

photo The redesign on the southbound lanes on Blackfriars Bridge do very little to protect cyclists  Back in 2004, a Transport for London inquiry into two cyclist fatalities on Blackfriars Bridge found that consultation failure and poor ...

Blog post: TfL promises review of Blackfriars Bridge in response to criticisms

Transport for London has promised a review of "the widespread road layout" in response to campaigners' criticisms of the plans for Blackfriars Bridge, which fail to adequately address cyclist safety. An LCC activist has received a reply ...