Everything tagged with transport for london

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at national and regional level is a key factor in improving availability Transport for London is reviewing its outdated cycle parking standards, according to a Mayoral response.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parking for a quarter of its workforce in its central London office The Mayor Boris Johnson is refusing to amend the out-of-date London Plan, which urgently needs stronger demands on de...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 ...

Blog post: Londoners can claim free cycle parking stands for their workplace

LCC has learned that there's still money for FREE bike stands for employers with more than 50 staff this financial year. To secure the free stands your employer has to sign up to the Cycle To Work Guarantee scheme (this is free) and pay for insta...

Blog post: URGENT: Today is last chance to email for a safe Blackfriars Bridge

photo Cyclists must email Transport for London to prevent Blackfriars Bridge becoming more hazardous Friday 15 April is the last day you can email (STengagement@tfl.gov.uk) Transport for London to protest against a new design for Blackfr...

Blog post: Transport for London dropped cycle-friendly plan for Blackfriars

Documents requested by LCC show that Transport for London was working on a more cycle-friendly double T-junction plan for Blackfriars as long ago as 2007. The designs were originally supported by the City of London and echoed similar proposals fr...