Everything tagged with safer lorries

Blog post: LCC demands action on safer lorries from Transport Minister McLoughlin

  The death of another cyclist under a large lorry at Elephant and Castle this week has focussed attention on the possibility of getting rid of those HGVs which have restricted vision making it far harder for drivers to see the road around t...

Blog post: MEPs give overwhelming support for measures in the European Parliament to improve lorry safety for London cycling and walking

  UPDATE: 15th April 2014 Euro MEPs voted overwhelmingly to support amendments to the lorry design directive. Thank you to all our supporters who sent messages asking MEPs to support the vote in Strasbourg. 570 MEPs suported the change wi...

Blog post: Sutton signs LCC safer lorries pledge

Sutton Council has signed the London Cycling Campaign’s ‘Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling’ pledge. As part of the pledge the Council says it 'will only sign new contracts with the safest haulage companies, which conform to ...

Discussion: Kingston signs the Safer Lorries Pledge

I'm pleased to report that Kingston Council has this week (12th Sept-13) signed the LCC Safer Lorries Pledge. Veolia operate the refuse and recycling collections in the borough and we trust that their drivers will now get a good level of trai...

Blog post: My 15-year-old nephew was lucky to survive, which is why haulage industry must take action to reduce lorry danger

Those of you who were on the protest ride in Holborn last week might have heard my speech in Lincoln's Inn Fields where I spoke about the shock of finding out that my brilliant 15-year-old nephew Guy Gibson (pictured above) had been knocked off ...

Blog post: Hounslow and Kensington & Chelsea are latest two councils to adopt Safer Lorries procurement policies

  Two more boroughs, Kensington & Chelsea and Hounslow, have signed up to our 'Safer Lorries, Safer cycling' pledge to only use the best-trained lorry drivers and best-equipped lorries.LCC Communications Manager Mike Cavenett said, "We...

Blog post: Safer Lorries, two-way streets and Sir Bradley Wiggins honoured in new-look London Cycling Awards

ITV's face of the Tour de France Ned Boulting (above-right, or in this animated GIF via road.cc) presented last night's London Cycling Awards. Transport for London's Safer Lorries procurement programme - only using the best-trained dr...

Blog post: Lambeth becomes seventh borough council to sign 'Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling' pledge

Lambeth has become the latest council to sign our Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling pledge, bringing the number of boroughs boosting lorry safety to seven (see the map). Council leader Lib Peck (centre) posed with Lambeth Cyclists' Charlie Holland (...

Blog post: LCC thanks supporters as Ealing and Hammersmith & Fulham become latest to sign our 'Safer Lorries' pledge

LCC has thanked its supporters for sending nearly 3000 messages to councils, calling on them to take our 'Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling' pledge, and is urging anyone who hasn't written to do so today. The call comes as Ealing and Hammersmith &am...

Blog post: LCC local groups highlight growing gap between best and worst councils' for lorry-cycling safety

This week London Cycling Campaign staff and volunteers are taking to the streets outside borough town halls (see Tower Hamlets above) to protest against the growing gap between the lorry safety standards of the best and worst boroughs in the ...

Blog post: Transport for London conference backs LCC's 'Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling' campaign

Transport for London hosted a conference on Monday 4 February, attended by LCC and other lorry experts, to deliver freight safety recommendations to London borough councils. The conference was attended by 25 out of 33 of the London councils, and ...

Blog post: Watch our 'Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling' video and take action to stop cyclist deaths

Blog post: 2 of London's 33 councils have committed to our 'Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling' pledge

Two councils in London, Islington and Waltham Forest, have taken LCC's Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling pledge to only using the safest lorries and best-trained drivers to make cycling safer. Sadly, over 30 councils have yet to make a similar pledge ...

Blog post: LCC launches 'Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling' to prevent cyclist-lorry deaths

Friday 2 November 2012 Half of all cyclist deaths in London involve lorries, and LCC is calling on all borough councils to take our Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling pledge - to only use the safest drivers and best-equipped lorries. We asking a...

Blog post: Court verdicts highlight need for much greater protection for cyclists under the law

The London Cycling Campaign is calling for the law to provide much greater protection for cyclists, after two court verdicts today left victim’s families and friends dismayed. In the first case, at the Old Bailey a motorist who opened his...