Everything tagged with police

Blog post: Bike stands, bike locks needed says survey

An online survey of 1800 London cyclists by Quanteze, commissioned by Stolen Ride and London Cycling Campaign puts the spotlight on the high level of cycle theft; the critical need for more bike stands  in London; and the imperative to educ...

Blog post: How to: dodge buying a stolen bike

It's an absolute bargain of a bike, you could call it a steal. But is it actually stolen? Stolen bikes on the internet Buying and selling bikes on sites like Gumtree is quick and easy, and requires no identification and minimal registration. T...

Blog post: How to: report dangerous driving

Fortunately it's very unlikely you'll ever be involved in a serious collision in London, even if you cycle here all your life. But that doesn't mean you won't see plenty of idiots driving badly. It's worth reporting dangerous driving even if no on...

Blog post: What to do if your bicycle is stolen

Always report bike theft to the police Even if you don't think you're likely to get your bicycle back, it's worth reporting the theft so decision-makers know the extent of the problem, and we can push for a greater police response. Provide as mu...

Blog post: Traffic police must recognise ‘carelessness is a crime’ in order to successfully tackle cycling injuries and death

The London Cycling Campaign welcomes the figures announced today showing a drop in the yearly rate of cyclists killed or seriously injured in collisions, but says traffic police need to recognise that carelessness is a crime, and this must be ta...

Blog post: LCC staff member Anna explains how her saddle was stolen and how she tracked it down and caught the suspect

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Discussion: Legal question about bus lane penalty and general comment

LEGAL ISSUE: This morning the police issued me with a fixed penalty notice for cycling in a bus lane between Holborn and Tottenham Court Road. I haven't cycled this route into town for a while and so wasn't aware the rules for this small stretch o...

Discussion: Clarence Street - cyclists being ticketed - £50 fines

In the police's so-called operation "Safeway" they are now stopping anyone cycling in Clarence Street (Kingston) and dishing out £50 fines, even when the shops are closed.  If, however, you happen to be driving a 38 tonne truck and are ...

Blog post: LCC condemns heavy-handed policing and poor safety advice being given out to cyclists

The London Cycling Campaign is calling on the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to provide better guidance for police officers who've been encouraged to hand out poor safety advice to cyclists in central London. We'...

Blog post: Mineral Products Association launches policy to make 30,000 UK lorries safer for cycling

This week we're celebrating a second major lorry victory for London cycling as the UK-wide Mineral Products Association (MPA) announced an agreement to put in place significant measures to reduce the road danger caused by its lorries. All 30,00...

Blog post: Police fine cyclists £30 and tell them to ride around killer Bow roundabout

A London cyclist has written to us to explain how she was fined £30 by police and ordered to ride around the Bow roundabout – a location where two cyclists have died in recent weeks – despite riding lawfully on a shared-use pat...

Discussion: Collision Statistics for the Borough of Richmond

As part of our efforts to get the council to focus on improving cyclist safety, we've obtained a map which outlines every collision involving a cyclist in the borough since 2006. It makes interesting reading and we'll be using it to put pressure o...

Blog post: Cyclists, it's now easy to report dangerous or inconsiderate roadworks in London

Responding to years of gripes from many road users, including cyclists, the Mayor has set up a quick-reporting website where you can complain about inconsiderate or unnecessarily inconvenient roadworks. So next time you see a 'cyclists dismount' ...

Blog post: Cyclists urged to email City of London to support more one-way streets reverting to two-way

Cyclists are being urged to email their support for proposals to revert 10 one-way locations in the City of London to two-way for cycling. As reported on the Cyclist in the City blog, the City of London has opened a consultation until Thursday ...

Discussion: Lack of motorist awareness about 'taking the lane'

good concatenation of various blog thoughts here: http://voleospeed.blogspot.com/2011/07/problem-with-assertive-cycling.html Most motorists and law enforcement officials have no idea why cyclists ride in the middle of the lane. They think we're ...