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Blog post: Why we're calling for a rush hour lorry ban

There’s been a huge amount of support for our End Lorry Danger campaign, which is calling on London’s mayor to get lethal lorries off London’s roads through a rush hour lorry ban, ‘direct vision’ lorries and stronger ...

Blog post: Thousands join LCC's call to End Lorry Danger

Thousands of people have joined LCC's call to End Lorry Danger, with over 1200 leaving passionate comments on the petition to the Mayor of London in the hours after the petition launched, demonstrating clearly how passionately people feel that urg...

Blog post: LCC calls on mayor to save lives by ending lorry danger

One month after 26-year-old Ying Tao was run over and killed by a lorry at Bank junction, London Cycling Campaign is calling for urgent action from the Mayor of London to end lorry danger. The organisation is asking for urgent action in three ar...

Blog post: ‘Lawless’ lorry driver company loses licence

LCC has welcomed the Traffic Commissioner’s decision to revoke the licence of the company that hired Barry Meyer, the driver who hit and killed Alan Neve in Holborn in 2013. LCC wrote to the Traffic Commissioner to ask that the company's O...

Blog post: Driver pleads guilty of death by careless driving - as judge rules court can hear of 'shocking driving history'

Barry Meyer, the driver of the tipper lorry that crushed Alan Neve to death in Holborn in 2013, yesterday pleaded guilty to death by careless driving at Blackfriars Crown Court. His admission yesterday, which came after two years of denial, foll...

Blog post: Progress towards safer lorries highlighted at CLOCS event

CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety) exists to reduce road danger from construction industry vehicles. It focuses on three workstreams: improving vehicle safety, ensuring road danger reduction is considered as important as health an...

Blog post: Fourth cyclist of 2015 killed in crash with lorry at Victoria

Photo: Evening Standard A woman in her 30s has died following a collision with a lorry on Victoria Street next to Victoria Palace Theatre. She is the fourth cyclist to have been killed in London this year. From the information available we und...

Blog post: Cycle Safety Shield technology to be rolled out on Ealing lorries

Collision avoidance technology is to be rolled out on Ealing Council’s fleet of Large Goods Vehicles (LGVs), the City of London, Hackney and some council contractors are also implementing these sensors. This is a significant victory for Lo...

Blog post: Lorries without safety equipment "effectively banned" from September

As of the start of September, lorries over 3.5 tonnes must be fitted with side guards and mirrors when the Safer Lorry Scheme comes into force in the capital. The announcement, made by Transport for London and the Mayor's Office, follows a publi...

Blog post: LCC urges Londoners to join Space for Cycling protest at Bow roundabout tonight calling for Mayor to take immediate action to make cycling safe

Space for Cycling protest, 13th November 2013 The London Cycling Campaign is calling on all Londoners to join our Space for Cycling protest at Bow roundabout tonight (details below), organised in response to yet another death at the failed junc...

Blog post: Lewisham is the latest London council to take giant strides to reduce lorry danger to cycling

LCC's Mike Cavenett explains the significance of yet another council adopting our Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling pledge Being a cycling campaigner can be frustrating work. The areas in which we operate – political, civil service and transpo...

Blog post: 25 out of 33 councils in London committed to cyclist-awareness training for their lorry drivers

Thanks to our campaigns, cyclist-awareness training for lorry drivers has gone mainstream, with 25 councils out of 33 in Greater London committing to provide on-bike training for their lorry drivers. This compares with just one council in 2010,...

Blog post: Welcome for Mayor’s proposal to create Safer Lorry Zone in London to improve cycling safety

The London Cycling Campaign warmly welcomes the Mayor's new proposal to create a ‘London Lorry Safety Charge’ zone in Greater London, but advise him that the details of the scheme are vital to making it effective. We plan to work clos...

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: Cycle Hire bike rider critically ill in hospital after central London lorry crash

A man in his 20s is in a serious condition in hospital after a crash involving a lorry at the corner of Gray's Inn Road and Clerkenwell Road. Police say the man was taken to the Royal London Hospital with pelvic, chest and head injuries. The v...