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Discussion: Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling: Lord Mayor lends her support

LCC Westminster web site » LCC Westminster discussions index » The Lord Mayor of Westminster lent her support to the Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling campaign by attending an ‘Exchanging Places’ event in Regent's Park in Apri...

Blog post: UPDATED: Woman cyclist fatality on Victoria Street highlights urgent need for safer lorries

LCC has renewed its calls for lorries to be made safer after a woman was killed this morning by a construction lorry while cycling through a junction in central London. The fatal crash took place in Westminster, where Palace Street meets Victor...

Discussion: Cyclists and Authorities Act to Reduce Lorry Danger

LCC Westminster web site » LCC Westminster discussions index » Local cyclists and authorities have launched a multiple attack on the danger posed by lorries to cyclists. The campaign involves not only the equipment fitted to lorries ...

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: LCC challenges construction industry to adopt our Safer Urban Lorry to reduce lorry-cyclist deaths

The London Cycling Campaign has published pictures and video of its new Safer Urban Lorry design, and is calling on the construction industry to adopt similar vehicle designs to reduce the shocking number of lorry-cyclist fatalities. The Safer ...

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 ...

Discussion: Safer Lorries: Westminster only average

London cyclists are asking every council in London to take the Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling pledge to only use the best-equipped lorries and best-trained drivers. Some councils have already taken action (see which on the LCC's map), but many a...

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: UPDATED: Darwins Deli delivery rider is latest London cyclist-lorry crash victim

According to news reports, another London cyclist has been killed in a lorry crash, this time in Commercial Road in the borough of Tower Hamlets, near the junction with Arbour Square (pictured above). The victim has been named as Javed Sumbal, ...

Blog post: Advice for cyclists to stay safer around lorries

How to stay safe 1. Avoid cycling in the front-left lorry risk zoneBeware cycling into the lorry risk zone, especially near junctions. If a lorry passes you and puts you in its risk zone, brake sharply to drop behind. 2. Wide gaps between lorr...

Blog post: Transport for London puts tough 'safer lorries' conditions in all transport supplier contracts

Thanks to lobbying from the London Cycling Campaign, a measure has been introduced to improve the safety of thousands of daily bicycle journeys in the capital. LCC's Charlie Lloyd said, "We're delighted Transport for London and the GLA have fol...

Blog post: Video examining cycle safety in London highlights need to reject flawed modelling data

Communications student Laura Borner produced this film about cycling safety in London as part of her degree course. It features an interview with Debbie Dorling, widow of father-of-three Brian Dorling who was killed by a left-turning lorry at B...

Blog post: LCC warns Transport for London that 'early start' is dangerous to cycling at large junctions

The London Cycling Campaign has written to Transport for London warning it not to replicate the 'early start' facility that has been installed at the eastbound entrance to Bow roundabout at similar large junctions. Read our letter here At pres...

Blog post: London cyclist tackles 'Olympian' Alpine ride to raise money for friend killed by HGV in Dalston

In February 2011 London cyclist Dan Cox (pictured left) was struck by a left-turning lorry at Dalston junction while commuting to his workplace. After a brave fight, he died in hospital of his terrible injuries. Dan was described by his boss a...

Blog post: Cycle Alerts system attempts to design out risk from large lorries, but concerns over its potential

On Thursday 5 July 2012 LCC attended a demonstration of Cycle Alert’s new HGV-cyclist sensor system which took place around London's Elephant & Castle. The product is designed so HGV drivers detect the presence of nearby cyclists, usi...