Everything tagged with hgvs

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...

Blog post: Lorry driver - serial killer of London cyclist and pedestrian - pleads guilty to dangerous driving

LCC, along with the families of a cyclist and a pedestrian killed by lorry drivers, have called for a full review of police procedures and Crown Prosecution Service policy after lorry driver Joao Lopes (pictured above) pleaded guilty to killing ...

Blog post: Sixteenth London cyclist fatality in 2011 at Bermondsey junction identified by locals as dangerous

This morning a cyclist was killed in a collision with an HGV at the junction of Tower Bridge Road and Abbey Street, a location identified as dangerous by local people. Please support calls for safer junctions in London In response to worries ...

Blog post: Open letter sent to Mayor Boris Johnson by a family friend of Bow cyclist fatality Brian Dorling

This is an open letter sent by a family friend of Brian Dorling to the Mayor Boris Johnson. Mr Dorling was run over by a lorry on Monday 24 October, at Bow roundabout, a location that forms part of Cycle Superhighway 2.   The lett...

Blog post: Government unleashes 1800 longer lorries on our streets - increasing the risk to cyclists.

  Transport minister Mike Penning MP today announced that his department will allow a 10 year trial of 1800 extra long articulated lorries on our streets despite their failure to fully assess the impact on cyclists' safety and damage to ro...

Blog post: Traffic engineer warns of dangers of longer lorries to London cyclists and walkers

Former traffic engineer and committee member of Cambridge Cycling Campaign, Jim Chisholm, has written to his local MP to warn of the dangers of longer lorries. Worryingly, the letter raises very serious questions about the safety of introducing l...