Everything tagged with hgvs

Blog post: London cyclists at risk from Government plans to introduce longer HGVs

A coalition of cycling, environmental and safety groups are opposing Government proposals to allow a new type of very long lorry on our streets. As well as the increased danger to cyclists from larger vehicles, it's feared the lorries will enco...

Blog post: Lucky escape for female cyclist dragged under lorry at Blackfriars junction

Yesterday, a person with the Twitter handle @Pumpkii reported seeing a female cyclist being dragged under a lorry at Blackfriars junction, and somehow escaping unharmed. The crash took place on New Bridge Street, on the southbound approach to the...

Blog post: London cyclist to conquer Alps in memory of Dalston lorry victim Dan Cox

Himself recovering from a serious hit and run 18 months ago, London cyclist Daniel Barnes is riding the Etape du Tour on 11 July in memory of his close friend Dan Cox, killed by a left-turning lorry at Dalston Junction in February 2011. We're fla...

Blog post: Minimising risk while cycling in London

These tips make the roads safer for you, and for other people. Novice and experienced cyclists alike can learn a lot from cycle training, so contact your local council to ask about free or subsidised lessons: Be extra careful near large lorries...

Blog post: Lorry-cycling safety measures welcomed but more needs to be done

Transport for London's three measures to combat lorry danger have been welcomed, but are not enough to tackle the problem, according to LCC's campaigns officer Charlie Lloyd: The TfL measures are: A voluntary agreement with the Freight Transpo...

Blog post: Transport for London posters must educate lorry drivers as well as cyclists

photo Transport for London's poster doesn't make lorry drivers sufficiently responsible for their actions   Recent attempts to increase awareness of lorry danger among cyclists by Transport for London have been welcomed, but there's con...

Blog post: Why not fund-raise for LCC's 'No More Lethal Lorries' campaign?

LCC has set up a Virgin Money Giving page to make it easier for our members to help us raise more funds for our campaigns. You can help us hit our £10,000 fundraising target for our current HGV safety campaign 'No More Lethal Lorries'....

Blog post: 10,000 sign petition calling for cycle training for London lorry drivers

CEO Ashok Sinha hands our petition to Assembly Members representing the four main parties photo Belinda Sinclair More than 10,000 people have signed LCC's petition calling for all London councils to provide cyclist-awareness training for thei...

Blog post: Serious injury to cyclist in Southwark renews calls for safer lorries

LCC is renewing its calls for strong action on lorry danger after a cyclist was taken to hospital with serious head injuries on Friday 11 September 2010. The crash involved a male cyclist and an articulated lorry at the junction of Long...

Blog post: New LCC website campaigns to make cycling in London safer from HGVs

photo Ben Broomfield Sign LCC's petition calling for driver training like this in Hammersmiith and Fulham     LCC's No More Lethal Lorries website is dedicated to creating safer HGVs for London and reducing road danger for cyclist...

Blog post: Killer lorry driver who failed eye test fined just £200

photo A lorry driver who failed an eye test shortly after running over a cyclist escaped with only a £200 fine   While cycling through Notting Hill Gate, Eilidh Cairns, 30, was hit and fatally injured by a tipper truck. The young...

Blog post: TfL launches lorry-safety programme amid calls for stronger measures

photo TfL should be encouraging councils to adopt cycle training for lorry drivers. Sign LCC's petition     LCC has welcomed Transport for London's new awareness programme for lorry drivers and cyclists, but: We're&nb...

Blog post: Transport for London lorry safety poster misinforms cyclists and drivers

LCC's version of the poster makes it clear the lorry driver shares responsibility for cyclist safety The TfL version incorrectly states that a driver couldn't see these cyclists: he could if his mirrors were correctly fitted, adjusted, and he...

Blog post: Intelligent lorry design can make London streets safer for cycling

photo This article on safer lorry design for cycling first appeared in London Cyclist magazine   LCC has published an article in London Cyclist magazine listing measures that can improve lorry/HGV design to make cycling safer in Lond...

Blog post: Lorry driver jailed for seven years for killing London cyclist

photo Killer driver drove a lorry operated by Thames Materials, a company with "a record of breaking safety regulations", according to LCC experts       Thursday 18 November 2010Judge Roger Chapple today sentenced lorry...