Everything tagged with lorry

Blog post: Eleven candidates whittled down to five new trustees for London Cycling Campaign board

The first London Cycling Campaign trustee election using STV (Single Transferable Vote) saw 5 trustees elected from a field of 11 candidates, with a total of 873 member votes cast. The majority of votes were cast electronically, with final voti...

Blog post: Metropolitan Police told Transport for London that Aldgate Superhighway route was unsafe for cycling

  For the third day in a row Poplar Coroner's Court heard evidence about cyclist fatalities on the Mayor's Cycle Superhighway route 2 from Aldgate to Bow. Philippine de Gerin-Ricard, a 20-year-old student from France, died on 5 July 2013 at...

Blog post: Coroner says Cycle Superhighway 2 design was "an accident waiting to happen"

The coroner Mary Hassell into the inquest of cyclist Brian Dorling has called Superhighway 2 "an accident waiting to happen". She's taken a strong interest in the layout and design process of this, one of the Mayor Boris Johnson's flagship cycl...

Discussion: Crossing Tower Bridge!

Commenting on a recent blog post Daggers wrote:- I also nearly got hit by a lorry going over Tower Bridge.  In this case the lorry was not at fault.  A tourist without looking stepped backwards over a chain that links some of metal ba...

Blog post: My 15-year-old nephew was lucky to survive, which is why haulage industry must take action to reduce lorry danger

Those of you who were on the protest ride in Holborn last week might have heard my speech in Lincoln's Inn Fields where I spoke about the shock of finding out that my brilliant 15-year-old nephew Guy Gibson (pictured above) had been knocked off ...

Blog post: Woman on Cycle Hire bike killed in lorry crash at Aldgate East during evening rush hour

London's cyclists have been horrified by the death of young woman in a lorry crash while cycling along Aldgate during Friday evening rush hour. Our condolences go out to the friends and family of this latest victim, named as 20-year-old French ...

Blog post: Lambeth becomes seventh borough council to sign 'Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling' pledge

Lambeth has become the latest council to sign our Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling pledge, bringing the number of boroughs boosting lorry safety to seven (see the map). Council leader Lib Peck (centre) posed with Lambeth Cyclists' Charlie Holland (...

Blog post: London Cycling Campaign member rides to Paris in memory of wife Hilary killed in Barnet lorry crash

London Cycling Campaign member Geoff Lee is taking part in a charity ride to Paris this summer in memory of his wife Hilary, who was killed by a lorry while cycling through Barnet town centre last year. Hilary Lee, a retired social worker, was ...

Blog post: Court verdicts highlight need for much greater protection for cyclists under the law

The London Cycling Campaign is calling for the law to provide much greater protection for cyclists, after two court verdicts today left victim’s families and friends dismayed. In the first case, at the Old Bailey a motorist who opened his...

Blog post: UPDATED: Another London cyclist dies in lorry collision, at A13 in Barking and Dagenham

Tributes have poured in after the cyclist killed in the latest lorry crash was named as Brian Florey, a 35-year-old father from Canning Town. The day after the crash the BBC confirmed another cyclist had been killed in Greater London ...

Blog post: Advice for travelling around London during 2012 Olympic Games

During the Olympics and Paralympics the bicycle will remain the best and most reliable and fun way to get around London, to visit the games and especially to get to Olympic cycling events.•    Getting around London (and new cyc...

Event: Make friends with an HGV driver

Get to see what the HGV drivers see. Climb up into the driver's cab of a huge lorry.  Changing Places events Wednesday 15th June am:  Hyde Park Corner four lorries to choose from.  the Mineral Products Associatin will launch their ...

Blog post: London cyclists take to streets to stop lorry deaths

The London Cycling Campaign is holding a Day of Action on London's streets on Wednesday 30 March 2011 to highlight the problem of lorry-related cyclist fatalities, and to collect signatures for its No More Lethal Lorries petition. LCC volunteers ...