Everything tagged with lorries

Blog post: European MEPs vote for safer Direct Vision Lorries, now legislation needs government support

In a crucial vote on Tuesday 18 March 2014 the European Parliament Transport Committee brought genuinely Safer Urban Lorries (see above) a step closer to becoming a reality on London's streets. This is a major victory for all those who have bee...

Blog post: Tell London Councils and the Mayor to remove the most dangerous lorries from London roads

London Councils' safer lorries consultation closes this Friday 28th February Make sure you fill in their online form or send a detailed reply before then. London Councils details here http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/lorrycontrolconsultation Des...

Blog post: UK cyclists object to STAY BACK command on lorries and buses

 Cyclists in London and across the country are angry about the stickers appearing on buses, vans and taxis across London. The stickers order cyclists to 'Stay Back' which implies that drivers do not have a duty of care to use their mirrors ...

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,...

Discussion: Kingston signs the Safer Lorries Pledge

I'm pleased to report that Kingston Council has this week (12th Sept-13) signed the LCC Safer Lorries Pledge. Veolia operate the refuse and recycling collections in the borough and we trust that their drivers will now get a good level of trai...

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: Ellie Carey - Coroner's inquest hears detailed evidence of London lorry cycling fatality

22 year old Ellie Carey was killed on Tower Bridge Road in December 2011 when she was hit by a lorry turning left into Abbey st.The Coroner's inquest heard how she probably did not realise that the lorry was about to turn left sharply across her...

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...

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 ...

Discussion: Kentish Town Road lorries unloading

Have noticed since I started taking this route that on the southbound lanes, there are always a large number of lorries unloading during rush hour. This necessitates, due to the high volume of traffic, multiple merges with the right-hand lane, ca...

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: 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...