Everything tagged with lorries

Blog post: LCC campaigners ride with a 'direct vision' lorry to end lorry danger

On the day of the Safer Lorry scheme launch, LCC campaigners went for a ride with a 'direct vision' lorry to demonstrate the improved visibility of cyclists that these vehicles offer.  Our day started off at Marble Arch for Transport for Lon...

Blog post: Mayor responds to LCC's calls to end lorry danger through Safer Lorry scheme plans

LCC is calling for the adoption of direct vision lorries, like the above, which give drivers a much clearer view of cyclists and pedestrians near their vehicle than conventional cabs. The Safer Lorry scheme contains no requirements for frei...

Blog post: Why we're calling for a rush hour lorry ban

There’s been a huge amount of support for our End Lorry Danger campaign, which is calling on London’s mayor to get lethal lorries off London’s roads through a rush hour lorry ban, ‘direct vision’ lorries and stronger ...

Blog post: Thousands join LCC's call to End Lorry Danger

Thousands of people have joined LCC's call to End Lorry Danger, with over 1200 leaving passionate comments on the petition to the Mayor of London in the hours after the petition launched, demonstrating clearly how passionately people feel that urg...

Blog post: LCC calls on mayor to save lives by ending lorry danger

One month after 26-year-old Ying Tao was run over and killed by a lorry at Bank junction, London Cycling Campaign is calling for urgent action from the Mayor of London to end lorry danger. The organisation is asking for urgent action in three ar...

Blog post: Driver pleads guilty of death by careless driving - as judge rules court can hear of 'shocking driving history'

Barry Meyer, the driver of the tipper lorry that crushed Alan Neve to death in Holborn in 2013, yesterday pleaded guilty to death by careless driving at Blackfriars Crown Court. His admission yesterday, which came after two years of denial, foll...

Blog post: Progress towards safer lorries highlighted at CLOCS event

CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety) exists to reduce road danger from construction industry vehicles. It focuses on three workstreams: improving vehicle safety, ensuring road danger reduction is considered as important as health an...

Blog post: Fourth cyclist of 2015 killed in crash with lorry at Victoria

Photo: Evening Standard A woman in her 30s has died following a collision with a lorry on Victoria Street next to Victoria Palace Theatre. She is the fourth cyclist to have been killed in London this year. From the information available we und...

Blog post: Cycle Safety Shield technology to be rolled out on Ealing lorries

Collision avoidance technology is to be rolled out on Ealing Council’s fleet of Large Goods Vehicles (LGVs), the City of London, Hackney and some council contractors are also implementing these sensors. This is a significant victory for Lo...

Blog post: Lorries without safety equipment "effectively banned" from September

As of the start of September, lorries over 3.5 tonnes must be fitted with side guards and mirrors when the Safer Lorry Scheme comes into force in the capital. The announcement, made by Transport for London and the Mayor's Office, follows a publi...

Discussion: Celebrating safe lorries ? When a firm does the right thing, can we / should we, make a noise?

Through work I have been involved in organising an Exchanging Places event which is going to be on 12th June on Farringdon in the morning (near Ludgate Circus). The truck that we can climb in is different, it's a FORS Silver rated vehicle which me...

Blog post: Victory for LCC's Safer Lorries campaign as every local council provides cycling-awareness training for lorry drivers

Council lorry drivers in every London borough, and the City of London, will be offered Safer Urban Driving (SUD) courses, that include an on-bike session,  as of this year. Prior to this year, only some boroughs were offering the training,...

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 ...