Everything tagged with lorries

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: London cyclists warned to STAY BACK behind dangerous lorries

              "STAY BACK" A short, sharp message from Transport for London headlines their latest PR campaign warning about the danger of HGV lorries. Thousands of handlebar leaf...

Blog post: Mother and friends of cyclist killed at Dalston Junction will walk his last route one year later

Christine, mother of Dan Cox who died after being struck by an HGV in Dalston, will remember the tragedy by walking her son's last cycle route on Thursday 2 February 2012, exactly one year after he died. She'll be setting off at 4.30pm from 54 ...

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: Cyclists appalled at latest fatality on Cycle Superhighway at Bow roundabout

A 58-year-old cyclist, travelling to work at the Olympic site, was killed in a crash with a tipper lorry at the Bow roundabout on Cycle Superhighway 2, reported the BBC. We and all London cyclists are distressed to hear of this tragedy, an...

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...

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: 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: Mayor backs LCC's call for cycle safety training for HGV drivers

Boris Johnson’s new Cycle Safety Action Plan says Transport for London will work with the Department for Transport to make awareness-training obligatory for lorry drivers. The Action Plan recognises the danger posed by lorries to cyclists in...