Everything tagged with lorries

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...

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...