Everything tagged with bridges

Blog post: Tour of Cambridge shows how local cycling and walking trips can be encouraged over driving

Recently the London Cycling Campaign visited Cambridge to give a presentation on Love London, Go Dutch to the Cambridge Cycling Campaign (CCC). We enjoyed a tour of Cambridge's cycling infrastructure from CCC chair Martin Lucas-Smith (abov...

Blog post: Local campaigners celebrate new riverside walking and cycling route avoiding Wandsworth Bridge

After years of campaigning by local groups, including Wandsworth Cycling Campaign (WCC), an east-west walking and cycling link has been installed under Wandsworth Bridge. The link provides valuable separation of cycling and walking traffic...

Blog post: It's time to tell Southwark Council that London Bridge station upgrade will do nothing for cyclists

Two weeks ago, we told you how cyclists are being let down by Network Rail by its planned £1.2 billion development at London Bridge. We've just submitted our objection to the planning application, which unbelievably says there'll be only ...

Blog post: London Cycling Campaign briefs Assembly Members before Blackfriars meeting with Mayor

Leading London Assembly members are calling for a meeting with Mayor Boris Johnson to discuss the Blackfriars traffic scheme, and we've produced a detailed briefing paper that highlights: the need to retain the 20mph speed limit the shortco...

Blog post: London Cyclists urged to join Flashride across Blackfriars Bridge on Friday 6pm

London Cyclists from all walks of life will meet outside Doggetts at the south end of Blackfriars Bridge tomorrow (Friday 29 July 2011) to show their anger at the Mayor and Transport for London. There'll be a slow ride across the bridge in each...

Blog post: Is it the Mayor or Transport for London pushing through flawed Blackfriars plans?

Transport for London is ignoring the London Assembly's all-party call for a review of Blackfriars Bridge and a retention of the 20mph speed limit. TfL has issued a press release saying that it will start works on the bridge this Friday, 31 July...

Blog post: £1.2 billion redevelopment of London Bridge station fails to provide for cyclists

London Bridge station is the latest central location due to be subject to a massive redevelopment, but there are serious concerns about the possible removal of cycle routes and lack of attention to dangerous junctions in the area. (View our off...

Blog post: Videos from 2004 and 2011 show how little has changed at Blackfriars

In May 2004 over a thousand cyclists joined the mass ride memorial to Vicki McCreery who died under the wheels of a bus as she cycled across Blackfriars Bridge. Her friend Kirsten sent us this video of the memorial ride: Vicki was the second c...

Blog post: Boris says "more work" needed at Blackfriars, while Safety Audit reveals dangers

London Mayor Boris Johnson is resisting calls for 20mph limit on Blackfriars but says "more work" is needed to improve conditions for cyclists. Responding to London Assembly member Jenny Jones, Johnson said, “More work needs to be done on c...

Blog post: Motion for Blackfriars 20mph will be voted on by London Assembly on 20 July

The motion asking the Mayor to retain the 20mph limit at Blackfriars is being reintroduced in the London Assembly on the 20 July 2011. If you haven't already, please sign our petition supporting it (and you can post a photo too, if yo...

Blog post: Cyclists outnumber cars in City of London

"Cyclists have for the first time outnumbered motorists on some of the country's busiest commuter routes during rush hour" reports Robin Henry in Today's Sunday Times (p.11).Henry quotes monitoring data from Transport for London, Mouchel/Sustrans ...

Blog post: Blackfriars: It's time to put people first in our city centre

Tomorrow is something of a watershed, when the London Assembly will vote on what might seem like a fairly trivial matter of a 20mph speed limit on one bridge in central London. It isn't trivial to people like Clare Gerada, the cyclist knocked off...

Blog post: Show your support for London Assembly motion to keep Blackfriars 20mph

Add to our photo petition: "Boris, give us the freedom to walk or ride: Blackfriars must stay 20mph" Campaign Update   June 24 There was outrage amongst London cyclists and many politicians that the motion to the London Assembly that w...

Blog post: LCC welcomes TfL report recommending 20mph for all London bridges

LCC is pleased that the mayor might make Southwark Bridge a 20mph zone as part of Superhighway 7, but is keen to draw to his attention a report that strongly recommends all central London bridges should be 20mph. The 2008 Transport for London Bri...

Blog post: Cable car across Thames would be first new cycle crossing for 20 years

photo Charlie Holland The new river crossing hasn't been the only 'Cable car' in the news - click here A cable car across the Thames looks set to reverse years of neglect after a succession of river crossings have been built ig...