Everything tagged with superhighway

Blog post: Fatal junction proves the need for Superhighways and Space for Cycling

  Two cyclists have died in just six months close to the very heart of London on Ludgate Circus, at the end of Fleet Street. Both deaths were the result of being run over by 32 ton waste container lorries typically used in the construction i...

Blog post: Cycle Superhighway 2 upgrade better for everyone

The impact study of the dramatic upgrade to the cycle superhighway from Aldgate to Bow shows benefits for all road users. Figures released by Transport for London are better than many had feared. Increased time on some journeys by car and bus ar...

Blog post: Victory for London Cycling Campaign as Mayor agrees to 20mph speed limit on Blackfriars and London Bridges

After years of campaigning by the London Cycling Campaign and many others, the Mayor Boris Johnson has finally agreed to a 20mph speed limit on Blackfriars Bridge, as well as across London Bridge. An 18-month trial expected to start soon will s...

Blog post: Mayor's Cycle SuperHighway 2 extension the first step towards Going Dutch for London cyclists

The extension of Cycle Superhighway 2 from Bow roundabout to Stratford is now in place (mostly), and it looks like it could be the start of something really good for London cycling. We shot a video going east and then west (see above): the qual...

Blog post: Metropolitan Police told Transport for London that Aldgate Superhighway route was unsafe for cycling

  For the third day in a row Poplar Coroner's Court heard evidence about cyclist fatalities on the Mayor's Cycle Superhighway route 2 from Aldgate to Bow. Philippine de Gerin-Ricard, a 20-year-old student from France, died on 5 July 2013 at...

Blog post: Coroner says Cycle Superhighway 2 design was "an accident waiting to happen"

The coroner Mary Hassell into the inquest of cyclist Brian Dorling has called Superhighway 2 "an accident waiting to happen". She's taken a strong interest in the layout and design process of this, one of the Mayor Boris Johnson's flagship cycl...

Blog post: Mayor ignores calls for immediate action at Bow roundabout with no action on promised safety review

Three weeks after promising a review of cyclist safety at Bow roundabout Mayor Boris Johnson still hasn't set a timetable for it to report, despite families and campaigners calling for urgent action.  BBC London Transport Editor Tom Edward...

Blog post: Mayor dithers while Transport for London advises cyclists to avoid Bow roundabout

  In Wednesday's Mayor’s Questions, Boris Johnson refused to admit there are fundamental design problems at Bow roundabout, despite two cyclist deaths there in recent weeks. His response contrasted strongly with advice from Transpor...

Blog post: Local cyclists to commemorate Bow fatalities with candlelit vigil at roundabout on Friday

Local London Cycling Campaign groups in Tower Hamlets and Newham are organising a candlelit vigil at Bow roundabout on the evening of Friday 18 November 2011 to commemorate the two cyclists killed there in recent weeks. Representatives from Tow...

Blog post: No justice for Woolwich cyclist killed by hit-and-run lorry driver

Woolwich Coroner's Court heard that Adrianna Skryzypiec, 31, had been dragged by a lorry for 140 metres, but that no witnesses saw what happened.  The lorry driver who killed her did not stop. The fatal crash took place in May 2009 at the...

Blog post: Newhams youngsters protest to mayor about lack of cycle facilities

photo Staff and young people involved with the Watersmeet Woodcraft Folk club protest in Newham A group of Newham youngsters protested outside the Olympic Park on Saturday 19 March 2011 to bring attention to the poor cycling facilities in the...

Blog post: Cyclists urged to sign petition calling for Archway to be two-way again

photo The Archway one-way system increases danger for cyclists and pedestrians in the area Cyclists are being urged to sign a petition calling for the Archway one-way system to be returned to two way. NB: The petition is only open until Mond...