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Blog post: Hounslow and Kensington & Chelsea are latest two councils to adopt Safer Lorries procurement policies

  Two more boroughs, Kensington & Chelsea and Hounslow, have signed up to our 'Safer Lorries, Safer cycling' pledge to only use the best-trained lorry drivers and best-equipped lorries.LCC Communications Manager Mike Cavenett said, "We...

Blog post: LCC thanks supporters as Ealing and Hammersmith & Fulham become latest to sign our 'Safer Lorries' pledge

LCC has thanked its supporters for sending nearly 3000 messages to councils, calling on them to take our 'Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling' pledge, and is urging anyone who hasn't written to do so today. The call comes as Ealing and Hammersmith &am...

Blog post: Watch our 'Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling' video and take action to stop cyclist deaths

Blog post: 2 of London's 33 councils have committed to our 'Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling' pledge

Two councils in London, Islington and Waltham Forest, have taken LCC's Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling pledge to only using the safest lorries and best-trained drivers to make cycling safer. Sadly, over 30 councils have yet to make a similar pledge ...

Blog post: Major London property developers adopt Safer Lorries charter in partnership with LCC

LCC is celebrating another major success as a group of London’s biggest property developers have agreed a Safer Lorries charter, with the potential to make thousands of lorry journeys safer for cyclists and pedestrians. Signatories to the...

Blog post: Anniversary of Bow death highlights need to improve driving standards and lorry safety

At around 5pm on 11 November 2011, just over one year ago, 34-year-old Svitlana Tereschenko (pictured above) was killed while cycling home from her job as a shop manager at Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford. Lana, as she was known to her m...

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: Campaigners celebrate as thousands more London lorry drivers in line for cyclist-awareness training

Thousands more lorry drivers could soon receive cyclist-awareness training now that every borough in Greater London has the go-ahead to provide officially approved on-bike training backed by Transport for London (TfL) funding. LC...

Blog post: Lambeth leads the way in London for lorry driver cycle-awareness training

photo LCC wants every London lorry driver to receive cycle-awareness training, like those in Lambeth   LCC is calling on every lorry driver to be given cycle-awareness training, and has praised Lambeth Council for leading the way in Lon...

Blog post: Lorry-cycling safety measures welcomed but more needs to be done

Transport for London's three measures to combat lorry danger have been welcomed, but are not enough to tackle the problem, according to LCC's campaigns officer Charlie Lloyd: The TfL measures are: A voluntary agreement with the Freight Transpo...

Blog post: LCC will make sure London local councils don't forget cyclists

A new funding arrangement for local government in Greater London - Local Implementation Plans (LIPs) - will determine how councils spend your money in the coming five years. LCC has put together a 'Rough Guide to LIPs' (download it on the right) ...

Blog post: 10,000 sign petition calling for cycle training for London lorry drivers

CEO Ashok Sinha hands our petition to Assembly Members representing the four main parties photo Belinda Sinclair More than 10,000 people have signed LCC's petition calling for all London councils to provide cyclist-awareness training for thei...

Blog post: TfL launches lorry-safety programme amid calls for stronger measures

photo TfL should be encouraging councils to adopt cycle training for lorry drivers. Sign LCC's petition     LCC has welcomed Transport for London's new awareness programme for lorry drivers and cyclists, but: We're&nb...

Blog post: PETITION: Two cyclists seriously injured in London lorry crashes

photo Cycle training for London's lorry drivers, such as these from Lambeth, can raise awareness and save lives.  UPDATED: Sunday 6 Feb 2011Sadly, the cyclist hit by the left-turning lorry in Hackney died in Hospital a few days after the c...

Blog post: BikeAware calls for cycle awareness to be part of the driving test

The BikeAware campaign aims to make cycle training for drivers compulsory before they're allowed on the nation's roads. LCC trustee David Love, who's spearheading the campaign, said: "Only 10% of Britain's 43 million drivers ride a bike once a we...