Everything tagged with safety

Discussion: Do you want to see less vans in London?

Hi all, I'm currently doing some research to assess the growth of van usage and the effects of increasing delivery traffic inside the M25. While this is not directly a cycling related matter, I'm sure you can understand how more vans on London s...

Blog post: We support cyclist-specific low-level traffic lights but remind Mayor they alone can't make Bow roundabout safe

The London Cycling Campaign has restated our support for the use of cyclist-specific low-level traffic lights (a Dutch example is pictured above), but has reminded the Mayor Boris Johnson and Transport for London that use of these lights alone c...

Blog post: Helmet review: Limar X-Ride

LIMAR X-Ride £59.99 www.todayscyclist.co.uk The main attractions of the new X-Ride are obvious the moment you stick it on and head out for a ride — it weighs next to nothing (260g) and the fewer, larger vents (16 in total) do a ve...

Blog post: Helmet review: Lazer Oasiz

LAZER Oasiz £99.99 www.madison.co.uk At a penny under 100 quid you’d expect the Oasiz to be jam-packed with original features and indeed it’s even got a specific mount for a headcam. The top ‘wing’ can be interchan...

Blog post: Helmet review: Endura Snype

ENDURA Snype £69.99 www.endura.co.uk Clothing specialist Endura’s first foray into helmet design has clearly been influenced by the demands of its race team — it’s extremely light and offers exceptional airflow. The la...

Blog post: Helmet review: Bern Watts

BERN Watts £50 www.bernunlimited.com Taking its cue from skate-style helmets, the combination of hard plastic outer shell with EPS foam inner (approved to EN1078 standard) means the Watts offers excellent all-round head protection. Luck...

Blog post: Helmet review: Bell Muni

BELL Muni £49.99 www.zyro.co.uk It may be fairly inexpensive but the Muni was instantly comfortable thanks to its really well shaped shell, light padding strips and adjustable TAG system. It sports neat features for commuters too, with ...

Discussion: Cyclist Stay back poster on lorries, vans and buses. Cyclist Version for Lorries.

Hello Fellow Cyclist,   Have you noticed those yellow posters on the back of buses  and larger vehicles? the loud yellow 'Cyclist Stay back' ones,  which i think is not entirely a bad idea,  i just really think  the m...

Discussion: Kingston signs the Safer Lorries Pledge

I'm pleased to report that Kingston Council has this week (12th Sept-13) signed the LCC Safer Lorries Pledge. Veolia operate the refuse and recycling collections in the borough and we trust that their drivers will now get a good level of trai...

Discussion: Traffic light idea

We all know the risks cyclists face when leaving traffic light junctions at the same time as all of the cars, vans, bikes and HGV's and there has to be a solution. The issue of cyclists jumping red lights is partly a result in the feeling of safet...

Blog post: LCC local groups highlight growing gap between best and worst councils' for lorry-cycling safety

This week London Cycling Campaign staff and volunteers are taking to the streets outside borough town halls (see Tower Hamlets above) to protest against the growing gap between the lorry safety standards of the best and worst boroughs in the ...

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...

Blog post: Transport for London conference backs LCC's 'Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling' campaign

Transport for London hosted a conference on Monday 4 February, attended by LCC and other lorry experts, to deliver freight safety recommendations to London borough councils. The conference was attended by 25 out of 33 of the London councils, and ...

Blog post: London Assembly calls on Boris Johnson to introduce more 20mph speed limits

The London Assembly has called on Mayor Boris Johnson to take action on road safety by introducing more 20mph limits on the capital’s roads.  The Mayor’s recent road safety action plan recognised that 20mph speed limits can imp...

Blog post: New study shows 48% of primary school children would like to cycle to school.

A new report released by the Policy Studies Institute shows 48% of primary school children would like to cycle to school but only 4 per cent are actually doing so. Over the last four decades, a large reduction in children’s independent mo...