Everything tagged with safety

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...

Blog post: Brighton and Hove is latest place to embrace citywide 20mph speed limits for safer cycling

Plans for a more people-friendly 20mph speed limit for 500 streets in Brighton and Hove have been approved by the council's Transport Committee, after a majority of residents backed the move. The move still needs to be ratified after objections...

Blog post: Dismay as latest crash stats for Great Britain show 13% increase in cyclist casualties

The latest quarterly road casualties figure from the Department for Transport show a marked increase in casualties for cyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists. Cyclist casualties for the first three months in 2012 in Great Britain are up 13% on t...

Blog post: Ride to show MPs there are people-friendly solutions to problems of road danger

Please join us on Wednesday 22 February 2012 when concerned cyclists will ride past the Palace of Westminster asking MPs to make the success of continental-standard infrastructure a key part of their Commons debate on cycling the following day. ...

Blog post: Safe bike lanes and junctions will persuade us to cycle more, say the majority of Londoners

The next Mayor of London must prioritise safe and convenient bike lanes and make junctions and roundabouts less dangerous if they want to encourage more cycling, according to a YouGov survey published today. The survey, which suggests over half...

Blog post: All-party London assembly motion tells Mayor cyclist safety must come before 'smoothing the flow'

An all-party motion (full text below) passed in the London Assembly on Wednesday 14 December 2011 has called for a review of every dangerous junction in Greater London. What still hasn't emerged is a date for the review of Bow roundabout and the ...