Everything tagged with safety

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 ...

Blog post: Westfield Stratford shopping centre still in line for worst bike lanes in London prize

Westfield Stratford came in for a lot of stick for the sheer awfulness of its bike lanes earlier this year, and it doesn't look like its latest solution will enhance its reputation. Rather than embracing the principles of Go Dutch (equality, co...

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...

Discussion: Why don't we use parks

I cycle from Highgate to Victoria on a daily basis and can, when I wish to, to take a scenice route through Hampstead Heath, Primrose Hll, Regents Park and Hyde Park. Throughout these routes ony Hyde Park really welcomes cyclists, with specific cy...

Discussion: Collision Statistics for the Borough of Richmond

As part of our efforts to get the council to focus on improving cyclist safety, we've obtained a map which outlines every collision involving a cyclist in the borough since 2006. It makes interesting reading and we'll be using it to put pressure o...

Discussion: Where in London do you feel safe riding a bike with children?

At Mayor's Question Time recently Boris Johnson was told of a family who'd complained of difficulties getting from their home to one of his carfree Skyride events because the roads weren't at all inviting. The Mayor responded by saying that famil...

Blog post: Minimising risk while cycling in London

These tips make the roads safer for you, and for other people. Novice and experienced cyclists alike can learn a lot from cycle training, so contact your local council to ask about free or subsidised lessons: Be extra careful near large lorries...

Blog post: Cycle Hire users depend on London drivers taking more care

photo A key factor for a safer Cycle Hire Scheme this summer is more attentive driving, says LCC City centre drivers are being urged to take more care after the Cycle Hire Scheme launches on 30 July 2010.   LCC campaigns offi...

Blog post: Global review of evidence concludes that speed cameras work

A global review of speed camera effectiveness has concluded they are "a worthwhile intervention" for reducing serious injuries. However, the review says more studies are needed to deduce exactly how effective speed cameras are. Reductions in ave...

Blog post: Transport for London lorry safety poster misinforms cyclists and drivers

LCC's version of the poster makes it clear the lorry driver shares responsibility for cyclist safety The TfL version incorrectly states that a driver couldn't see these cyclists: he could if his mirrors were correctly fitted, adjusted, and he...