Everything tagged with mayor

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: Mayor's Question Time Answers on Cycling December 2012

Round up of the latest set of Mayor's Questions on cycling. Assembly Members of the Greater London Authority (GLA) quiz the Mayor about his polices and responsibilities. This is one of the checks and balance on the Mayor and the bodies he is resp...

Blog post: Mayor puts Go Dutch on TfL agenda, so don't miss your chance to say where it should be implemented

Mayor Boris Johnson has written to LCC (see below) confirming he's told Transport for London to review our Love London, Go Dutch campaign to work out how its principles can be incorporated into the design of new cycling schemes in the capital. ...

Blog post: Massive gulf opens between two leading mayoral candidates as Livingstone supports Dutch cycling streets

Leading mayoral challenger Ken Livingstone has opened a massive gulf between his and Boris Johnson's cycling promises by committing to make London's streets safer for cycling with Dutch-quality facilities. The Labour candidate joins Liberal Dem...

Discussion: Joint Lambeth and Southwark Cyclists hustings meeting tonight

Come tonight to put the candidates standing for the London Assembly on the spot.  Ask them about their policies for cycling and other forms of sustainable transport in the borough at our joint election ‘hustings’ meeting for all ...

Blog post: Conservative Assembly Members urged to join Lab/Lib/Greens in backing 'Love London, Go Dutch' campaign

Every Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green Party member of the London Assembly has signed LCC's Love London, Go Dutch petition Our petition is calling on the mayoral candidates to make London more liveable by making our streets as safe and inviti...

Blog post: London Cycling Campaign secures redesign of lethal roundabout at Bow

Responding to pressure from the London Cycling Campaign and others, Transport for London has announced it will redesign the lethal roundabout at Bow to make it safer for cyclists. The move comes just weeks after LCC persuaded 2750 London cyclis...

Blog post: Conservative London Assembly members shock cyclists by turning backs on junction safety debate

A key London Assembly motion on reducing road danger at junctions, following recent cyclists’ deaths, was dropped on Wednesday 7 December 2011 when Conservatives walked out of a plenary session making the meeting inquorate. LCC's Mike Cav...

Blog post: LCC publishes rejected Bow roundabout design, while Assembly Members ask mayor to explain cycling safety failures

London Cycling Campaign published a design showing how Bow roundabout could have been made safe according to its own recommendations and those of Transport for London’s consultants. New safety features: Traffic lights at all pedestrian...

Blog post: Mayor admits to Dorling family he was unaware of vital report on Bow Roundabout

Mayor Boris Johnson has admitted to the family of cyclist Brian Dorling, killed at Bow roundabout, and London Assembly members that he was unaware of a vital report by consultants on the dangers of the junction. London Cycling Campaign chief ex...

Blog post: Mayor must explain why consultants’ recommendations to make Bow roundabout safer were rejected

Transport for London received clear advice from Jacobs Consultancy that Bow roundabout must be made safer for cycling more than a year before the two recent deaths took place at the junction. The recommendations, contained in a Cycle Superhighw...

Blog post: London Cycling Campaign demands immediate Bow redesign after roundabout claims second victim in three weeks

There have been vehement calls for an immediate redesign of the Bow roundabout, after news that tonight it claimed the life of a second cyclist in three weeks. The London cycling community has been stunned by the news that a 20-year-old female ...

Blog post: Mayor of London denies junction improvements are key to increasing cyclist safety

Today London's Mayor Boris Johnson questioned the wisdom of redesigning the city's worst junctions, despite two recent cyclist fatalities at junctions where campaigners had warned of road danger.  We wrote to TfL in February 2011 to highli...

Discussion: Tell Boris what you think

Tell Boris what you think is a Survey Monkey site set up to both promote Boris Johnson's bid for a second term in office and to find out what the public want from him. I have answered the questions with very much the embryonic LCC "Go Dutch" camp...

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...