Everything tagged with HGV

Blog post: MEPs give overwhelming support for measures in the European Parliament to improve lorry safety for London cycling and walking

  UPDATE: 15th April 2014 Euro MEPs voted overwhelmingly to support amendments to the lorry design directive. Thank you to all our supporters who sent messages asking MEPs to support the vote in Strasbourg. 570 MEPs suported the change wi...

Blog post: Tell London Councils and the Mayor to remove the most dangerous lorries from London roads

London Councils' safer lorries consultation closes this Friday 28th February Make sure you fill in their online form or send a detailed reply before then. London Councils details here http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/lorrycontrolconsultation Des...

Blog post: UK cyclists object to STAY BACK command on lorries and buses

 Cyclists in London and across the country are angry about the stickers appearing on buses, vans and taxis across London. The stickers order cyclists to 'Stay Back' which implies that drivers do not have a duty of care to use their mirrors ...

Blog post: Sutton signs LCC safer lorries pledge

Sutton Council has signed the London Cycling Campaign’s ‘Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling’ pledge. As part of the pledge the Council says it 'will only sign new contracts with the safest haulage companies, which conform to ...

Blog post: London Cycling Campaign calls for government and private sector to make 'direct vision' lorries standard on city streets

The London Cycling Campaign is calling on government and the private sector to do everything in their power to make direct vision lorries the only type of lorry in urban streets. These lorries - such as the Mercedes Econic model (pictured above...

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...

Blog post: Eleven candidates whittled down to five new trustees for London Cycling Campaign board

The first London Cycling Campaign trustee election using STV (Single Transferable Vote) saw 5 trustees elected from a field of 11 candidates, with a total of 873 member votes cast. The majority of votes were cast electronically, with final voti...

Blog post: Three lorry crashes within 24 hours in Greater London: one fatality and two very serious injuries

The cyclist killed on Wednesday in a collision with a Mercedes lorry on the A205 South Circular in West Dulwich has been named as Chiara Giacomini, aged 30.  The crash took place near the junction of Thurlow Park Road and Gallery Road, on a ...

Blog post: My 15-year-old nephew was lucky to survive, which is why haulage industry must take action to reduce lorry danger

Those of you who were on the protest ride in Holborn last week might have heard my speech in Lincoln's Inn Fields where I spoke about the shock of finding out that my brilliant 15-year-old nephew Guy Gibson (pictured above) had been knocked off ...

Blog post: Ellie Carey - Coroner's inquest hears detailed evidence of London lorry cycling fatality

22 year old Ellie Carey was killed on Tower Bridge Road in December 2011 when she was hit by a lorry turning left into Abbey st.The Coroner's inquest heard how she probably did not realise that the lorry was about to turn left sharply across her...

Blog post: Lambeth becomes seventh borough council to sign 'Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling' pledge

Lambeth has become the latest council to sign our Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling pledge, bringing the number of boroughs boosting lorry safety to seven (see the map). Council leader Lib Peck (centre) posed with Lambeth Cyclists' Charlie Holland (...

Blog post: London Cycling Campaign member rides to Paris in memory of wife Hilary killed in Barnet lorry crash

London Cycling Campaign member Geoff Lee is taking part in a charity ride to Paris this summer in memory of his wife Hilary, who was killed by a lorry while cycling through Barnet town centre last year. Hilary Lee, a retired social worker, was ...

Blog post: UPDATED: Another London cyclist dies in lorry collision, at A13 in Barking and Dagenham

Tributes have poured in after the cyclist killed in the latest lorry crash was named as Brian Florey, a 35-year-old father from Canning Town. The day after the crash the BBC confirmed another cyclist had been killed in Greater London ...

Blog post: Advice for travelling around London during 2012 Olympic Games

During the Olympics and Paralympics the bicycle will remain the best and most reliable and fun way to get around London, to visit the games and especially to get to Olympic cycling events.•    Getting around London (and new cyc...

Blog post: What would British roads look like if we treated them the same way we do our cycle lanes?

When we posted a photo on our Facebook of a truck blocking Cycle Superhighway 3 (below-left), LCC supporter Dave Hall decided to picture how our roads might look if we treated them with the same disregard we do our bike lanes. Don't forget t...