Everything tagged with go dutch

Blog post: Plans for Superhighway 5 provide benefits for cycling but fall short of Dutch standards

Plans for Cycle Superhighway 5 are a step in the right direction, but fail to provide Dutch-quality cycling as the Mayor promised during the 2012 election. Superhighway 5, from New Cross Gate to Victoria, is due to open in 2013, and plans were...

Blog post: Transport for London design for westbound junction of Bow won't guarantee cyclist safety

LCC has written to Transport for London calling for separate cyclist crossings at Bow roundabout, rather than persisting with the flawed 'early start' design, which offers cyclists just 2 seconds head start to cross this large dangerous junction...

Blog post: Encourage cycling say health experts because inactivity is as “dangerous as smoking”

National and local governments should encourage improved public health by making walking and cycling more attractive to everyone, as has been done on the Continent, according a new report by the National Institute for Health Clinical Excellence ...

Blog post: London Assembly Transport Committee calls on Mayor to make good his Go Dutch promises

The cross-party London Assembly Transport Committee has called on Mayor Boris Johnson to keep his election promises to follow the agenda of our Love London, Go Dutch campaign in order to bring about a genuine cycling revolution in the capital. ...

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: Wiggins crash highlights the need for radical steps to improve safety for all cyclists

Collisions involving two of the UK’s most famous sporting cyclists have highlighted the need for greater protection for people who cycle on our streets every day. 2012 Tour de France winner and Olympic time trial champion Bradley Wiggins ...

Discussion: Lambeth Bridge roundabout: TfL could do better

Cycle campaigners have been unanimous in criticizing the design of the scheme Transport for London is proposing for the roundabout on the Westminster side of Lambeth Bridge. As part of its Better Junctions programme, TfL has been consulting the...

Blog post: Conference calls for London's political leaders to implement continental cycling facilities

On Thursday 18 October a packed Love London, Go Dutch conference heard calls for London’s politicians to show strong leadership in creating a genuine cycling revolution in the capital. The 150-delegate conference saw one of the broadest r...

Blog post: Daughter of Bow victim joins cyclists calling for scrapping of Richmond cycle-lane removal plan

Alex Dorling, whose father Brian was killed at Bow roundabout last year, has joined Richmond Cycling Campaign in accusing the council of disregarding cyclist safety and ignoring public opinion for proposing the removal of a mandatory cycle lane ...

Blog post: Go Dutch conference attracts leading Transport for London and Government decision-makers

Download the Love London, Go Dutch Conference plenary summary   Transport Minister Norman Baker and Transport for London director Ben Plowden will speak at the capital's first ever Love London, Go Dutch conference, promoting continental-s...

Discussion: Dutch bikes take over at Blackhorse Road tube station

Rows of Dutch rental bikes appeared outside Blackhorse Road tube shortly before the Olympics started, greatly outnumbering the commuter bikes locked up outside the station. Often there are a hundred or more identical blue and yellow bicycles, neat...

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: Changes to eastbound junction at Bow an improvement but cyclists and walkers still at risk

London Cycling Campaign has expressed concern that the new junction design on the western side of Bow roundabout, which opened on Friday 1 June 2012, isn’t making cycling eastwards significantly safer because of flaws in its design and a l...

Blog post: Cycling provision in Bounds Green slammed by locals as dangerous and unfit for purpose

New off-carriageway cycling facilities on the A406 in Bounds Green have been strongly criticised by local cyclists, who warn of increased danger to cyclists from the "inadequate and poorly designed facilities". Coordinator of Haringey Cycling C...

Blog post: The Big Ride minute-by-minute live blog

From 10.30am on Saturday 28 April 2012, freelance journalist Laura Laker will be blogging exclusively for the London Cycling Campaign, live from the Big Ride. Please email her your thoughts on the ride, photos and videos, and ideas to make Lond...