Everything tagged with aldgate

Blog post: Will Cycle Superhighways solve congestion problems?

Despite the anonymous scaremongering reported in the press and coming from some businesses opposed to the Cycling Superhighway projects in London there is a real chance that better cycling infrastructure can be part of the solution to motor vehi...

Blog post: Why it’s so important that CS2 upgrade goes ahead – and to a high standard

Today we were sent headcam footage of LCC member Honor being hit on CS2.  It’s no secret that CS2 needs urgently rebuilding. This footage is yet another very clear example of why. Fortunately Honor is OK, but six cyclists have died o...

Blog post: London Cycling Campaign welcomes ‘long overdue’ upgrade to Cycle Superhighway 2

London Cycling Campaign welcomes the arrival of long-awaited plans to improve Cycle Superhighway Route 2 (CS2) between Aldgate and Bow roundabout. Six cyclists have died on this route since it became a cycling superhighway in 2011. The original r...

Discussion: News: Bike thief goes to prison

The Surrey Comet reports that  "Khaled Zaman, 28, from Aldgate stole two pedal cycles worth £900 and £600 from Wood Street on June 20 and May 5 this year.  He also stole another pedal cycle worth £800 from Thames Street...

Blog post: London Cycling Campaign calls on supporters to email Mayor with demand to upgrade CS2 to continental standards

Responding to the fact that five Londoners have died cycling on our city streets in the last nine days, the London Cycling Campaign is calling on Mayor Boris Johnson to take immediate action to improve cycle safety. We've created an email actio...

Blog post: Major success for LCC as Mayor opens Dutch-style extension to Superhighway 2 and promises substantial upgrade to inner section

Today, the London Cycling Campaign hailed a major success as Mayor Boris Johnson (pictured above) opened the Dutch-style extension of Cycle Superhighway 2 from Bow to Stratford (read more) and committed to upgrade the inner section to a much hig...

Blog post: Superhighway blue paint is not adequate says coroner’s report into cycling deaths at Aldgate and Bow roundabout

Coroner Mary Hassell has told the Mayor Boris Johnson that “unbordered blue strips” of paint on the Cycle Superhighway 2 are “confusing” and lull cyclists “into a false sense of security”. Her ‘Preventi...

Blog post: Metropolitan Police told Transport for London that Aldgate Superhighway route was unsafe for cycling

  For the third day in a row Poplar Coroner's Court heard evidence about cyclist fatalities on the Mayor's Cycle Superhighway route 2 from Aldgate to Bow. Philippine de Gerin-Ricard, a 20-year-old student from France, died on 5 July 2013 at...

Blog post: Space for Cycling success: Mayor gives all-clear to major upgrades at Aldgate, Holborn and CS2

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has reaffirmed his commitment to our Love London, Go Dutch campaign, and promised substantial improvements to cycling safety at key locations where our Space for Cycling protests have taken place. In a letter to ou...

Blog post: Mayor promises removal of Holborn gyratory and to substantially improve Cycle Superhighway 2

Mayor Boris Johnson has replied to the London Cycling Campaign in response to a letter we sent him in July regarding the need for action to deal with dangerous roads and junctions. Our letter was written following the deaths of two London cyclist...

Blog post: London Cycling Campaign launches ‘space for cycling’ T-shirt ahead of protest ride on Mon 2 September

To support our summer protest rides calling for dedicated space for cycling in London, we've launched a ‘space for cycling’ T-Shirt. BUY A T-SHIRT The limited-edition T-shirts are available in red or white, priced £19.99 each...

Blog post: Cycling fatality in Archway - we call on Londoners to join our ‘space for cycling’ protest on Monday 2 September

After a man in his sixties was killed cycling in Archway this morning, we've renewed our call for Londoners to join our protest ride on 2 September telling the Mayor that city streets must be made much safer for cycling. Details of ‘space...

Blog post: London Cycling Campaign writes to Mayor calling on him to provide safe space4cycling in Central London

In the wake of the two #space4cycling protest rides, we've written to the Mayor Boris Johnson calling on his to reaffirm his 2012 commitment to bring all Cycle Superhighways up to Go Dutch standards. We're also calling on the Mayor to make major ...

Blog post: What must be done to make sure there are no more cycling deaths in Aldgate and Holborn

Two cycling fatalities in central London the space of 10 days prompted thousands of Londoners to join the #space4cycling protests in Aldgate and Holborn this week and last. So why exactly are we so angry about these fatalities, and why are we ada...

Blog post: What must be done to make Aldgate and Holborn safer and why it's shocking it hasn't happened already

Two cycling fatalities in the space of 10 days prompted thousands of Londoners to join the #space4cycling protests in Aldgate and Holborn (photo portraits here). So why exactly are we so angry about these fatalities, and why are we adamant that t...