Everything tagged with bow

Blog post: Major concern at possibility of third Blackwall tunnel at Silvertown based on flawed DfT data

In the 2012 budget the Coalition Government announced an extra £15 million to help make some of London's junctions more safe for cycling. More money for dangerous junctions is badly needed, but as LCC campaigns officer Charlie Lloyd said ...

Blog post: London's best off-road cycling and walking route to Olympic Park will be closed for the games

London cyclists have been stunned by the news that one of the capital's most popular walking and cycling routes, along the River Lea, leading to the Olympic Park, will be closed the beginning of July to 10th September. It will be replaced ...

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: Cautious welcome for Transport for London King's Cross and Bow announcements on cyclist and pedestrian safety

In response to recent campaigns by cyclists and pedestrians, Transport for London (TfL) has announced a "strategic review of traffic movements" around King's Cross, including examining the feasibility of returning it to two-way. TfL also says...

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: 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...

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: Hundreds turn out for Bow vigil but Transport for London fails to commit to improving safety

On Friday 18 November 2011 a large crowd of wellwishers joined friends and relatives to pay their respects at a candlelit vigil in honour of the two cyclists who died recently at Bow roundabout. A ghost bike was installed on the northern side o...

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: Award-winning towpath link below Bow Roundabout shames Cycle Superhighway above

In sharp contrast to the condemnation of the lethal road layout at Bow roundabout, the £2.3 million suspended towpath just installed below it has received the highest accolade from the capital’s cycling community, a London Cycling Aw...

Blog post: Mayor dithers while Transport for London advises cyclists to avoid Bow roundabout

  In Wednesday's Mayor’s Questions, Boris Johnson refused to admit there are fundamental design problems at Bow roundabout, despite two cyclist deaths there in recent weeks. His response contrasted strongly with advice from Transpor...

Blog post: Police fine cyclists £30 and tell them to ride around killer Bow roundabout

A London cyclist has written to us to explain how she was fined £30 by police and ordered to ride around the Bow roundabout – a location where two cyclists have died in recent weeks – despite riding lawfully on a shared-use pat...

Blog post: Local cyclists to commemorate Bow fatalities with candlelit vigil at roundabout on Friday

Local London Cycling Campaign groups in Tower Hamlets and Newham are organising a candlelit vigil at Bow roundabout on the evening of Friday 18 November 2011 to commemorate the two cyclists killed there in recent weeks. Representatives from Tow...

Blog post: Please take 20 seconds to tell the Mayor of London cyclists need a safe Bow roundabout

Currently the choices for cyclists at the Bow roundabout are: 1. Use the 'Superhighway' 2. Use the flyover In a civilised city, neither of these is acceptable... Today, we've written to the Mayor of London Boris Johnson telling him Bow rou...