Everything tagged with Department for Transport

Blog post: Dismay as latest crash stats for Great Britain show 13% increase in cyclist casualties

The latest quarterly road casualties figure from the Department for Transport show a marked increase in casualties for cyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists. Cyclist casualties for the first three months in 2012 in Great Britain are up 13% on t...

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: Government unleashes 1800 longer lorries on our streets - increasing the risk to cyclists.

  Transport minister Mike Penning MP today announced that his department will allow a 10 year trial of 1800 extra long articulated lorries on our streets despite their failure to fully assess the impact on cyclists' safety and damage to ro...

Blog post: 'Except Cycles' signs legal at last: London Cycling Campaign welcomes unrestricted access

The Department for Transport is removing restrictions on 'Except Cycles' being added to 'No Entry' road signs, offering potential safety benefits and shorter journeys for cyclists. Transport minister Norman Baker announced a series of chan...

Blog post: London cyclists at risk from Government plans to introduce longer HGVs

A coalition of cycling, environmental and safety groups are opposing Government proposals to allow a new type of very long lorry on our streets. As well as the increased danger to cyclists from larger vehicles, it's feared the lorries will enco...