Everything tagged with boris johnson

Blog post: Last chance to have your say on the new Cycle Superhighways plans'

This article was originally posted on the Green Alliance Blog.   In 2013, the mayor of London Boris Johnson published his Vision for Cycling, a document which we described as “one of the most ambitious plans to promote cycling ever pr...

Blog post: Kings Cross junction: tell Transport for London its plans for cycling are not good enough

Consultation closes soon on Transport for London's 'interim' plans for making the notorious junction outside Kings Cross Station a little less scary. We have until Monday 24 March 2014 to make our views known, and we urge you to do so by using th...

Blog post: Cycling facilities at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are a massively wasted opportunity, typified by the fact that the entrance is a staircase

This staircase is the main western cycling entrance to the the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in NE London  Cycle across Victoria Park, over the cycling and pedestrian bridge to Hackney Wick, down Wallis Road and you arrive at the main weste...

Blog post: London Cycling Campaign welcomes focus on improving worst junctions but warns that traffic models still block cycle and pedestrian safety

The London Cycling Campaign has welcomed today’s announcement by Mayor Boris Johnson of a timetable for making London’s most dangerous junctions safer for cycling. This is a much need injection of urgency into the Mayor’s Bett...

Blog post: London Cycling Campaign condemns victim-blaming after sixth London cycling death in two weeks

The London Cycling Campaign has condemned the widespread victim-blaming after the sixth London cycling death in two weeks, after Mayor Boris Johnson used the issue of cyclists wearing headphones to deflect attention away from his inaction on junct...

Blog post: 25 out of 33 councils in London committed to cyclist-awareness training for their lorry drivers

Thanks to our campaigns, cyclist-awareness training for lorry drivers has gone mainstream, with 25 councils out of 33 in Greater London committing to provide on-bike training for their lorry drivers. This compares with just one council in 2010,...

Blog post: Welcome for Mayor’s proposal to create Safer Lorry Zone in London to improve cycling safety

The London Cycling Campaign warmly welcomes the Mayor's new proposal to create a ‘London Lorry Safety Charge’ zone in Greater London, but advise him that the details of the scheme are vital to making it effective. We plan to work clos...

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: Holborn protest ride attracts 2500 Londoners calling on the Mayor to provide safe space for cycling

A crowd estimated at 2500 people, significantly larger than the one that assembled last Friday in Aldgate, came together on Tuesday evening to take part in the latest LCC protest ride in central London. Hundreds of the protestors wore placards,...

Blog post: 1500 protestors tell Mayor Boris Johnson that cycling needs dedicated space to make Londoners safe

A vocal but good-natured crowd of around 1500 Londoners rode the route from Tower Hill to Aldgate to tell Mayor Boris Johnson that cycling on Cycle Superhighway 2, and other dangerous roads in London, needs dedicated space to be safe. (mor...

Blog post: London Cycling Campaign calls on Boris Johnson to protect investment in cycling from Treasury cuts

London’s ambitious Vision for Cycling in London must be protected from Treasury cuts, the London Cycling Campaign has told Boris Johnson. Earlier this year, the Mayor promised £386m for cycling over the remainder of his current term...

Blog post: Ashok Sinha explains why London cyclists should be keeping an eye on George Osborne later this month

As well as welcoming readers to the new London Cyclist Monthly e-newsletter, LCC chief executive Ashok Sinha also explains why it's now more important than ever to keep cycling at the top of the political agenda. 

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Blog post: Mayor pledges 20mph across Olympic Park amid calls for higher standards for cycling facilities

Mayor Boris Johnson says the Olympic Park, a future hub of leisure ands sports activity in East London, will have a 20mph speed limit on all roads. Writing to London Assembly member Jenny Jones, Johnson states “there will be a 20mph speed...

Blog post: Conservative Assembly Members scupper attempt to boost cycling budget by £41 million

The London Assembly divided on party lines today as all nine Conservative Assembly Members voted against an amendment that would have seen an extra £41 million of the £7 billion Transport for London budget allocated to cycling in 201...

Blog post: London Cycling Campaign supporters swamp City Hall with over 10,000 emails

London Assembly Members have received thousands of emails via the London Cycling Campaign’s online letter-writing tool, urging them to vote in support of raising the amount of money allocated to cycling in the Mayor’s budget. Ac...