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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...

Blog post: LCC calls on London Assembly to back motion calling for £41 million increase in cycling budget

The London Cycling Campaign has contacted its 12,000 members and 40,000 supporters asking them to write to their London Assembly Members in support of a budget increase for cycling next year of £41 million. WRITE TO YOUR ASSEMBLY MEMBER LC...

Blog post: LCC welcomes appointment of Andrew Gilligan as Mayor's new Cycling Commissioner

Daily Telegraph and Evening Standard journalist Andrew Gilligan has just been appointed to perhaps the most exciting job in London: the Mayor's Cycling Commissioner. A daily cycle commuter and regular commenter on cycling in London, Gilligan wi...

Blog post: Mayor’s future funding for cycling welcome but it should match Dutch levels of investment

LCC has welcomed the 10-year funding plan proposed by Mayor Boris Johnson, acknowledging the £100 million per year over 10 years exceeds previous spending significantly.  However, we’re calling on Transport for London to increa...

Blog post: We think 2012 has been the London Cycling Campaign's most successful year so far

January 2012 started with the commitment by Boris Johnson to review hundreds of dangerous junctions all over the city as a result of months of lobbying by LCC in the wake of the disastrous redesign of Blackfriars and Bow roundabout, where two p...

Blog post: Boris Johnson retracts claim that two-thirds of cyclists killed and injured broke the law

After months of pressure from campaigners, Mayor Boris Johnson has retracted his claim that two-thirds of cyclists killed or seriously injured in London had suffered as a result of breaking the law. LCC’s Charlie Lloyd said, "The mayor is t...

Blog post: Mayor of Paris removes urban motorways to give banks of Seine back to walkers and cyclists

From Saturday 1 September 2012, Parisians will be able to enjoy a large new people-friendly section of the riverside north of the River Seine. The changes include narrowing the road between Hotel de Ville and Quai Henry IV to create new pedestr...

Blog post: RideLondon promises a weekend of cycling fun across the capital in 2013

Hot on the heels of incredible success for Team GB’s cycling stars, the Mayor of London has confirmed plans for London to host a two-day festival of cycling in 2013. RideLondon will feature events for amateur, club and elite cyclists.&nbs...

Blog post: Mayor Boris Johnson ducks Londoners' calls for a real cycling legacy after Olympics

Today, Boris Johnson re-announced a two-day summer festival of cycling for 2013 (it had been known about since January), which will involve a traffic-free event in central London on Saturday 3 August (like Skyride) and, the next day, a mass cyclin...

Blog post: Bereaved family joins local cyclists to remember tube driver killed riding in borough of Croydon

The family of Neil Turner, a London Underground driver killed while cycling to work on 10 July 2012, joined with Croydon Cycling Campaign to install a ghost bike memorial on Mitcham Road, near where the fatal collision took place. Mr Turner is ...

Blog post: Is there a junction or street near you that needs to be made safer for walking and cycling?

We're calling on you to show us on our map where there's a junction or street near you that needs to be made safer for walking and cycling. In just a few weeks time, we'll present what you've told us to Mayor Boris Johnson and the Lon...

Blog post: Londoners invited to contribute to London Assembly transport committee scrutiny of Mayor's cycling policies

London Cycling Campaign staff have been invited to speak before the London Assembly transport committee's scrutiny on the Mayor's cycling policy. Committee chair Caroline Pidgeon (see video above) is also inviting the public to say what they th...

Blog post: Mayor names Greenwich and Vauxhall as first two 'Go Dutch' walking and cycling locations

Boris Johnson has named Greenwich and Vauxhall as two locations likely to benefit from a transformation into flagship walking and cycling projects, in accordance with his pre-election commitment to our Love London, Go Dutch campaign. Bye-bye Va...

Blog post: London Cycling Campaign says judge Mayor Boris Johnson on cycling after his first 100 days

The London Cycling Campaign has pledged to monitor the Mayor Boris Johnson's first 100 days in office, delivering a verdict on his cycling commitments after that time. In the days before the election, Johnson promised to deliver the three Love ...