Everything tagged with campaigns

Blog post: What's wrong with new Aviva research on London cycle safety

New research by Aviva on cycling in London has highlighted the need for urgent action to create safe space for cycling on London’s streets – but some of its methodologies and messaging are misleading, London Cycling Campaign believes. ...

Blog post: Fourth cyclist of 2015 killed in crash with lorry at Victoria

Photo: Evening Standard A woman in her 30s has died following a collision with a lorry on Victoria Street next to Victoria Palace Theatre. She is the fourth cyclist to have been killed in London this year. From the information available we und...

Blog post: Cycle Safety Shield technology to be rolled out on Ealing lorries

Collision avoidance technology is to be rolled out on Ealing Council’s fleet of Large Goods Vehicles (LGVs), the City of London, Hackney and some council contractors are also implementing these sensors. This is a significant victory for Lo...

Blog post: Lorries without safety equipment "effectively banned" from September

As of the start of September, lorries over 3.5 tonnes must be fitted with side guards and mirrors when the Safer Lorry Scheme comes into force in the capital. The announcement, made by Transport for London and the Mayor's Office, follows a publi...

Blog post: A campaign success - but is TfL's own board a threat to the superhighways?

Tweet // Boris Johnson and TfL have now published their response to the consultation and final plans for the construction of the new East-West and North-South cycle superhighways in London. We’re delighted to see that despite ...

Blog post: Calls for Mayor to reverse decision on watered down plans for Cycle Superhighway 2 before Mayor's Question Time on Wednesday 21 January

LCC's local group in Tower Hamlets, Tower Hamlets Wheelers, are organising a photo call with Darren Johnson AM and other Assembly members outside City Hall on Wednesday 21 January at 9.15am to demand that the Mayor rethinks his decision to remov...

Blog post: London's first Quietways to open in May 2015

The Mayor and Transport for London have confirmed that London's first Quietways will open in May 2015. Sustrans has been awarded the contract to help deliver the first Quietways, which it is hoped will give cyclists a direct, pleasant, back...

Blog post: Are Cycle Superhighways good for London? A Centre for London debate

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Blog post: Campaigners share knowledge on political, policy and technical issues at the CTC-Cyclenation conference

We were pleased to host the CTC-Cyclenation conference on 22 November at Lambeth Town Hall - thanks to everyone who came along, and to our speakers and workshop presenters. Cyclenation have published a write up of the event, including links to pre...

Blog post: Not dying is a low bar. Aim for happy cycling.

This is a guest blog post by Rachel Aldred, Senior Lecturer in Transport at the University of Westminster, LCC Board member and Chair of the Elected Policy Forum. Here she writes about the Near Miss Project, which she set up to research,...

Blog post: Superhighways consultation gets one of the 'highest responses ever' - and 80% supportive

Transport for London's consultations on the North-South and East-West cycle superhighway plans closed yesterday (Sunday 9th November) with one of the 'highest responses ever'. Over 14,000 people responded to the consultations, with 80% of respon...

Blog post: One year on from Boris’s promise: CS2 upgrade and new cycle superhighways must be implemented without delay

A year ago today, the Mayor of London made a promise during the opening of the extension to Cycle Superhighway 2 from Bow to Stratford: that Cycle Superhighway 2 would be overhauled, with cyclists physically separated from vehicles. The announceme...

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: LCC says TfL board member’s conflict of interest on superhighways must end

London Cycling Campaign is calling for a Transport for London board member to step aside from discussions on the new cycle superhighways scheme due to a clear conflict of interest. Peter Anderson, Finance Director of Canary Wharf Group PLC &ndash...

Blog post: Stand up for space for cycling: tell TfL why you support the new Cycle Superhighways plans

Take action now: show your support for the new cycle superhighways Earlier this month, Transport for London unveiled its impressive designs for two new cycle superhighways in central London. And we think they're good. Not perfect, but a ma...