Everything tagged with campaigns

Blog post: Quietway consultations go live all over

Until last month, Quietways and their Zone 1 counterparts on the Central London Cycling Grid had been too quiet, if anything. Several of the first full routes had silently missed their deadlines. But now, with Mayoral purdah looming, Quietways a...

Blog post: Quietways: they aren’t working

They were envisaged as routes for cyclists who prefer to use quieter, traffic-calmed streets. And the Mayor’s vision for them was that they were direct, designed as whole routes, segregated from motor traffic where they briefly join busy r...

Blog post: Crackdown on 'frighteningly non-compliant' rogue lorry operators

Transport for London has announced a new London Freight Enforcement Partnership to tackle unsafe HGVs and take non-compliant and unsafe commercial vehicles, drivers and operators off London's streets. The news comes days after the Met Police's ann...

Blog post: McDonalds appeal against safe superhighway dismissed

Inspector concludes “allowing cars to cross the path of cyclists, when there is no need to do so, is not a good idea.” Ealing Cycling Campaign has won a legal battle against fast food restaurant chain McDonalds over safety on the Ea...

Blog post: Last few days to show support for safe cycling in Enfield

Enfield Council are asking people what they think of plans for the first mini-Holland scheme, which would create safe space for cycling from Palmers Green to Enfield Town. It’s really important that as many people as possible show they sup...

Blog post: LCC campaigners ride with a 'direct vision' lorry to end lorry danger

On the day of the Safer Lorry scheme launch, LCC campaigners went for a ride with a 'direct vision' lorry to demonstrate the improved visibility of cyclists that these vehicles offer.  Our day started off at Marble Arch for Transport for Lon...

Blog post: Mayor responds to LCC's calls to end lorry danger through Safer Lorry scheme plans

LCC is calling for the adoption of direct vision lorries, like the above, which give drivers a much clearer view of cyclists and pedestrians near their vehicle than conventional cabs. The Safer Lorry scheme contains no requirements for frei...

Blog post: Why we're calling for a rush hour lorry ban

There’s been a huge amount of support for our End Lorry Danger campaign, which is calling on London’s mayor to get lethal lorries off London’s roads through a rush hour lorry ban, ‘direct vision’ lorries and stronger ...

Blog post: Thousands join LCC's call to End Lorry Danger

Thousands of people have joined LCC's call to End Lorry Danger, with over 1200 leaving passionate comments on the petition to the Mayor of London in the hours after the petition launched, demonstrating clearly how passionately people feel that urg...

Blog post: LCC calls on mayor to save lives by ending lorry danger

One month after 26-year-old Ying Tao was run over and killed by a lorry at Bank junction, London Cycling Campaign is calling for urgent action from the Mayor of London to end lorry danger. The organisation is asking for urgent action in three ar...

Blog post: Driver pleads guilty of death by careless driving - as judge rules court can hear of 'shocking driving history'

Barry Meyer, the driver of the tipper lorry that crushed Alan Neve to death in Holborn in 2013, yesterday pleaded guilty to death by careless driving at Blackfriars Crown Court. His admission yesterday, which came after two years of denial, foll...

Blog post: CS1: Superhighway or superquietway?

Transport for London is currently consulting on its plans for Cycle Superhighway 1 (CS1), which would run from White Hart Lane in Tottenham to Liverpool Street station, forming part of the London-wide network of Cycle Superhighways. There's been ...

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...