In the press

In the news with LCC

Mounting opposition towards Garden Bridge with 'space for plants' - but not cyclingPublished: 1:04pm 17 February 2015

(Photo: Arup)
A legal challenge has been launched against plans to build a garden bridge over the river Thames. Michael Ball, from Tulse Hill in south London, is claiming the London borough of Lambeth unlawfully granted planning permission...

A right royal balls-up: London Cycling Campaign is not amused by Buckingham Palace superhighway plansPublished: 10:46am 10 February 2015

Transport for London’s latest consultation on the East-West cycle superhighway show a big hole in the route - and it's been reported that officials at the Royal Parks are refusing to allow safe space for cycling outside Buckingham Palace. ...

Momentous day for London as Mayor confirms cycle superhighways will go aheadPublished: 11:23am 27 January 2015

PRESS RELEASE
Momentous day for London as Mayor confirms cycle superhighways will go ahead
27 January 2015

The Mayor of London has announced final plans for the construction of new East-West and North-South cycle superhighways in London. Subj...

Minimising risk while cycling in LondonPublished: 4:38pm 8 January 2015

These tips make the roads safer for you, and for other people. Novice and experienced cyclists alike can learn a lot from cycle training, so contact your local council to ask about free or subsidised lessons:
SAFETY TIPS
Be extra careful near ...

Watered down plans for CS2 upgrade will compromise cycling safety, say LCC Published: 2:20pm 18 December 2014

18 December 2014 - for immediate release
Transport for London has published its consultation report on the upgrade to Cycle Superhighway 2 (CS2) between Aldgate and Bow roundabout.The consultation, which ran from 23 September to 2 November, sho...

No delays on safer lorries - an open letter to the Italian transport ministerPublished: 9:58am 10 December 2014

Representatives from the European Council, Commission and Parliament will meet today to discuss whether safer lorry cab designs should be postponed for a decade. We're sending the letter below to the Italian Transport Minister who chairs the Trans...

MEDIA RELEASE: Londoners call on councils to keep their ‘Space for Cycling’ promisesPublished: 1:34pm 27 November 2014

People across London are calling on their council to ensure that promises to deliver safe space for cycling are kept.
London Cycling Campaign (LCC) has launched a petition asking council leaders to show support for space for cycling, and to ens...

Garden Bridge plans must include provision for cycling, say LCCPublished: 10:46am 11 November 2014

A decision is due to be made tonight by Lambeth Council’s planning committee on whether to give planning permission for the planned £150m Garden Bridge, which would span the river between Temple and the South Bank.
Currently, the pr...

Superhighways consultation gets one of the 'highest responses ever' - and 80% supportivePublished: 11:46am 10 November 2014

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...

2014 Community Cycling Fund for London grants awardedPublished: 10:25am 23 October 2014

The Community Cycling Fund for London has awarded 16 grants to a broad range of community projects around London. The grants will be used to encourage cycling amongst infrequent or new cyclists – especially those traditionally under-represen...

Fatal junction proves the need for Superhighways and Space for CyclingPublished: 2:17am 23 October 2014

 
Two cyclists have died in just six months close to the very heart of London on Ludgate Circus, at the end of Fleet Street. Both deaths were the result of being run over by 32 ton waste container lorries typically used in the construction i...

London Cycling Campaign says new cycle superhighways essential to keep London movingPublished: 4:17pm 25 September 2014

Transport for London’s publication today of impact reports for the East-West and North-South Cycle Superhighways show that fears of London grinding to a halt are unfounded. LCC Chief Executive Ashok Sinha said:
“There will be a 40% ...

London Cycling Campaign welcomes new cycling design standards, but enforcement is keyPublished: 1:44pm 13 June 2014

 
Finally after years of waiting the London Cycling Design Standards have been published. This is Transport for London's guide for making our streets better for people on bikes.
London Cycling Campaign Chief Executive Ashok Sinha responde...

LCC calls on Mayor to fast-track removal of Vauxhall roundabout after another London cyclist is killedPublished: 10:51am 2 June 2014

After another cycling fatality in the capital, the London Cycling Campaign is calling on the Mayor to fast-track the removal of the Vauxhall one-way system, redesigning the area to make it safe for cycling and walking.
A 52-year-old man died th...

800 councillors backed Space for Cycling, and 14 councils have majority of councillors supporting our campaignPublished: 4:34pm 29 May 2014

Last week, on local election day, the London Cycling Campaign celebrated gaining support for Space for Cycling from half of London’s local election candidates.
This week, after analysing the election results, we’re celebrating the f...