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Archives for October 2018

Government gets behind #StayWider campaignPublished: 4:45pm 19 October 2018

A big thanks to the thousands of you who have signed our Stay Wider of the Rider petition and placed pins on the map at hazardous locations. The results we're now seeing make the time spent well worthwhile!
Jesse Norman, the Minister for Transp...

Campaigner Awards Winners 2018Published: 1:46pm 19 October 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended LCC’s 2018 AGM on Thursday 18th October. One of the highlights of the evening was our Campaigner Awards – an opportunity for us to recognise all the hard work put in by our brilliant campaigners ove...

Westminster’s Oxford Street area plan too weakPublished: 12:06pm 19 October 2018

After rejecting Mayor Sadiq Khan’s plans to pedestrianise Oxford Street, Westminster Council pledged to present plans later this year, stating that “doing nothing to improve the area is not an option”. 
On Wednesday, they...

Don’t weaken planned vehicle safety measures – say leading academics and safety experts.Published: 10:56am 18 October 2018

Don’t weaken planned vehicle safety measures – say leading academics and safety experts.
Leading road danger reduction and safety organisations and academics have written to key committees of the European Parliament and to national de...

Mayor launches three new Quietways, but where’s the quality?Published: 11:21am 11 October 2018

(The video was shot with information that the Mayor would attend the launch, but he did not.)
Today, at the junction of Newcomen Street and Borough High Street, the Walking and Cycling Commissioner, Will Norman, formally opened three new sectio...

Sadiq’s new Quietways a “substandard distraction” says LCCPublished: 9:41am 11 October 2018

(The video was shot with information that the Mayor would attend the launch, but he did not.)
Today, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced the opening of significant sections of three Quietways schemes in Southwark, Newham and Redbridge. B...

City Transport Strategy a major win on cyclingPublished: 5:53pm 10 October 2018

The City of London’s draft Transport Strategy, due for ratification by the Planning and Transportation Committee on 30 October, is quite a document.
You can read it in full here: http://democracy.cityoflondon.gov.uk/documents/s102969/Draf...

Mayor’s timeline on junctions doesn’t add upPublished: 3:20pm 3 October 2018

Following our hand-in of nearly 3,000 signatures to our "Fix the Junctions" petition, London Assembly member Caroline Pidgeon pressed Mayor Sadiq Khan on his progess on the most dangerous junctions.
The Mayor had pledged during our Si...

Private Hire Vehicles to get congestion charged?Published: 1:17pm 2 October 2018

Photo credit: Simon Doggett

 
TfL has just finished consulting on proposals to change the central London’s congestion charging – primarily to remove the current exemption for private hire vehicles.
Given that TfL attribut...