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FreeCycle - Thousands of children and adults take to London's streets by bike Published: 6:59pm 29 July 2017

London Cycling Campaign had a great day at the 5th Prudential RideLondon Freecycle with our amazing volunteers taking 35 group rides from all over the capital into the closed road route. It’s a fantastic day where families can enjoy riding...

Newborn v Veteran - battle of the saddlebags Published: 3:51pm 28 July 2017

Carradice Camper long flap 2017  (£75) versus  Carradice Camper long flap 1961 (1953 price was 53 shillings and 9 pence).
Its rare to test two nigh on identical products with a 50+ age gap between them: a review and a true ‘...

Safer Urban Driving - lorry drivers are getting on-bike experience to improve safetyPublished: 10:58am 27 July 2017

As part of its partnership work with TfL and the Construction Logistics and Community Safety community LCC is looking at some of the innovative approaches to reducing road danger and improving safety implemented by CLOCS members
Every CLOCS cha...

Met Police gives space for cyclistsPublished: 12:32pm 20 July 2017

Image by West Midlands Police
Many cyclists will have experienced it before – a driver overtaking too close for comfort. I’ve had one car pass so close they clipped my handle bars. It’s terrifying and deeply unsettling, and ca...

Mayor and TfL must put walking and cycling first in design and planningPublished: 9:58am 14 July 2017

This is a guest blog by Tom Harrison, the Chair of LCC's new Infrastructure Advisory Panel, which will be supporting LCC's consultation responses . All views expressed in this blog are his own.
The last few weeks have seen two strategic documen...

How construction company Mace reduces road danger Published: 2:36pm 13 July 2017

 
As part of its partnership work with TfL and the Construction Logistics and Community Safety community LCC is looking at some of the innovative approaches to reducing road danger and improving safety implemented by CLOCS members
Mace is a...

Will the Mayor meet his commitment to triple protected cycle space? Published: 1:42pm 6 July 2017

Will the Mayor meet his commitment to triple protected cycle space in London? 
The Mayor, Sadiq Khan, made an explicit commitment to LCC to triple the distance of protected cycle space in London. But the latest numbers on cycle funding fr...

Nine Elms “better than Amsterdam”? Not likely!Published: 11:24am 6 July 2017

Boris Johnson promised the Battersea and Nine Elms area would be “better than Amsterdam” for cycling, Lambeth’s Cycling Strategy says it aims to be the “most cycle friendly borough in London”, and TfL says "the prop...

Lambeth, Waterloo, Nine Elms go to consultationPublished: 11:19am 6 July 2017

Following the general election and end of “purdah” we’ve had three large, exciting infrastructure schemes go into public consultation:  Lambeth Bridge, Waterloo roundabout and Nine Elms Lane/Battesea Park Road. That’...