Our expert team's policy reports and webinars on how cycling is the solution to London's transport, health and environmental challenges
Our webinar series looks at transport, active travel, health and sustainability issues facing London. From emergency cycling infrastructure introduced during the pandemic, to zero-carbon roads and the future of micro-mobility – we bring experts together to discuss how London can adapt and how cycling is part of the solution.
Fixing London’s lethal junctions, reaching Vision Zero
Junctions are where nearly all serious and fatal collisions impacting those walking, cycling and wheeling happen. They’re a key barrier to mobility and cause community severance. LCC held a major summit for junction experts in March 2022 to work out not only why delivery of changes at junctions take so long and are so often so compromised, but also to try and find ways forward to mean London’s worst junctions get much better, much quicker.
This webinar presented some of the key findings from that summit with panel experts to discuss how junctions impact people, why we need urgent action and what the future of junctions might look like. And featured expert panelists and moving testimony from Victoria Lebrec, Action Vision Zero; Phil Jones, Phil Jones Associatates; Lucy Marstrand-Taussig, Marstrand-Taussig and Simon Munk, Campaigns Manager, LCC
Cycling for Sustainable Cities
Based on the new publication Cycling for Sustainable Cities, an encyclopaedia of comparative cycling, Professors Ralph Buehler and John Pucher, its editors and co-authors, will summarise the key findings and discuss recent developments in cycling intenationally in the light of the Covid pandemic.
Why is cycle use soaring in many western cities? Why has it fallen in China? How do developments in London compare to those in Paris and New York? What does innovative infrastructure look like in other countries? What is being done to reduce road danger? What changes has Covid-19 brought? These and other questions will be covered.
London Cycling Campaign was among the many organisation and institutions consulted by the authors of Cycling for Sustainable Cities and its well regarded predecessor, City Cycling. London features prominently in the book’s chapter on mega cities and cycling and the webinar will specifically address recent developments in the UK and its capital.
Micromobility Parking workshop
Following London Cycling Campaign’s latest report about micromobility parking, the LCC Policy Forum ran an online workshop about best practice (covering cycles, e-scooters, non-standard cycles and more) in this field.
The workshop was led by: Robert Snowball, Transport Planner at Newcastle City Council; Graeme Sherrif, Research Fellow at Salford University’ Sustainable Housing and Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU); Mike Beevor, Senior Policy Manager at Transport for London; Josh Cottel, Centre for London, the capital’s think tank and was a rare opportunity to gain insight and talk to experts about this complex and fast-changing area.
You can read our write-up of the workshop here.
London Borough Healthy Streets Scorecard 2021
For the third year running, the Scorecard Coalition compared London boroughs on the action they’ve taken to promote active and sustainable travel in line with the Mayor’s Transport Strategy targets. Which boroughs are taking action? Which boroughs need to do more? LCC’s Simon Munk was part of the panel looking at the 2021 report.
Read our blog on the launch here.
The Scorecard Coalition : CPRE London | Future Transport London | London Cycling Campaign | London Living Streets | Possible | Roadpeace | Sustrans London | Wheels for Wellbeing
Sadiq, climate and transport in 2021
As part of London Climate Action Week 2021, panellists Becca Massey-Chase, IPPR; Simon Munk, LCC; Brian Deegan, Urban Movement; Susan Claris, Arup; Dr Debbie Hopkins, University of Oxford and Adam Tyndall, London First, discussed Sadiq’s commitment to make London zero carbon by 2030.
The webinar identified his top priorities around transport and roads for 2021 and the rest of his Mayoralty to set London firmly on the right path. Following LCC’s groundbreaking ClimateSafeStreets report, what role for cycling, freight consolidation, mobility hubs and smart road-user charging? Or will electric cars save the day? (July 2021)
Embracing the bike - how cycling is key to building a more resilient London
For our December 2020 webinar we joined by Guest Chair, Malini Mehra (Chief Executive at GLOBE International) and an expert panel explored what cycling contributes to a city’s resilience. What is London doing well and what can it learn from other cities? And what needs to be put in place to plan for the combined effects of pandemics, climate change and air pollution.
Expert panel consisted of LCC’s Fran Graham, Campaigns Coordinator, Will Norman – Walking and Cycling Commissioner for London, Rob Whitehead – Director of Strategic Projects – Centre for London and Dr Lucy Mahoney – Network Manager Walking and Cycling – C40.
LCC x Dutch Embassy - building a green and healthy recovery
The shock of the pandemic has been keenly felt on London’s transport system. With the need to keep passenger numbers low on public transport for safety, the response from the Department of Transport and Transport for London was to releasing funding for specific walking and cycling schemes. Councils have subsequently rolled out emergency schemes at an unprecedented rate, and now need to start thinking about their next steps.
This LCC and the Dutch Embassy webinar conference in November 2020 was to support Councillors and officers. With keynote speech from Will Norman, London’s Cycling & Walking Commissioner and chaired by LCC’s Chief Executive, Ashok Sinha.
Keynote speech from Will Norman, London’s Cycling & Walking Commissioner and welcome by LCC’s Chief Executive, Ashok Sinha:
Workshop 1 – Emergency consultation: how to communicate with the community about emergency schemes:
Workshop round-ups and panel discussion:
Climate Safe Streets - Delivering Zero Carbon Roads in London by 2030
This webinar from November 2020 looks at our Climate Safe Streets report six months after launch. We explore how the pandemic has only highlighted the urgency behind the need to create sustainable, fairer and heathier transport systems. And a greater need to decarbonise the capital’s roads in the next 10 years. We hear from LCC’s policy experts Fran Graham & Simon Munk who are joined by John Dales of Urban Movement.
A national Gear Change for cycling?
LCC’s Chief Executive, Ashok Sinha and other leading campaigners discussed DfT’s ‘Gear Change’ proposal to encourage cycling in England in October 2020. It’s the most positive pronouncement on active travel ever, so can cycle campaigns sit back, and watch as the streets around them become places for people and not cars. Hear from LCC’s CEO Ashok Sinha, Ruth Cadbury MP – Co-Chair All Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling & Walking, Chris Boardman – Greater Manchester’s Walking & Cycling Commissioner and LCC’s Campaign Coordinator – Fran Graham.
How to talk to people about their streets
People say they want to tackle climate change but when it comes down to the proposed cycle track at the end of our street, the low traffic neighbourhood where we live, people oppose schemes – loudly and angrily. Resident pushback all too often sees council officers left with weakened or cancelled schemes. What skills are needed to engage and what techniques are available? This LCC and Urban Movement webinar from August 2020, alongside our new guide, explores this vital topic with the aim to help London and the UK get better schemes, easier, by engaging and consulting better. LCC policy experts are joined by Brian Deegan, Urban Movement and Councillor Waseem Zaffar MBE – Cabinet Member Transport & Transport, Birmingham City Council
Sustainable School Run
Our webinar from July 2020 looked at how secondary school pupils can be encouraged to cycle. Cycling rates in the UK drop dramatically as kids move to secondary, with many opting instead for public transport. But with the free bus pass for under-18s suspended, and lack of public transport capacity to get kids to school in September, how can we get more teenagers cycling (and walking and scooting). The panel included Amy Foster – LCC trustee and primary teacher in south London, Laurie Johnston – Safe Routes to Schools, Mac Ferrari – Bikestormz, Lucy Marstrand-Taussig – Project Centre, Sylvia Gauthereau – Coordinator of Brent Cycling Campaign (LCC) and chaired by LCC’s Simon Munk.
E-scooters - cycling’s friend or foe?
E-scooters and other forms of micromobility are proving increasingly popular as a means of getting about cities. Our webinar from June 2020 looks at what lessons the UK can learn from other countries, how e-scooters riders interact with other road users and can they help cities cut air pollution or carbon emissions?
The expert panel included the authors of LCC’s report on microbility Megan Sharkey – LCC trustee, academic at the University of Westminster & Tom Bogdanowicz – LCC’s Senior Policy and Development Officer. They are joined by Alex Santacreu – Policy Analyst for the International Policy Forum at the OECD & Alan Clarke – Director of UK policy and Government Affairs at Lime
London in lockdown - boosting cycling & walking
London has changed beyond recognition during the Covid-19 crisis and this webinar from May 2020 explores how cycling and walking needed to be encouraged as a key transport mode during the pandemic and in the post-pandemic recovery.
LCC policy experts explore how other cities are stepping up to this challenge, what London need to do and how we transition out of lockdown towards a thriving, low carbon, low pollution city. We are joined by Dr Rachel Aldred, Reader in Transport at the University of Westminster who outlines The public health benefits for supporting walking and cycling now and post lockdown. And Mark Strong, Managing Consultant, Transport Initiatives explains how Brighton prioritised walking and cycling on certain roads in response to covid-19.
Delivering Zero Carbon Roads in London by 2030
The launch of LCC’s Climate Safe Streets report calling for zero carbon streets by 2030. Hear form LCC policy experts and from our partners Urban Movement who co-wrote the report on what steps London needs to tackle climate change and radical action is needed to reduce carbon emissions.
This webinar was produced in partnership with Landor Links
LCC often publishes reports aimed at developing thinking, policy and best practice around active travel and related topics. Among our reports, we’ve looked at emerging ‘micromobility’ technologies such as e-scooters and the implications they pose for other modes of travel, we’ve published reports in partnership with consultancy Urban Movement on Climate Safe Streets and on public engagement and consultation, and most recently, we’ve published our report on fixing the most Dangerous Junctions.
In August 2021, LCC began an ongoing campaign around Dangerous Junctions that formalised work we’ve been doing for decades around road danger, but recognising both the ongoing systemic barriers impacting delivery and quality of changes at junctions, and the horrific repetitive reality of ongoing fatal and serious collisions to those cycling and walking in London.
As part of that work, LCC has now released a report on the systemic issues impacting deliver of improvements at Dangerous Junctions and the fixes to these issues we propose, following a March 2022 high-level summit of expert practitioners…
Micromobility Parking: Literature Review
More cycles, cargo bikes and e-scooters on our streets are causing a shortage of parking spaces for these ‘micromobilities.’
Parking must double rapidly based on rising cycling levels, the roll-out of e-scooter hire trials and other factors, says new research from the London Cycling Campaign’s Policy Forum.
How To Talk To People About The Future Of Their Streets
Rethinking Public Engagement to Deliver Better Streets for All
LCC and Urban Movement’s new guide to enable councils, officers and urban practitioners to engage and avoid backlash better. Also useful for cycle and active travel campaigners to understand how they can work with their community and local government.
2020 London Boroughs Healthy Streets Scorecard
LCC is part of a coalition of environment and transport NGOs that has come together to help councils and residents understand better where and how they can make an impact.The aim is to update the scorecard annually to track progress and change.
We also want to promote this approach beyond London to other cities and towns across the country.
Micromobility and Active Travel in the UK
Climate Safe Streets
LCC’s roadmap to decarbonise the capital’s roads in the next 10 years.
It lays out in detail the specific decisions the next Mayor of London must take to achieve this, as well as the opportunity for boroughs to take a big leap towards addressing the Climate Emergencies they have declared. It shows how we can create a new, zero carbon, healthier and more efficient system for road travel that will render it unnecessary for most Londoners to ever own a car again after 2030.
Note: this report was produced before the postponement of the London mayoral election by 12 months. The arguments and policy proposals are, however, unaffected by this.
Climate Safe Streets - One Year On
An update to LCC’s roadmap to decarbonise the capital’s roads within 10 years, published in advance of the 2021 mayoral election.
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