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Local campaigning resources

Useful information, resources and links for our Local Group members and activists.

Tools for communities

There are a great number of useful resources to help campaigners and their communities achieve their goal of a liveable neighbourhood that encourages cycling and other forms of active travel.

As well as our own handbooks and guidance, we’ve gathered together some of the best on this page.

LCC handbooks

Cover of the 2019 LCC Campaigning Handbook

Campaigning handbook

Everything a campaigner needs, from building a campaign plan to communicating your message - vital reading for all local group members.
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2019 LCC Coordinator Handbook

Local Group Coordinator handbook

This handbook covers the essentials for local group coordinators - LCC policy, funding, risk management and safeguarding. One stop shop for coordinators.
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Cycling Infrastructure handbook

This handbook covers all you need to understand about cycling infrastructure - the right questions to ask and where to find the answers.
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LCC tools, research and policies for local groups

LCC Local Group Safeguarding policy

We have developed policy and guidance which everyone running activities on behalf of the charity is expected to read and ahere to, so that we remain an open, welcoming and inclusive organisation whilst still meeting our obligations to protect children and vulnerable adults.


All officers of LCC local groups must refer to the Safeguarding page and its contents for full details.


LCC local groups should note that they may only allow people under the age of 18 to participate in their activities (such as group meetings and led rides) if they are accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or other person with equivalent responsibility for them such as a teacher or youth worker. Groups may only allow vulnerable adults to participate in these activities if they are accompanied by a carer or support worker to assist with their everyday needs. If you are an officer of an LCC local group please make sure your group adheres to all relevant sections of the above policy and guidance.


LCC's Designated Safeguarding Lead is Stewart Dring (Cycling Projects Manager and member of the Senior Management Team). You can conatct him and raise any sefeguarding issues or concerns by contacting the LCC office or e-mail safeguarding@lcc.org.uk. - this e-mail is monitored outside of office hours). Lucy Cooper (Partnerships Manager) and Ashok Sinah (CEO) can also be contacted if Stewart Dring is not available.


Training for Local Group Volunteers


All local group coordinators should have had safeguarding training in the last three years – this can be on-line or face to face training through LCC approved training suppliers. Training should cover basic safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults as well as LCC’s Safeguarding Policies and Procedures. Training for other local group volunteers is possible. Any questions or to arrange training just e-mail safeguarding@lcc.org.uk


Forms & Guidance


Forms and guidance to assist LCC local groups to run their activities in compliance with this policy are currently in development and will be posted below as they are signed off.


Local Group Coordinator Safeguarding Checklist.Local Group Coordinator Safeguarding Checklist


Safeguarding Incident Reporting Form.


General Incident Reporting Form.


Photography & Filming Consent Form - Children.


General Photo Release Form - Adults. (You should make sure that any adult is able to give informed consent when siging this form)

LCC Covid Guidance policy

Our aim is to keep all our local group members and the public safe, as well as supporting those who have started or rediscovered cycling during this time.


The guidance below is being kept under review and you should check that you are using the latest version - changes will be notified in the Friday Post.


You can find the most recent guidance document here. (Updated 30/07/21)


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Stewart.


The latest and most up-to-date guidance from the Government is here.

Photos and images

Guidance on making sure you don't fall foul of copyright laws can be found here:


Photos and fair use


It is good practice to get consent from adults to use their images outlining how and where they will be used. You MUST get consent to use images from children under 18 and adults at risk from a parent or guardian. See the Safeguarding section for consent forms.

How to send emails in Civi

Downloadable instructions on keeping in touch with your local supporters and members.


How to send emails in Civi - please send to jessica.pike@lcc.org.uk, copying in katy.rodda@lcc.org.uk especially if it is urgent.

LCC Webinars and Reports

You'll find our key reports and videos from our webinar series here - vital watching and reading!


Webinars and Reports

Useful cycling data sources

Collated by LCC Policy Forum members/attendees and LCC staff. Problems/suggestions? Email campaign@lcc.org.uk.


For infrastructure campaigning, the key ones are: DfT traffic counts for current cycling and traffic volumes on our roads, collision record maps, TfL's Strategic Cycling Analysis maps of future cycling potential and Streetmix for how to use the space available.


Annual reports and trend data

Travel in London is TfL’s annual report based largely on the London Travel Demand Survey, but also using count and other data. Reports on trends in motor vehicle ownership and use, participation in cycling, etc.   Travel in London data tables are alongside reports at https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publications-and-reports/travel-in-london-reports and year-by-year here https://tfl.gov.uk/cdn/static/cms/documents/ltds-0516.xlsx


Department for Transport produces regularly updated statistics on walking and cycling, some of which include regional breakdown (one region being London). The data from Active People/Active Lives survey include breakdowns of walking and cycling participation at local authority level.  https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/walking-and-cycling-statistics


Census data on travel to work (2011 – next Census will be 2021). Breakdowns at local authority level, plus cross-tabulations by gender, age, ethnicity, etc., with breakdowns also available at smaller geographical levels. https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/census/2011


School travel data at local authority level (2010/11 – the last year this was collected). Contains results by borough of ‘hands-up’ surveys of how pupils travelled to school. https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2011


Uber data on journey times in London. Uber has made available data on changes over time in how long journeys take, at ward and borough level:https://movement.uber.com/?lang=en-GB


Cycle Counters that produce online data are just becoming available. Camden has 2-3 that produce open data giving daily and even hourly cycle flows since they were installed. http://camdencyclists.org.uk/2016/10/camdens-cycle-counters/. Hackney has one (https://www.hackney.gov.uk/movebybike) but the data it produces doesn’t seem to be open.


TfL Open Data includes data on Cycle Superhighways, Quietways, and cycle parking http://cycling.data.tfl.gov.uk/. Also now has data from cycle counters that TfL has installed on CS3 and CS6.


Air and noise pollution

GLA noise pollution mapping can be found here: https://data.london.gov.uk/dataset/noise-pollution-in-london


Air quality 2013 emissions data can be found here: https://data.london.gov.uk/dataset/london-atmospheric-emissions-inventory-2013 Pollution mapping https://www.londonair.org.uk/LondonAir/Default.aspx also GLA noise pollution mapping https://data.london.gov.uk/dataset/noise-pollution-in-londonand air quality 2013 emissions data can be found here: https://data.london.gov.uk/dataset/london-atmospheric-emissions-inventory-2013


Traffic counts, collisions, cycle theft

Traffic counts for London: DfT traffic counts (including motor vehicles, and cycles, mostly for major roads) are updated annually and are available at: https://roadtraffic.dft.gov.uk/manualcountpoints with mapped visualisations at http://vis.oobrien.com/trafficcounts/ and https://bikedata.cyclestreets.net/trafficcounts TfL Cycling Census for London (April 2013) has many more counts throughout inner London: http://content.tfl.gov.uk/cycle-census-technical-note.pdf and a visualisation here http://vis.oobrien.com/traffic/ Not all count points are counted annually, and beware of those which have not been updated for years.


Stats19 police injury collision data for Britain, including London (updated annually, including casualty data, vehicle data, and collision location data - next release due September 2018) can be found here: https://data.gov.uk/dataset/cb7ae6f0-4be6-4935-9277-47e5ce24a11f/road-safety-data


Cyclestreets mapped visualisations of Stats19, DfT traffic counts, cycle thefts and other useful data can be found here: https://bikedata.cyclestreets.net/. Options available to display road width, visualisation of DfT traffic counts, cycle theft reports. (See also Crashmap as an alternative for showing collision records and TfL's London Collision Map). These allow you to see where collision hotspots for cycling and all road users are.


Metropolitan Police Crime Statisticshttps://www.met.police.uk/sd/stats-and-data/ Includes cycle theft data.


Mapping visualisation and journeys

Data visualisations (which also allow data to be downloaded) include Datashine and its successor CDRC maps, which visualise area-based data: http://datashine.org.uk/ , https://maps.cdrc.ac.uk/. The Propensity to Cycle Tool maps Census-level cycling and also cycling potential for the country, including in London, at small area and route level: http://pct.bike/m/?r=london, with downloads available in CSV, RDS, and GEOJSON formats. There’s also a bikeshare map for London at http://bikes.oobrien.com/london/


OpenStreetmap data downloads for London can be useful for geographical data analysis. They can be found at http://download.geofabrik.de/ or https://overpass-turbo.eu/


Journey time analysis tool to test various road closure and other scenarios versus motor car journey time  https://traffictool.rgp.me.uk/. Tool conducts surveys of estimated motor vehicle journey times throughout the day taking account of traffic congestion as estimated by Google Maps.


Interactive maps made from the TfL Strategic Cycling Analysis (June 2017). The maps in the TfL SCA report overlaid on a Google Map with an opacity slider control so you can see them in the context of the road network: http://camdencyclists.org.uk/more-maps-and-tools-for-cycle-campaigners These allow you to see where cycling potential in London is highest.


Cycle journey spider maps. Dynamic maps showing routes from any given location that can be cycled 5, 10, 15, 30 mins.  https://map.bikecitizens.net/gb-london#/!/0/1/-,-/*,15 – 5, 10, 15 (Works worldwide).


Strava Heat Map applies to primarily faster cyclists but gives useful information on desire lines. (You need a Strava log in to zoom in. Problematic with Chrome browser.) https://www.strava.com/heatmap#13.47/-0.12752/51.51955/hot/all


Streetmix allows you to rapidly create visualisations of what is achievable across a set width of road (standard motor lanes in London should be set as 3.25m in general) https://streetmix.net/. And Streetsketch http://streetsketch.mobycon.nl expands the things you can add to a street to include shared space, cycle streets etc.


Useful information from other organisations

350.org training resources

Cycling fallacies

The Friday Post

A weekly update from LCC HQ for Local Group Members. Please contact our campaigns team if you would like to be added to this list.