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Safer lorries on the horizon as London and Brussels back better direct vision in all new HGVs and seek to eliminate built-in ‘blind spots’ Published: 4:37pm 15 February 2019

Safer lorries on the horizon as London and Brussels back better direct vision  in all new HGVs and seek to eliminate built-in ‘blind spots’ 
Lorry safety is set to improve as London, the European Commission and European Parl...

Cycle Superhighway CS11 ruled out (for now) by Westminster actionPublished: 5:37pm 8 February 2019

Sad news: the High Court has ruled that Westminster Council's judicial review of TfL's action on Cycle Superhighway CS11 cannot be appealed. The likely result is that work to tame the horrific Swiss Cottage gyratory will now be set back years.
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1-min action: Tell Westminster today to not cut cycle routePublished: 2:59pm 7 February 2019

Westminster Council are renowned for their antipathy towards cycling and walking – they’ve recently opposed pedestrianisation of Oxford Street despite major and mounting safety concerns, they’ve legally challenged Cycle Superhi...

Big news! Engagement begins on four new major cycle routesPublished: 3:14pm 1 February 2019

 

TfL has begun public engagement of the first four of its new high-priority “future routes”. With the Mayor announcing he is scrapping “Cycle Superhighway” and “Quietway” brandings, we don’t know ...

Win! Cycle Superhighway CS9 leaps forwardPublished: 10:47am 1 February 2019

To some of you it might have seemed like a long, quiet patch without anything happening on Cycle Superhighway 9. But that isn’t the case.
The route is due to stretch 7km from Brentford to Olympia, the first physically protected cycle trac...

Sadiq’s New Year resolutionsPublished: 1:22pm 2 January 2019

Photo credit: East London Mosque
For many of us, getting in more cycling kilometres this year might be what we’re determined to achieve (and/or a few less trips to the Christmas cheese board).
But what about our Mayor, Sadiq Khan? He has...

No zero star lorries on TfL contracts from October 2019Published: 4:38pm 21 December 2018

No zero star lorries on TfL contracts from October 2019 (photo courtesy Dennis-Eagle) 
Lorry operators working on Transport for London or Greater London Authority contracts will have to use vehicles meeting, or exceeding, the new TfL direct ...

TfL’s rubbish Edgware Road scheme is dangerous for cyclists and pedestriansPublished: 1:05pm 21 December 2018

TfL are consulting on improvements at five dangerous junctions along Edgware Road. Some of the proposals, such as a 20 mph speed limit and new pedestrian crossings, are good. But the plan doesn’t go nearly far enough to improve safety for pe...

Cycling wrapping paper Published: 4:00pm 20 December 2018

Cycling Wrapping Paper
If you’ve chosen the perfect gift for a cyclist (LCC membership perhaps??) you surely need the perfect wrapping paper. Thames & Hudson publishers have ingeniously packaged  12 different sheets of hip paper de...

2018 SuccessesPublished: 4:42pm 17 December 2018

While there's ongoing frustration at the changes to London's dangerous junctions, Tom Bogdanowicz looks back at some of the year's big campaign wins...
It's been a tumultuous year for cycling improvements in the capital. Despite hold-ups on Cycle...

Sadiq launches Cycling Action PlanPublished: 2:33pm 17 December 2018

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has launched his long-awaited Action Plan on how he proposes to make London a “byword for cycling”. While the document doesn’t explicitly reference Khan’s commitment to triple the extent of prot...

Great news! Cycle Superhighway 4 takes a big step closerPublished: 5:11pm 13 December 2018

The Mayor of London has announced that Cycle Superhighway 4 (CS4) will move into construction next year.
The proposals for CS4 will see protected space for cycling stretching from Tower Bridge to the outskirts of Greenwich. The plans received o...

Mayor says Westminster’s Oxford Street plans will leave street “one of the most dangerous in London”Published: 4:56pm 13 December 2018

City Hall have responded to Westminster Councils new plans for the Oxford Street district, and we are pleased to see that the Mayor’s response echoes our own assessment of the proposals.
The Mayor says that they lack ambition, and by fail...

Local Group News: December 2018Published: 1:01pm 26 November 2018

London Cycling Campaign has a network of over 30 Local Groups across London, one per borough.
Find out what they've been up to in their latest Newsletters.
If you're an LCC member, you'll receive your borough Newsletter in your la...

Police target your close-passing hot spotsPublished: 1:30pm 22 November 2018

In a London-wide enforcement campaign the Metropolitan Police are targeting locations where dangerous close passing has been experienced by London bike riders and marked on LCC’s Stay Wider of the Rider map.
A humorous video below the map...