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Take action: take 2 minutes to save “Go Dutch”Published: 4:13pm 9 August 2017

Good news: the flood gates have opened, and we’re seeing finally seeing a lot of major cycling and walking schemes coming forward under the Mayor Sadiq Khan. 
Bad news: while a couple are excellent, the majority are nowhere near good...

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 (it was also the 10th anniversary of the LCC inspired ride) with our amazing volunteers taking 35 group rides from all over the capital into the closed road route...

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’...

Mayor launches new Transport Strategy – LCC’s initial takePublished: 4:19pm 23 June 2017

The Mayor has announced a new Transport Strategy, covering up to 2041 and even beyond on some pledges. It’s out for public consultation until 2 October, and we’re keen for you to feed into our Cyclescape thread. We’ll then asse...

Pollution - ‘doctors must act’ call, after new report.Published: 4:59pm 22 June 2017

Pollution – ‘doctors must act’ call, after new report.
This week’s British Medical Journal, the mouthpiece of doctors in the UK, is urging doctors to campaign on air pollution and to lead by example “using cars les...

Bank Junction scheme gets thumbs up Published: 4:40pm 22 June 2017

The road scheme to make Bank junction safer by restricting it to buses and bikes from 7am to 7pm has smoothly passed its first hurdle: a one month review demanded by opponents, notably taxi driver representatives.
The City of London Court of Co...

Sunshine delivered for Bike Week by cargo bike Published: 4:31pm 16 June 2017

We like to think that it was LCC's smart new cargo bike that delivered the sunshine for Bike Week. Thousands of people turned up for events, rides and Dr Bikes around the capital organised by LCC local groups and other organisations.
The new LC...

Strategic Cycling Analysis – the future of London cycling, mappedPublished: 11:43am 15 June 2017

TfL’s Strategic Cycling Analysis (SCA) could be just about the biggest thing to happen for cycling in London in some time. It’s almost certain to be the biggest thing in terms of campaigning for cycling.
What is it?
The SCA is a bi...