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Addison Lee chairman wrong to blame cyclists because most crashes are caused by bad drivingPublished: 10:29pm 22 April 2012

The London Cycling Campaign has written to Addison Lee chairman John Griffin to make him aware of a study by the independent Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) that shows that bad driving is the major cause of crashes involving adult cyclists.

Addison Lee chairman scores massive own goal with article likely to increase risk to cyclistsPublished: 9:30am 20 April 2012

London’s largest private hire firm, Addison Lee, has been in the news for the wrong reasons already this week for urging its 3500 drivers to drive illegally in bus lanes, to the detriment of cyclist safety.
Now, its chairman John Griffin ...

UPDATE: High Court confirms Addison Lee cars are illegal in bus lanes. London cyclists warned to beware.Published: 1:32pm 16 April 2012

Cyclists are being warned to take extra care on the roads after the chairman of private hire company Addison Lee told thousands of his drivers that it's lawful for them to use London's bus lanes, when in fact it remains illegal.
There are wides...

Motoring journalist Jeremy Clarkson praises continental-standard cycling provision in CopenhagenPublished: 10:51am 12 April 2012

In an unexpected turn of events, motoring journalist and News International columnist Jeremy Clarkson has inadvertently put his weight behind our Love London, Go Dutch campaign by heaping praise on continental cycling culture, including physic...

London Cycling Campaign helps push cycling centre stage at Evening Standard mayoral hustingsPublished: 10:27am 12 April 2012

LCC's Tom Bogdanowicz put the key cycling question to the mayoral candidates at the Evening Standard's mayoral hustings at the Emmanuel Centre, Marsham Street, London last night (11 April 2012).
He asked if the candidates were prepared to intro...

Cyclist appeals for witnesses after morning rush-hour hit and run collision in East LondonPublished: 4:20pm 10 April 2012

A London Cycling Campaign member was victim of a hit-and-run collision with a motor car at 8:35am this morning (10 April 2012) in East London, and he's appealing for witnesses.
The collision took place at the junction of Campbell Road...

Policy-by-policy analysis of mayoral candidates' cycling manifestosPublished: 3:56pm 5 April 2012

Click on either of the images below to download the PDF of our comparison of the leading candidates' cycling policies:

Download the manifestos
Siobhan Benita's Transport Manifesto
Boris Johnson's Transport Manifesto
Jenny Jones' Cycling Pled...

Summary of London mayoral candidates' cycling manifesto promisesPublished: 3:35pm 5 April 2012

Click on either of the images below to download the PDF of our comparison of the leading candidates' cycling policies:

Download the manifestos
Siobhan Benita's Transport Manifesto
Boris Johnson's Transport Manifesto
Jenny Jones' Cycling Pled...

UPDATED: Johnson and Paddick manifestos likely to fail cycling, while Jones and Livingstone promise much morePublished: 1:07pm 5 April 2012

Boris Johnson's and Brian Paddick's manifesto promises fail to meet the needs of cyclists, according to detailed analysis (see link below) of all the leading candidates’ manifestos by the London Cycling Campaign.
Johnson comes last in eve...

Local campaigners celebrate new riverside walking and cycling route avoiding Wandsworth BridgePublished: 10:13am 2 April 2012

After years of campaigning by local groups, including Wandsworth Cycling Campaign (WCC), an east-west walking and cycling link has been installed under Wandsworth Bridge.
The link provides valuable separation of cycling and walking traffic...

Westfield Stratford cements reputation as the worst designer of cycle lanes in LondonPublished: 6:06pm 29 March 2012

It’s hard to believe that anyone could have designed, built or approved the latest cycle lane disasters at the new Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, East London (see photos above and below).
The shopping giant has already been ...

Volunteers out in force to gather support for 'Love London, Go Dutch' call for safer cycling streetsPublished: 5:12pm 28 March 2012

Over 100 volunteers will be out on London's streets today and during the next three weeks collecting signatures for the Love London, Go Dutch petition and telling people about 28 April's Big Ride in support of safer streets for cycling.&nbs...

UPDATED: Police search for hit and run killer of 17 year old cyclist in DeptfordPublished: 9:33am 25 March 2012

People in Deptford have been shocked by the hit-and-run killing of a popular 17-year-old cyclist, known locally as 'TJ'.
A silver Audi hit the cyclist on Deptford Church Street, near the junction with Bronze Street at around 5pm on Friday 23 Marc...

London cyclists warned to STAY BACK behind dangerous lorriesPublished: 8:16pm 22 March 2012

A short, sharp message from Transport for London headlines their latest PR campaign warning about the danger of HGV lorries.
Thousands of handlebar leaf...

Extra £15 million for London's dangerous junctions must be the beginning for safer cyclingPublished: 5:19pm 22 March 2012

An extra £15 million has been announced in the 2012 budget for making London's worst junctions less dangerous for cycling. 
Although the extra money is welcome, the figure was described by LCC's campaign officer Charlie Lloyd on the ...