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Make your voice heard against Transport for London's 'Nightmare' Operating StrategyPublished: 1:33pm 15 July 2011

We've today responded to Transport for London's draft Network Operating Strategy consultation (download our response).
We've highlighted many of its flaws here.
If you want to respond too, you might want to use the letter below as a template a...

Boris says "more work" needed at Blackfriars, while Safety Audit reveals dangersPublished: 12:19pm 15 July 2011

London Mayor Boris Johnson is resisting calls for 20mph limit on Blackfriars but says "more work" is needed to improve conditions for cyclists.
Responding to London Assembly member Jenny Jones, Johnson said, “More work needs to be done on c...

It's a 'Nightmare on Your Street' from Transport for LondonPublished: 6:10am 15 July 2011

Today we've responded to Transport for London's draft strategy explaining how it intends to manage traffic on London's major road network for the foreseeable future.
It's called the Network Operating Strategy.
You can download the LCC obj...

People-friendly Elephant and Castle regeneration plan axed by Transport for LondonPublished: 3:00pm 13 July 2011

A new ‘Trafalgar Square’, a people-friendly space in a run-down area of South London: surely this is something our Mayor would embrace?
Elephant and Castle has become the latest victim of Transport for London and the Mayor’s s...

Traffic engineer warns of dangers of longer lorries to London cyclists and walkersPublished: 5:04pm 12 July 2011

Former traffic engineer and committee member of Cambridge Cycling Campaign, Jim Chisholm, has written to his local MP to warn of the dangers of longer lorries.
Worryingly, the letter raises very serious questions about the safety of introducing l...

Lucky escape for female cyclist dragged under lorry at Blackfriars junctionPublished: 2:40pm 12 July 2011

Yesterday, a person with the Twitter handle @Pumpkii reported seeing a female cyclist being dragged under a lorry at Blackfriars junction, and somehow escaping unharmed.
The crash took place on New Bridge Street, on the southbound approach to the...

Wandsworth and Bow Superhighways fall short of mayoral ambitions for London cyclingPublished: 5:03pm 11 July 2011

London’s two newest Cycle Superhighways, 2 and 8, are being launched this week.
It's disappointing that both will stop short of their original planned destinations.
In both cases local authorities, Newham and Westminster, appear to be the ...

Over 500 members have already voted in our 2012 Election Campaign: Have you? Published: 3:45pm 8 July 2011

Our 2012 Election Campaign vote has only been open five days and already 500 members have taken part.
We asked you the question: "If you could choose one thing that Boris Johnson, Ken Livingstone and the other mayoral candidates should do to prom...

Our first summer ride from Southwark to Greenwich was on the hottest day of the yearPublished: 2:52pm 8 July 2011

Check out some more ride photos
Cycling development officer Gerhard Weiss writes:
On the hottest day of the year a fine bunch of cyclists joined our very first Summer Ride.
Starting at the London Eye, Tom Bogdanowicz was not only an insp...

Family, colleagues and friends say farewell to legendary campaigner Barry MasonPublished: 1:31pm 8 July 2011

On Wednesday 6 July 2011, around 100 people crammed into Honor Oak Crematorium to hear words of farewell from family and friends for Barry Mason, former coordinator of Southwark Cyclists who died suddenly on holiday last month.
Those attending ...

Motion for Blackfriars 20mph will be voted on by London Assembly on 20 JulyPublished: 12:58pm 8 July 2011

The motion asking the Mayor to retain the 20mph limit at Blackfriars is being reintroduced in the London Assembly on the 20 July 2011.
If you haven't already, please sign our petition supporting it (and you can post a photo too, if yo...

Why did Transport for London's procedures fail cyclists at Blackfriars?Published: 5:26pm 6 July 2011

In 2004, after two cyclists were killed on Blackfriars Bridge, Transport for London (TfL) recognised that its procedures for providing for cyclists were seriously flawed.
Following the second of these cyclist deaths, that of Vicki McCreery, TfL p...

London cyclists at risk from Government plans to introduce longer HGVsPublished: 2:57pm 30 June 2011

A coalition of cycling, environmental and safety groups are opposing Government proposals to allow a new type of very long lorry on our streets.
As well as the increased danger to cyclists from larger vehicles, it's feared the lorries will enco...

Tower Hamlets cyclist dies after lorry hit and run crashPublished: 10:31am 30 June 2011

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Peter McGreal on Saturday 25th June, four days after being run down by a lorry on Hackney road, Bethnal Green at 8.30am.  We send our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.The drive...

Cyclists outnumber cars in City of LondonPublished: 10:05am 19 June 2011

"Cyclists have for the first time outnumbered motorists on some of the country's busiest commuter routes during rush hour" reports Robin Henry in Today's Sunday Times (p.11).Henry quotes monitoring data from Transport for London, Mouchel/Sustrans ...