Everything tagged with lorries

Blog post: Government unleashes 1800 longer lorries on our streets - increasing the risk to cyclists.

  Transport minister Mike Penning MP today announced that his department will allow a 10 year trial of 1800 extra long articulated lorries on our streets despite their failure to fully assess the impact on cyclists' safety and damage to ro...

Blog post: Traffic engineer warns of dangers of longer lorries to London cyclists and walkers

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...

Blog post: London cyclists at risk from Government plans to introduce longer HGVs

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...

Blog post: How to: cycle safer in London

Cycling in London is statistically very safe. But it often doesn't feel that way. Here's how to make cycling feel safer. Go on a course: Many local councils offer free cycle training for adults and children. Get in touch with yours - even if ...

Blog post: Mayor backs LCC's call for cycle safety training for HGV drivers

Boris Johnson’s new Cycle Safety Action Plan says Transport for London will work with the Department for Transport to make awareness-training obligatory for lorry drivers. The Action Plan recognises the danger posed by lorries to cyclists in...