Everything tagged with walking

Blog post: TfL walking & cycling scheme in Kensington & Chelsea

TfL and the Mayor have announced a consultation today on walking and cycling improvements in Kensington & Chelsea across four neighbourhoods. The schemes include 3.8km of protected cycle route and pedestrian improvements to reduce motor tra...

Blog post: Mayor says Westminster’s Oxford Street plans will leave street “one of the most dangerous in London”

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...

Blog post: Westminster’s Oxford Street area plan too weak

After rejecting Mayor Sadiq Khan’s plans to pedestrianise Oxford Street, Westminster Council pledged to present plans later this year, stating that “doing nothing to improve the area is not an option”.  On Wednesday, they...

Blog post: Mayor calls on EU to accelerate safer lorries regulations

Mayor calls on EU to accelerate safer lorries regulations In a letter to EU Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska, London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan, says the EU should set earlier start dates for regulations that will require manufacturers to build lo...

Blog post: Mayor announces “Vision Zero” plan to cut injuries on our roads

Following on from the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, City Hall and TfL are now publishing a series of “action plans” over specific elements of the strategy – giving some extra substance and interim targets to how London will...

Blog post: Consultation on HGV permits and direct vision lorries

Mayor, Sadiq Khan, is committed to ‘Vision Zero’: an elimination of all fatal and serious road collisions by 2041. Part of meeting that commitment is a programme to exclude the most dangerous vehicles, those with the worst ‘bli...

Blog post: Will Norman speaks out on 9 Elms

We will ensure that the final designs for Nine Elms Lane and Battersea Park Road offer a safe, high quality cycle route that can be used by all Londoners to travel between Battersea and Vauxhall." Following on from our blog attacking the re...

Blog post: Strategic Cycling Analysis – the future of London cycling, mapped

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...

Blog post: Healthy Streets are cycling and walking streets

  There’s a rising idea in London’s corridors of power – and it’s a good one. “Healthy Streets” is a term that’s been coined at TfL, and it’s an idea that both London Cycling Campaign and Liv...

Blog post: Londoners lead the way for cycle commuting and taking public transport to work

Hackney has seen the biggest increase in cycling across England and Wales, while public transport use has increased across Greater London more than anywhere else, according to a new study. This is the result of new research on commuting journey...

Blog post: Encourage cycling say health experts because inactivity is as “dangerous as smoking”

National and local governments should encourage improved public health by making walking and cycling more attractive to everyone, as has been done on the Continent, according a new report by the National Institute for Health Clinical Excellence ...

Blog post: Hackney, Camden and Waltham Forest join Islington in move to borough-wide 20mph

0n 21 November 2012, Hackney Council voted overwhelmingly to confirm its commitment to 20mph as the default speed limit for the borough. Camden and Waltham Forest also recently joined Islington in committing to borough-wide 20mph speed limits ...

Blog post: London's best off-road cycling and walking route to Olympic Park will be closed for the games

London cyclists have been stunned by the news that one of the capital's most popular walking and cycling routes, along the River Lea, leading to the Olympic Park, will be closed the beginning of July to 10th September. It will be replaced ...

Blog post: River Lea towpath link in Bow attracts thousands of walkers and cyclists

Earlier this year, we reported that the so-called ‘missing link’ towpath under Bow Flyover would be built. Last month the suspended platform has been installed, attracting thousands of walkers and cyclists. Local LCC groups campaig...