London Cycling Campaign News

  •   Written by LCC Infrastructure Campaigner, Simon Munk If you’re active in a borough group or you’ve just been cycling, walking or even just existing in London, you’ll have noticed a lot of stuff likely happening on our streets, some of it involving very angry shouty people, some of it involving plastic barriers and some […]
  • Read the full letter LCC and 132 other organisations have signed in support of l"Low Traffic Neighbourhoods" here and see all signatories to it. As most of you have probably noticed, the Streetspace Plan for London, the first round of which is being delivered now and through to end September, is causing some waves in London. Amazingly […]
  •   Mooting a cycling staycation? The Lost Lanes series of guidebooks to the UK's quietest and friendliest routes could be the perfect inspiration, and we'd love to welcome you or a friend to LCC membership with a free pair of Lost Lanes books. The books are: The original Lost Lanes guide to southern England The […]
  • Can you help Cycle Buddies expand across London?  We’re looking for experienced cyclists who are happy to volunteer a few hours to ride with new cyclists, helping them plan their journeys and giving them encouragement. Cycle Buddies is up and running in Lambeth, Southwark, Wandsworth and Brent and we are delighted to welcome Camden aboard […]
  • While there’s been a lot of noise of late about Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) going in across London at the moment and beyond, it’s now going to be the turn of the main roads to get schemes. TfL in its first round of crisis funding announced it was spending over half of its total funding […]
  •   Signage of cycle routes in London is a mess – there's now a mix of Sustrans National Cycle Network signs, London Cycle Network, the original Cycle Superhighway/Quietway and the new Cycleway signage. London now has LCN5, CS5, Q5 and C5. Quietway route 5 was partly rebranded C5, and Q5 replaced some bits of the […]
  • Right now London has both a lot of new cycle infrastructure (and quieter streets for cycling in Low Traffic Neighbourhoods) and a big growth in new cyclists trying to find their way around the post-COVID city with its restricted public transport. Printed maps have been superseded for nearly everyone by digital navigation. But none of […]
  • You lobby and wait years for improvements to the Highway Code that help walkers and cyclists, and then a dozen useful changes arrive at once. Key changes proposed include a hierarchy of users that puts walkers and cyclists at the top, and priority for walkers and cyclists (on the road, in lanes or on tracks) over […]
  • LCC’s local groups in Lambeth, Southwark and Wandsworth have set up cycle buddy schemes to help new and returning cyclists make their journeys by bike. As we emerge from lockdown, and with reduced capacity on public transport, more and more people are wanting to cycle, both for commuting and for local trips. Our Cycle Buddies project helps […]
  • Following on from our Sustainable Secondary School Run webinar, Lucy Marstrand-Taussig, from Project Centre, expands on how we stop the school run falling between the data and planning gaps. When London schools re-open in September social distancing will still be in place. Pupils are being asked by TfL to “walk and cycle wherever possible to […]