London Cycling Campaign News

  • LCC’s local groups in Lambeth, Southwark and Wandsworth have set up bike 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 Bike Buddies […]
  • 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 […]
  • Safer lorries for Britain under new DfT plans As all loyal LCC members know our organisation has led the way on campaigning for safer lorries for more than a decade and we’ve been successful. LCC’s campaigning won a commitment from Mayor Sadiq Khan to take action over this mayoralty to make Direct Vision lorries (vehicles without […]
  • Our Healthy Streets Campaigner, Clare Rogers, reflects on what the latest government announcement could mean for traffic-blighted communities  The government’s ‘Gear Change: A bold vision for cycling and walking’ document has been boggling our minds at LCC – in a good way. It’s not just the commitment to high-quality cycle infrastructure, but also some of […]
  • The DfT has finally released LTN 1/20 “Cycle Infrastructure Design” as part of yesterday’s “Gear Change” announcements. This long-awaited and much-needed manual is a how-to guide for highways engineers and borough officers to design cycle schemes and highways schemes for cycling, and its last update was over 10 years ago, But is it worth the […]
  • Active travel schemes implemented during Covid-19 were already facing significant backlash, now the government’s new “Gear Change” document calls for “a clear stakeholder engagement plan… to increase political and public acceptance” of schemes. LCC and Urban Movement’s new guide to “How To Talk To People About The Future Of Their Streets” launches today to enable […]
  • Photo credit: DfT cycle design principles infographic from Gearing Up report LCC’s CEO Ashok Sinha responds to Boris Johnson’s announcement of 'thousands of miles' of high quality cycle lanes In 2012 LCC’s Love London, Go Dutch campaign persuaded London Mayor, Boris Johnson to do a volte face and ditch the blue paint in favour of the […]
  • Photo credit: Richard Masoner Drafted by Calum Rogers The UK government is on a health kick. After a personal brush with death, which Prime Minister Boris Johnson attributed in part to his own health, the headlines this week allude to unprecedented controls on the food industry, including advertising regulations, and cycling being ‘prescribed’ by medical […]
  • UPDATE: We now have access to the details of schemes for all six weeks of TfL funding by borough, scheme type and budget. See them here. The DfT and TfL have announced further detail funding for walking and cycling during the Covid-19 crisis. Summary: 28 London boroughs appear to have received their full £100k allocation […]
  • The Royal Parks has announced this morning that it has published its full Movement Strategy, formally enshrining key principles including “Our park roads are not intended to be primarily commuter through routes for motor vehicles”, following two rounds of public survey, which saw the principle and cycling strongly backed by the public. On the back […]