Accompanied by LCC’s events officer Calum Rogers, Francis Cade is taken on a tour of London’s new cycling infrastructure, with plenty of examples of both permanent and pop-up lanes.
The United Trade Action Group (UTAG) and the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) are asking for a judicial review of Streetspace for London in its entirety, plus the Bishopsgate Bus Gate scheme that excludes black cabs during peak times.
Mark Sutton4 August, 2020
Increased cycling levels across Europe should form a key pillar of the EU meeting the objectives of its Green Deal, which hopes to shave 90% off transport emissions by 2050.
Taking part in a public consultation on how to meet such a lofty ambition, a trio of key European cycling orgs – the European Cyclists Federation, trade-body Cycling Industries Europe and CONEBI – have put forward a recommendation to the EU that will go a long way to slashing transport emissions.
Specifically, the European cycling associations have jointly called for:
1) The treatment of cycling as an equal partner in the mobility system;
2) €6bn in EU funding for safe, high quality cycling infrastructure;
3) Improving the EU Urban Mobility policy framework;
4) Enabling a centralised €5.5 bn EU E-bike Access Fund to make the benefits of e-bikes available in all countries in the EU and stimulate further job creation ; and
5) Developing and implementing a genuine EU Cycling Strategy.
From guided tours to maps and insurance, we have all the advice you need to have a successful cycling trip
Carlton ReidWed 12 Aug 2020 08.00 BST
Bridge has been closed to motor vehicles since April 2019 due to structural concerns
:excerptstart05/08/20Reported annual walking activity, in terms oftrips made and miles walked, decreased in 2019after increasing in recent years
I’ll say from the outset that I am a supporter of Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) and as a result, I am trying to overcome my confirmation bias when engaging with people who do not support them. However, I don’t think there’s enough honesty coming forth from some of the objectors.
For those who don’t know, low traffic neighbourhoods are areas which maybe take no more than 15 minutes to walk across and from which through-motor traffic has been removed using modal filters to create a system of filtered permeability (I’ve written a whole guide to it for City Infinity). They are an integral part of the Sustainable Safety approach pioneered in the Netherlands and can be seen all over the world.
Starley network to provide vehicle-free routes or lanes separated from traffic
Nazia ParveenTue 11 Aug 2020 16.55 BST
Coventry is famous for its motor industry heritage but long before this, from the 1860s onwards, it was considered England’s bicycle city – and it gained an international reputation for quality engineering and fine craftsmanship.
However, in the late 19th century, with the motoring industry snapping at its heels, this thriving industry, with 450 bicycle makers in the city, slowly began to decline.
Hannah Jane ParkinsonFri 14 Aug 2020 07.00 BST
It is 5am and the roads are silent; the air sharp and steady from the overnight respite. No fumes and clashing horns and rumbling of lorries; no exhaust pipe mushroom clouds in miniature. At 5am, everything is still, and I am alone. These are the only reasons I am out at this hour.
Active Travel England
Formation––Announced 28 July 2020; 5 days ago
National Cycling and Walking Commissioner––Vacant
Parent organisation––Department for Transport
Active Travel England is an inspectorate and funding body being set up in 2020 by the Government of the United Kingdom
 The organisation will be led by the National Cycling and Walking Commissioner.