February 25, 2010
- The Government wants to create a generation of new, safe cyclists according to Transport Minister Sadiq Khan. This is one of the aims of its new 'Active Travel Strategy', which outlines plans to put walking and cycling at the heart of local transport and public health strategies over the next decade, and aims to introduce access to cycle training for every child. more >
January 27, 2010
- A coalition of campaign groups is calling for the next Government to rethink transport priorities. They have produced a manifesto, Improving Everyday Transport, which says shifting the focus to local public transport would lead to savings and help the environment. more >
January 5, 2010
- A consultation on the use of small electric personal vehicles has been launched by Transport Secretary Andrew Adonis.
The consultation seeks views on the principle of changing the law to permit the use of small electric personal vehicles (EPVs) on public roads and cycle tracks. It does not include consideration of their use on pedestrian footways or footpaths. more >
November 9, 2009
- The DfT this week urged urban local authorities to reform their transport governance, give greater attention to the needs of pedestrians and cyclists, and recognise the importance of good urban street environments. The calls came in a new policy paper, The future of urban transport, launched by transport minister Sadiq Khan at the Core Cities Summit in Liverpool. more >
November 9, 2009
- London mayor Boris Johnson is bracing himself for a backlash to his pro-cycling policies from motorists angry that their journeys are being delayed by the increased volume of cyclists on the road. more >
October 5, 2009
- Cycle lanes can make roads more dangerous for cyclists, according to a study by Leeds and Bolton universities. The research suggests that cycle lanes currently provided on many roads may make travel less comfortable and attractive for cycle users.The study also comes to the conclusion that ‘cycle lanes do not appear to provide greater space for cyclists in all conditions’. more >
September 28, 2009
- Transport Secretary Andrew Adonis has launched a major £14m package, Bikerail, to transform facilities for cyclists at rail stations and encourage healthier, greener travel. more >
September 28, 2009
- Despite their safety benefits, drivers have grumbled about speed bumps since they were first introduced in Europe in 1970, but now they have been installed in a London street to slow cyclists.
Following complaints from local residents, fourteen rumble strips each approximately 4cm high have been installed in Douglas Road, Islington, North London, to slow the cyclists who use the route. more >
September 17, 2009
- Cyclists will be allowed to ride in both directions on a number of one way streets as part of a series of measures to encourage greener travel.
The pilot project in the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea will allow cyclists to travel both ways on specific one way roads in the borough where a 'no entry except for cyclists' sign will be used. more >
August 20, 2009
- Operators of the Docklands Light Railway, Serco Group, have been awarded a new contract by Transport for London to design, build and operate the London Cycle Hire scheme.
TfL has said that the scheme will be based on, but not identical to, the award-winning Canadian cycle hire scheme, Bixi, which launched in Montreal earlier this year. more >
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