Tag Archives: London

TfL urging children to walk and cycle to school

TfL is urging children to walk and cycle as they return to London’s schools, as well as providing hundreds of extra buses and reintroducing the system of signed ‘School Service’ buses. Its efforts to reduce the risk of infection on the network continue, including the enhanced cleaning regime deployed at …

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Mayor calls for council to reinstate Kensington High Street cycle lane

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is calling on the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) to reinstate protected cycle lanes on Kensington High Street after independent research found a majority of local residents support them. RBKC removed the cycle lanes last year, seven weeks after building them. The …

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Only 1.1% of London bike thefts see thieves being caught, data reveals

Police data has revealed which areas in London saw a surge in lockdown bike thefts last year, with just 1.1% of bike thefts resulting in the thief being caught. Waltham Forest is the borough with the greatest increase at 30.88%, followed by Haringey (27.52%) and Southwark (23.92%). The data, collated …

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TfL delivers ‘radical’ improvement to road safety with Direct Vision Standard introduction

TfL, working with the London boroughs, has delivered a ‘radical’ improvement to road safety in the capital with the introduction of the Direct Vision Standard (DVS). The DVS forms part of the Mayor of London’s Vision Zero plan to eliminate all death and serious injuries from London’s streets by 2041. …

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TfL begins construction on upgraded cycle route in southwest London

TfL has started construction work on a new 4.7-kilometre upgraded cycle route in southwest London. The route is the next stage of TfL’s trial upgrades along the existing Cycle Superhighway 8 (CS8) route and will connect to a section delivered last year between Chelsea Bridge and Lambeth Bridge in central …

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See.Sense launches new London research project on women’s cycling

See.Sense is launching a new London research project designed to gather cycling data insights from 200 women who cycle in the city, in celebration of International Women’s Day. Given that women are less than half as likely to cycle once or twice a week than males, according to Cycling UK, …

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TfL sets out plans to support increased levels of cycling in Lambeth and Southwark

TfL has set out plans to support safer essential journeys by bike in Lambeth and Southwark, with construction work planned to start next month. The trial changes, along the A23 between Oval and Streatham and on the CS7 cycle route between Oval and Elephant & Castle, will open up these two key …

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Kew Road cycle lane in Richmond upon Thames sees surge in use

Richmond upon Thames’ first protected cycle lane on Kew Road has seen a surge in use, with more than twice the number of weekly users than previously recorded. Data collected from cameras on the road recorded an average of 831 Kew Road cycle lane users per week, which is double …

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TfL sets out plans for trial cycle lane in central London

TfL has set out plans to make a series of trial changes to Tooley Street and Duke Street Hill in central London, which will extend the new Cycleway 4 route to enable safer essential journeys between London Bridge, Rotherhithe and beyond. The changes are a part of TfL’s emergency response to the …

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RideLondon cancelled for May 2021 due to COVID-19

The RideLondon festival of cycling, scheduled for the end of May 2021, will not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision has been taken by London authorities after engagement with partners involved in the planning of the event. Organisers of the event were looking at many different scenarios …

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