Tag Archives: TfL

TfL’s Santander Cycles sees record-breaking number of hires in 2021

TfL’s Santander cycle hire scheme saw a record-breaking number of hires across 2021 with 10.9 million, surpassing the previous best target set in 2018 by 371,000 hires. More than one million individual customers used the cycle hire scheme last year, the first time this milestone has been reached in a calendar …

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TfL to increase fines for contraventions on London’s red routes

TfL is moving forward with plans to increase the level of the penalty charge for road contraventions from £130 to £160. Penalty charge notices (PCNs) are issued to drivers who fail to follow the rules on London’s network of red routes, putting the safety of themselves and other road users …

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TfL seeking views on plans for new Cycleway 9 extension

TfL is asking people to have their say on newly unveiled plans for an extension to west London’s Cycleway 9 route. The planned changes between Brentford and Hounslow would make thousands of walking and cycling journeys each week safer and easier, said TfL, enabling more people to use healthier and …

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TfL data shows rise in proportion of journeys walked and cycled during pandemic

TfL has published a report that outlines the role played by walking and cycling during the Covid-19 pandemic – showing that, while the total number of trips made in 2020 decreased dramatically as a result of the pandemic, the number of journeys cycled increased by 6.4%. This meant that over …

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Privately-owned e-scooters banned from London transport network over fire concerns

Privately owned e-scooters will be banned from London public transport, following cases of defective battery fires.  Transport for London (TfL) announced that private-use e-scooters and e-unicycles will be banned from Monday, 13th December, with customers breaking the rules will face a £1,000 fine.  According to TfL, the decision has been …

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TfL’s ‘See their Side’ ad campaign paused following backlash

TfL’s ‘See their Side’ advert campaign has been paused following a backlash that accused it of ‘victim blaming’. The campaign was launched in collaboration with agency VCCP London to mark last month’s Road Safety Week. “I know there has been a lot of concern raised about the ‘see their side’ …

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TfL starts work on Hammersmith gyratory to improve cycle safety

TfL has started work to transform the Hammersmith gyratory for walking and cycling, including a protected two-way cycle track on the north side and new signals for cyclists at junctions. The aim is to reduce danger to vulnerable road users on the junction as part of TfL’s Vision Zero goal …

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Santander Cycles offering a 25% discount off annual memberships for Black Friday

Santander Cycles is offering a discount of 25% off annual memberships for Black Friday. The discount can be accessed by entering the code ‘CYCLEBF21’ online or via the Santander Cycles app. As the Black Friday weekend and festive shopping season begin, TfL is asking businesses and consumers to consider greener …

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Efforts to achieve Vision Zero in London ‘intensified’

TfL, in partnership with London Councils and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), has published a progress report that highlights the scale of the Vision Zero challenge in London and commits to new tougher measures to eliminate death and serious injury from London’s roads by 2041. New TfL research, carried out …

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TfL to start work next week on new Westminster Bridge safety measures

TfL will start work next week on new safety measures on Westminster Bridge, with the main work starting on 15th November and lasting until the end of January 2022. The work will see the installation of permanent barriers to protect people walking and cycling on both sides of the bridge, …

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