London taxi drivers have given their backing to the Mayor Boris Johnson’s Crossrail for the Bikes scheme after the threat of seeking a judicial review of the plans was dropped, with the general secretary of the main body representing them saying “I don’t want blood on my hands.”
After the board of Transport for London (TfL) approved the plans for the two segregated routes crossing the heart of the capital in January, the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) said it planned to seek a judicialreview of the consultation process.
The Scottish Government says it wants to see a bike boom that would increase the proportion of everyday journeys by bike to 10 percent by 2020. Can it be done? It's "ambitious but achievable" says Keith Irving, chief executive of Cycling Scotland, but it will need "a step change in the amount of effort required to help achieve it".
Construction started today on one of London's two planned cross-city protected cycle lanes, the route from Elephant & Castle to King’s Cross dubbed the North-South Cycle Superhighway. And in a typical show of flamboyance, Mayor of London Boris Johnson climbed into a digger to help get the work started.
If you commute into central London and you love to ride a bike, you could do a lot worse than check out some of the hundreds of new homes that will benefit from segregated arteries into town thanks to two new cycling superhighways.
Due to be completed in mid-2016, the new east-west and north-south routes will be mostly separated from traffic and aim to make cyclists of all abilities feel much safer.
The board of Transport for London (TfL) has today given its formal go-ahead to the two planned Cycle Superhighways that will cross the capital from East to West and North to South. Campaigners have hailed approval of the planned routes as an historic day for cycling in the capital.
The city’s mayor, Boris Johnson, who last week presented the final details of the planned routes after what was said to be one of the biggest consultation exercises ever undertaken by TfL, described the outcome of the meeting as “fantastic news.”
The chairman of transport provider National Express, who also sits on the board of Transport for London (TfL), says the biggest danger to cyclists on the capital’s streets are bike riders themselves, leading to an accusation from London Cycling Campaign's Charlie Lloyd that he "blames cyclists for their own deaths."
The Licensed Taxi Drivers Assocation (LTDA), which represents thousands of London’s black cab drivers, is reportedly seeking a judicial review of Mayor Boris Johnson’s decision, announced today, to approve two Cycle Superhighways running across the centre of London.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has given the green light to the planned ‘Crossrail for the Bike’ segregated cycle routes running across Central London. The go-ahead for the east-west and north-south routes follows what he says is one of the largest consultations ever carried out in London.
London's transport supremo has characterised the debate over two new 'cycle superhighways' across the capital as setting cyclists against businesses, despite the support for the scheme from a large number of London companies.
Nine in ten Londoners, including non-cyclists, would feel safer riding a bike in their city if fully segregated cycle lanes were put in place, say campaigners Cycling Works London. Their reiteration of support for the infrastructure came as Mayor of London Boris Johnson rejected calls to dispense with full segregation on the planned East-West Cycle Superhighway.