After recently agreeing to abandon the controversial 'Cyclists Stay Back' stickers that have popped up on trucks, buses and even small vans, Transport for London has today unveiled their replacement, a warning notice about HGV blind spots.
The new stickers simply say "Blind spot Take care" and feature a silhouette of the back of a lorry and a warning exclamation mark. There is no reference specifically to cyclists.
Cycling campaigners in Newham have criticised Transport for London (TfL) for painting over a stretch of Barclays Cycle Superhighway 2 in Stratford, and say that the apparent removal of the facility will put bike riders’ lives at risk.
Major businesses in London are reportedly considering taking legal action against the city’s mayor, Boris Johnson, because they do not believe they have been given enough time to respond to proposals for planned segregated cycle routes across the capital – with the head of one describing the process as “an absolute mess.”
Cycling campaigners have given a generally favourable reception to Transport for London's draft plans for two new London cycling superhighways that will cross the city from north to south and from east to west.
TfL and British Cycling to triple number of guided London cycle rides to move adults on from cycle training
British Cycling and Transport for London (TfL) are to offer a huge increase in the number of free guided cycle rides across the capital in a bit to increase cycling across all sectors of the population.
Both parties have agreed to work together more closely to inspire more people to cycle and to promote enjoyable, safe and responsible cycling.
Cycling in London has grown rapidly, with TfL recording its highest levels of cycling activity during one period of four weeks in July/August.
Transport for London (TfL) is to trial sensor systems on two London bus routes to improve driver awareness of cyclists and pedestrians ahead of a possible rollout across the capital’s bus network in a bid to reduce casualties among the city’s vulnerable road users.
Two buses each on route 25, running from Oxford Street to Ilford via Mile End, and route 73, which goes from Victoria to Stoke Newington via Oxford Circus and Kings Cross will take part in the six-week trial.
Transport for London (TfL) says that a number of leading brands have expressed an interest in replacing Barclays as sponsor of the capital’s Cycle Hire Scheme from next year, with the tender process formally opened yesterday.
Innovative trials and new design standards will improve cycle safety and save dozens of lives across London, according to Transport for London (TfL).
The organisation has completely revised its Cycle Safety Action Plan to include new technology to improve the safety of HGVs and buses, which which is promised to include making bicycles more easily visible and vehicle braking systems more responsive - and a plan to double the number of adult cyclists taking advanced skills training.
Transport for London (TfL) has formally announced that it is looking for a new sponsor for the city’s cycle hire scheme, and one rather unusual contender has stepped up to the plate.
2013 London cycling casualty figures show sharp drop in serious injuries - but death rate remains unchanged
Figures released today by Transport for London (TfL) back up what London's Mayor Boris Johnson said was a signigicant drop in serious injuries to cyclists on London's roads last year. However according to TfL's figures the death rate for cyclists on London's roads was unchanged last year giving ammunition to the Mayor's critics.