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Improvements include protected cycle lanes

Improvements include:

  • Install protected cycle lanes in a newly created Bradley Wiggins Way (Kilburn ward, Brent)
  • Remove through motor traffic from the cycling corridor on Tavistock Place (Bloomsbury ward, Camden)
  • Redesign Wimbledon's town centre to be walking and cycling-friendly (Hillside ward, Merton)
  • Reduce motor traffic speed to 20mph in Carlton Hill and surrounding streets (Abbey Road ward, Westminster)
  • Create safe cycle routes for children linking six schools in Tufnell Park (Junction ward, Islington)
  • Make a cycle route through Russell Park as alternative to busy Woolwich Road (Barnehurst ward, Bexley)

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Cyclist death junction 'dropped from safety review list'

The central London junction where a cyclist was killed this morning was dropped from a list of areas due to be overhauled as part of safety improvements, a London Assembly member has claimed.

Ludgate Circus was on Transport For London's original list of 100 junctions deemed to have safety concerns, however it was later removed from the list when it was revised down to 33.

London Assembly member Darren Johnson accused TFL of failing to act despite a spate of deaths and injuries in recent years:

This absolutely tragic news is made all the more poignant by the fact that TfL recently decided to cancel the major safety overhaul it had deemed necessary at this blackspot.

Six cyclists were killed or seriously injured here in the space of five years yet despite this dreadful toll TfL aren’t going to get this junction sorted out.

We are seeing this pattern of inaction all across the road network in London and it is unacceptable.

– Darren Johnson, London Assembly Member

London must 'follow Amsterdam' example on cycling

London needs to bring itself into the 21st century and start investing more money into cycling-lanes. according to a leading cycling awareness group.

A cyclist in the centre of Amsterdam
A cyclist in the centre of Amsterdam Credit: Image: Press Association

Stop Killing Cyclists' report found in some areas of the city over half of morning journeys are completed on a bicycle, however safe cycleways only constitute 1.63 per cent of the road surface in the best performing borough.

“Boroughs must urgently follow Amsterdam into the 21st century and invest a minimum of 10 per cent of their transport budget in Dutch standard cycle lanes and include space for cycling in all new developments and transport infrastructure.” campaigner Donnachadh McCarthy said.

A Freedom of Information request found that over the past four years, local councils in London had only spent an average of £7,000 per borough on segregated cycle-lanes.

Read: Thirteen boroughs have no segregated cycling lanes

Thirteen boroughs have no segregated cycling lanes

Thirteen London boroughs have no segregated cycle lanes, a new report into cycling safety has found.

The campaign group Stop Killing Cyclists have criticised London Boroughs who have failed to install safe segregated cycle lanes since the last local elections in May.

  • Barnet
  • Bexley
  • Bromley
  • Enfield
  • Haringey
  • Havering
  • Hounslow
  • Kensington and Chelsea
  • Lambeth
  • Richmond
  • Sutton
  • Tower Hamlets
  • Wandsworth

Read: London boroughs 'failed to install safe cycle lanes'

London boroughs 'fail to install safe cycle lanes'

Twenty-four London boroughs have failed to install any segregated cycle-lanes since the last local elections in May, a new report claims.

A cyclist uses a new Cycle Superhighway during rush hour in London Credit: Image: ITV News

A freedom of information request by the cycling awareness group Stop Killing Cyclists also found that 13 boroughs across the capital have no segregated cycle-lanes at all.

Six cyclists lost their lives on London roads in just two weeks last November prompting the report to call on local councils to do more to protect cyclists.

The campaign group will lead a protest today outside Westminster City Hall to highlight London's lack of cycling infrastructure.

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Cyclist injured after collision with ambulance.

A cyclist has been taken to hospital after being hit by an Ambulance in East London last night. The 37 year-old man was emerging from a cycle path onto City Road when he collided with the Ambulance which was using its emergency lights and sirens.

The man was taken to an east London hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The incident is being investigated by police.

Eight boroughs have been shortlisted

Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson with his bicycle Credit: John Phillips/EMPICS Entertainment

The Mayor is set to announce the winning boroughs of his flagship "mini-Holland" initiative today.

The shortlisted boroughs are Bexley, Ealing, Enfield, Kingston, Merton and Newham, Richmond and Waltham Forest.

100 million pounds will be invested to local communities and help make them as cycle-friendly as their Dutch equivalents.

MP backs residents to save Vauxhall transport hub

General View of Vauxhall Bridge Bus Station Credit: PA

Hundreds of people including MP Kate Hooey, have backed a campaign supporting saving the Vauxhall Bridge bus station, amid fear that it could be demolished to make the area more cyclist and pedestrian-friendly.

Lambeth Council and Transport for London (TfL) is due to launch a consultation later this year on the future of the Vauxhall Cross gyratory. Ms Hooey said: "The bus station is popular and needed [...] and not negotiable".

According to the Evening Standard, leader of Lambeth Council Lib Peck, said: “We know there is strong opinion in the local community who will have the opportunity to comment, and we are clear that any new scheme has to work for buses.”

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