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Brockley residents petition on HGVs after accidents

Brockley residents petition on HGVs after accidents

Brockley residents have petitioned for heavy goods vehicles to be banned on Drakefell Road following a “nearly fatal” accident. Members of Drakefell Road Action Group are preparing to give a presentation to Lewisham Council on November 26 after submitting a petition. The road has been the scene of two major…

TfL to consult public over Cycle Superhighway One plan

TfL to consult public over Cycle Superhighway One plan

Transport for London will hold a public consultation on plans to build a new cycle superhighway, linking parts of Hackney to the City, before the end of the year. Construction could begin as early as June 2015 if the plans are approved, with work being completed in April 2016. The…

Old Street gets new future with roundabout revamp

Old Street gets new future with roundabout revamp

Transport for London’s development of Old Street roundabout has been met with a “mixed reception” from a variety of cyclist organisations. The proposal is part of the £4 billion Road Modernisation Plan and will see the north-western portion of the roundabout paved over. TfL hope this will improve safety for vulnerable…

London Overground launches first ever five-carriage train

London Overground launches first ever five-carriage train

London Overground has launched its first five-carriage train to be used by the public between Highbury and Islington and West Croydon next week, as part of Transport for London’s planned £320 million improvements to the rail network. Isabel Dedring, the Deputy Mayor for Transport, unveiled the train in New Cross…

Labour: Move central Croydon stations to zone four

Labour: Move central Croydon stations to zone four

Croydon Labour Party has launched a campaign to include central Croydon’s stations in zone four. Labour’s candidate for Croydon Central, Sarah Jones, and Croydon North MP Steve Reed were handing out leaflets at East Croydon station on Monday morning. According to the campaigners the zone switch would make economical sense,…

Commuters to be affected by Thameslink rail changes

Commuters to be affected by Thameslink rail changes

Three years of train disruption, affecting travel to, from and through London Bridge Station is coming down the line. As part of the £6.5 billion Thameslink Programme, changes will be taking place, affecting travel to and from London, including East Croydon. The transformations will not be completed until 2018. London…

Innovative app reveals cycling gender divide in Hackney

Innovative app reveals cycling gender divide in Hackney

A gender divide in cyclists has been revealed by an innovative cycling app produced by Hackney Council. The app has revealed that women tend to stop biking during their middle-age years whereas men continue to ride later on in life. The statistics were revealed after Hackney launched the app, which has…

Proposals for a floating cycle route over the Thames

Proposals for a floating cycle route over the Thames

Proposals for a new east-west floating cycle path on the river Thames, stretching eight miles from Battersea to Canary Wharf in the borough of Tower Hamlets, have been put forward. The River Cycleway Consortium, a group of architects, artists and engineers founded in 2012, has revealed this week plans for…

Tfl member asked to step aside in superhighway row

Tfl member asked to step aside in superhighway row

The London Cycling Campaign is asking for a Tfl board member to step aside from cycle superhighway discussions due to conflict of interest. Peter Anderson, Chair of Tfl’s Finance and Policy committee, has become the focus of an attack by LCC. The campaigners are claiming that the future of the…

Petition calls on Hackney to tackle dangerous towpath

Petition calls on Hackney to tackle dangerous towpath

Campaigners are asking the council to tackle the danger of aggressive cycling on the Regent’s Canal towpath. Susan Laker, 26, accountant, said: “I haven’t used that path in a very long time because I’d rather make a detour than get squashed by cyclists.” An anonymous petition, currently circulating online, calls…

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