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Hackney Council is building the UK’s first dual zebra crossing

Hackney Council is building the UK’s first dual zebra crossing

Hackney Council is building the UK’s first zebra crossing for both pedestrians and cyclists in Hackney Central. The purpose of the pedestrian and cycle zebra crossing is to allow both pedestrians and cyclists the right of way to cross at certain highlighted areas. It’s a dual crossway, one side is…

New speed limit proposal to be discussed in meeting

New speed limit proposal to be discussed in meeting

The proposed 20 mph speed limit for residential roads in Croydon will only go ahead if local residents agree to the plans. A council meeting planned for March 16 will call people living in Croydon to give feedback on the planned changes. Councillor Kathy Bee, Croydon cabinet member for transport and…

Proposals for new “Cycle Superhighway” questioned

Proposals for new “Cycle Superhighway” questioned

Critics of the “Cycle Superhighway” have called the newly revealed proposals for a new route in Hackney “shoddy” and are concerned about the lack of “on road” segregation. Transport for London have revealed a planned route for extending the Cycle Superhighway through Hackney, also known as Cycle Superhighway 1 or…

Lower speed limits for “calmer, safer environment”

Lower speed limits for “calmer, safer environment”

A 20mph speed limit will be introduced across Hackney later this year in an attempt by Hackney Council to improve road safety, reducing casualty numbers by a further 10 per cent. Traffic accidents have reportedly been reduced by up to 50 per cent since the introduction of a 20mph limit…

24-hour Overground services will run to New Cross Gate

24-hour Overground services will run to New Cross Gate

“All-night” weekend services will be extended to the London Overground line by 2017, the Chancellor and the Mayor announced today. In their overnight visit to the maintenance workers at Victoria station, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and Mayor of London Boris Johnson revealed further plans for the 24-hour services,…

Commuters spared two days of further transport chaos as Unite cancels London-wide bus strike

Commuters spared two days of further transport chaos as Unite cancels London-wide bus strike

Unite union has confirmed further bus strikes planned for the coming week will now not take place, after last week’s strike brought misery to commuters in ELL boroughs. The strikes, scheduled for Friday 13 and Monday 16 February, were called off as the union and bus operators debated the disparities…

Wednesday’s strike on the Docklands Light Railway has been called off by the RMT

Wednesday’s strike on the Docklands Light Railway has been called off by the RMT

Wednesday’s Strike on the DLR has been called off, according to the RMT union. Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary said: “RMT is delighted to be able to announce that the determination and solidarity of our members across Docklands Light Railway has forced the pace in head to head talks with…

DLR strike scheduled for Wednesday over secondments, maternity leave and health and safety disputes

DLR strike scheduled for Wednesday over secondments, maternity leave and health and safety disputes

The Docklands Light Railway is set to face disruption next Wednesday January 28, after strike action was approved by the RMT (National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers). The strike centres on a dispute between the DLR workers and KeolisAmey, who operate the transport service. Mick Cash, RMT’s General…

Safer roads after 20 mph speed limit agreed

Safer roads after 20 mph speed limit agreed

All of the council-controlled roads in Lewisham are to operate a 20mph zone, making it the ninth London borough to adopt this policy. Campaigner Clare Griffiths and Darren Johnson, a former Green Party councillor, have been calling for the change for four years. A Lewisham mayor and cabinet meeting have…

Commuters furious about London Bridge chaos

Commuters furious about London Bridge chaos

The turmoil at London Bridge shows little sign of abating as  Lewisham MP, Heidi Alexander and commuters from across the capital,  raise concerns over safety at the overcrowded station. Changes made earlier this week, to the schedule of trains traveling through London Bridge, have done little to improve the disruptions…

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