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Subject tag: Cycling

The First and Last Mile: Changing the dynamic of everyday journeys

The First and Last Mile - the Dynamic of Everyday Journeys is based on research into how 850 regular commuters are able to incorporate active travel into their journeys to and from work. It focuses on the benefits that might be secured if people switched from car travel to public transport and used more active travel modes for the journey to and from the railway station or bus stop - making the most of the 'first and last' mile of their daily journey.

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20 January 2019

Beware the Long Handlebars of the Law!

Last week the Metropolitan Police were on Bourne Hill and The Bourne to carry out an operation designed to dissuade drivers from failing to pay due care and attention to people riding bicycles. Clare Rodgers was with them and reports what happened.

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17 October 2018

Clare Rogers talks about the Better Streets for Enfield campaign

In the second of the Citizen's Eye series of video interview, Francis Sealey of Enfield Voices and GlobalNet21 talks to Clare Rogers about the genesis of the Better Streets for Enfield campaign.

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28 July 2018

Joining forces to challenge local politicians to create My Liveable London

In the runup to the council elections on 3rd May two organisations that campaign for a fresh approach to London's streets have come together to set out a challenge for party leaders in each of London's 32 boroughs. London Living Streets, whose main priority is pedestrians, are combining forces with the London Cycle Campaign, who, unsurprisintly, would like pleasanter and safer conditions for people riding bikes in London. They are calling their joint campaign My Liveable London.

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10 April 2018

Urbo Bikes arrive in Palmers Green

Monday saw the arrival in Palmers Green and various other locations in Enfield borough of the first hundred Urbo dockless rental bikes.

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20 February 2018

Celebrate the completion of the A105 bike lanes on 11th March!

Better Streets for Enfield and Cycle Enfield are jointly hosting a celebratory ride along the newly completed bike lanes between Enfield Town and Palmers Green.

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14 February 2018

Cycling to work: major new study suggests health benefits are staggering

The results of the largest ever study of the health benefits of cycling to work suggest that councils and governments need to make it a top priority to encourage as many commuters to get on their bikes as possible.

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20 January 2018

A message from Winchmore Hill Police

Residents, don’t be surprised when you see the faster cyclists on expensive bikes refusing to use parts of the new cycle lane this year. It is not designed to be cycled at high speed. It is there to provide a safe space, but cyclists are not OBLIGED to use the cycle lane.

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14 January 2018

Navigating the Hostile Streets of Outer London

Hostile Streets - Walking and Cycling at Outer London Junctions was published by the Greater London Authority's Transport Committee at the end of November. Last month I went along to a meeting of Islington Living Streets to see a presentation about the report given by Caroline Russell AM

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02 January 2018

Former Commissioner quizzed on progress of cycling infrastructure construction

Full transcript of evidence given to the GLA transport committee by Andrew Gilligan, former Cycling Commissioner to the Mayor of London

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21 December 2017

How do we make outer London's roads less hostile to people on foot and on bikes?

A new report by the London Assembly's Transport Committee presents the conclusions of a study into the problems faced by people on foot and on bikes when they are faced with travelling along or crossing main roads in outer London, particularly at major intersections.

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05 December 2017

Understanding and managing congestion on London roads

A newly published study into congestion on London's roads concludes that a long-term strategic solution requires a shift to active, sustainable and space-efficient modes. Road space should be reallocated to walking, cycling and public transport.

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03 December 2017

Mayor sets out proposals for a shift towards active travel

The draft London Plan, which will be released later this week, will include measures to encourage cycling and walking while discouraging driving. The proposals are aligned with the draft Mayor's Transport Strategy, which envisages increasing the proportion of trips in London made on foot, by cycle or using public transport to 80 per cent by 2041, compared to 64 per cent now, meaning an average of three million fewer car journeys in London each day.

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28 November 2017

How do we make our streets healthy?

Last week saw the first Healthy Streets conference, held appropriately enough in Walthamstow, the location of pioneering Mini Holland and Villageisation schemes. More than 300 attendees were there to explore the connections between public health and transport strategies. Topics covered included health-led street design, re-allocation of road space, behaviour change and measures to improve air quality.

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05 October 2017

What's on at the PG Festival? Try-a-Bike

Come and try some out some bikes for free at Palmers Green Festival!

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20 August 2017

Proposed changes to North Circular Road junction with Palmerston Road

Transport for London (TfL) is consulting on a proposal to make changes to the pedestrian/cycle crossing of the North Circular Road between Palmerston Crescent (north of the NCR) and Palmerston Road (south of the NCR). The intention is to make it easier and pleasanter for both pedestrians and cyclists to cross.

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16 August 2017

Have your say on the Mayor of London's transport strategy

Londoners have until 2 October to give their views on the draft Transport Strategy which was published by the Mayor of London in June.

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26 July 2017

Police advice to drivers on how to overtake bicycles

Increased police focus on enforcing safe passing of cycle riders by drivers of cars and trucks, originally associated with West Midlands Police, is gradually spreading to other forces, including the Met. It has now been taken up by police in Winchmore Hill ward, who will be doing more to educate drivers.

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19 July 2017

Ideas sought to help realise Government's vision "for cycling and walking to become the natural choice for shorter journeys"

The Department for Transport (DfT) has today announced a competition seeking proposals that would encourage more people to make journeys by bicycle and/or on foot.

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19 April 2017

Healthy Streets for London

Healthy Streets for London, published last month by Transport for London, is an important document which outlines in broad terms the strategy that will be adopted by the Mayor of London and his Walking and Cycling Commissioner in order to increase active travel by people living and working in London.

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05 March 2017