Subject tag: Cycling

26 March 2019

The government has published its strategy for the future of urban mobility.

20 January 2019

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.

17 October 2018

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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28 July 2018

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.

10 April 2018

In the run up 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, who seek better streets for pedestrians, are combining forces with the London Cycle Campaign, who, unsurprisingly, would like pleasanter and safer conditions for people riding bikes in London. They are calling their joint campaign My Liveable London and they want boroughs to create more "low traffic neighbourhoods".

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20 February 2018

Clare Rogers tries out an Urbo bike in Palmers GreenMonday saw the arrival in Palmers Green and various other locations in Enfield borough of the first Urbo "dockless" rental bikes. Urbo bikes have been available in Waltham Forest since November.  Because Waltham Forest is a neighbouring borough to Enfield, users will now be able to make trips between the two boroughs. Initially, Urbo will provide 100 bikes in Enfield. Palmers Green resident Clare Rogers, a leading member of Better.......

14 February 2018

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. Riders will assemble outside Capitol House in Winchmore Hill at 2pm on 11th March. Ride the A105! On the afternoon of Sunday 11 March  we’re gathering to ride the new cycle lanes along the A105! Meet here in Winchmore Hill at 2pm on Sunday 11 March Come one and all, whether you cycle every day or haven’t.......

20 January 2018

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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14 January 2018

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. Thanks — WinchmoreHill Police (@MPSWinchmoreH) 14 January 2018 <?php$ogImage = ' ';include.......

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02 January 2018

Hostile Streets - Walking and Cycling at Outer London Junctions was published by the Greater London Authority's Transport Committee at the end of November. Shortly afterwards I went along to a meeting of Islington Living Streets to see a presentation about the report given by Caroline Russell. Caroline Russell is one of two Green Party Assembly Members (AMs) and is a member of the Transport Committee. She was the Rapporteur for this particular study, which was carried out at her initiative........

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21 December 2017

Transcript of evidence on cycling infrastructure given by Andrew Gilligan, former Cyclilng Commission to the previous Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to a meeting of the GLA Transport Committee on 6 December 2017. Keith Prince AM (Chairman): It now gives me great pleasure to welcome Andrew [Gilligan], a man I worked with a few years ago when he was the Cycling Czar. He is not any more. His title is ‘Cycling Czar emeritus’ or something, in the Latin. We are now going to do a section.......

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05 December 2017

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. Hostile Streets - Walking and cycling at outer London Junctions concludes that even very recent junction improvements, such as removal of the gyratory system at Archway, have seriously neglected the interests of everyone except.......

03 December 2017

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;  there should be distance-based road-user charging;  there should be workplace parking levies;  and new developments with minimal or zero parking. Understanding and Managing Congestion was commissioned from Integrated Transport Planning.......

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28 November 2017

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. The proposals have been welcomed by Dr Yvonne.......

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05 October 2017

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. Public health specialists: "Active travel is the wonder drug" Healthy Streets is.......

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20 August 2017

There'll be so many things going on at the Palmers Green Festival on 3rd September that you might miss some of them, so over the next couple of weeks we'll be highlighting a few that you might enjoy, starting with Try-a-Bike. Think you can't cycle? Think again! You don't have to be young, fit or even able-bodied to ride a bike. And lots of bikes are great for carrying kids and/or shopping. Come and try some out for free at Palmers Green Festival! We have cargo bikes to carry kids or.......

16 August 2017

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. The existing shared crossing would be relocated slightly to the west and converted into separate pedestrian and cycle crossings. Motorised traffic would no longer be able to turn.......

26 July 2017

Londoners have until 2 October to give their views on the draft Transport Strategy that was published by the Mayor of London in June. The strategy is described as "the start of an ambitious plan that will reshape London over the next 25 years. It sets out a bold approach to achieve an essential vision – to create a healthier, fairer city; one that is not only home to more people, but that is a better place to live in." The complete draft document is over 150 pages long, but there is a.......

19 July 2017

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. Earlier this month, at the N21 Fancy Fair, Clare Rogers and Hal Haines of Better Streets for Enfield spoke to PCSO Antony Rivas from the Winchmore Hill Safer Neighbourhoods Team.  A good.......

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19 April 2017

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. The text below is an abridged version of the announcement extracted from the website.  To read the complete announcement visit This competition seeks proposals for.......