Healthy Streets are streets with minimal road danger. That’s because a key barrier to more walking and cycling is fear of collisions. And the most dangerous vehicles on our roads are HGVs which are involved in 50% of cyclist road deaths and 20% of pedestrian… Read More »Lorry standards to keep us safe
Unless you work for a car manufacturer or an oil company, why would you want to see more car use in cities? The comfort and convenience of driving are benefits that go to the driver alone; none of them goes to society. The list of… Read More »Action needed to reduce traffic
A plan developed by campaigners wanting to transform their borough and the way people move within it Hackney Cycling Campaign released our Vision for Hackney in May 2020, detailing how the borough’s streets can be transformed. We categorised all roads in the borough, identified all… Read More »Hackney Cycling Campaign’s Vision for Hackney
What will it take to get more Londoners to shift from car ownership to car share? There are currently 2.6 million private cars registered in London. The Mayor’s target is to reduce that number by 250,000 by 2041. That’s around 12,500 fewer cars each year… Read More »Car ownership to car share
By Emma Griffin of London Living Streets We’ve known for decades that motor traffic has a serious impact on the health and quality of life of people living on streets. It’s dangerous, it’s noisy, it pollutes and it has a strangling effect on community interaction… Read More »Why we need Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, now!
Consolidating freight deliveries to reduce London’s congestion and air pollution The quantity of freight being transported to London homes and businesses is growing along with the population. Besides this demographic-driven growth, shopping habits are changing, from shopping in person to ordering goods on-line for delivery… Read More »Freight consolidation
Why we need safer junctions and crossings In 2019, 146 people were killed on London’s roads, according to provisional figures from Transport for London (TfL). Of these, 90 were pedestrians and five were cycling. The majority of pedestrian deaths happened when people were trying to… Read More »Crossings and Junctions
I first tried to cycle to school when I was fourteen – something I thought would be simple and easy. On my way, I realised how much more visible I was to other kids in the school. My bike, though cheap, was probably the most… Read More »Enabling young people to walk and cycle to school