8 June 2015 - 2:42pm
Reining in rogue goods vehicle operators
CTC has been following two cases where lorry drivers were found guilty of killing cyclists and where questions were raised about the safety credentials of the goods vehicle operators that hired them.
6 March 2015 - 11:30am
Lords debate lorry safety
A conference last week on cycle-lorry safety led to a useful debate in the House of Lords yesterday on the subject.
27 November 2014 - 3:39pm
Construction company raises cycle safety standards
CTC’s Road Safety Campaigner, Rhia Weston, reports on her day at a quarry site operated by CEMEX, a global provider of building and construction materials, learning about the steps the company is taking to improve cycle safety.
26 June 2014 - 10:18am
Say goodbye to ‘Cyclists Stay Back’ stickers
After months of letters sent back and forth between cycling organisations and Transport for London (TfL), a positive meeting was held this week to discuss how to improve the notorious and omnipresent ‘Cyclists Stay Back’ stickers.
14 May 2014 - 3:08pm
CTC urges Transport Secretary to support safer lorries
CTC and other active travel organisations have written a joint letter to the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, urging him to support a proposed amendment to EU rules on safer lorry designs. And you can write to him too!
15 April 2014 - 9:37am
Euro Parliament votes for safer lorry designs
The European Parliament voted today (April 15) to change the regulations for the design of lorry cabs to make lorries safer and more fuel efficient, a move which could potentially save hundreds of lives a year.
3 February 2014 - 12:07pm
Inquest opens into teenage cyclist’s death
The inquest into the death of 13-year-old Hope Fennell, who was killed in collision with a lorry as she pushed her bike across a pedestrian crossing, has opened today at Birmingham Coroners Court.
30 January 2014 - 4:12pm
London bans lorries without safety equipment
The Mayor of London and London Councils have agreed jointly to ban large vehicles from London's roads if they fail to meet high standards for cycle safety equipment. CTC welcomes this step forward, but says there are better longer-term solutions for cycle safety that should be investigated too.
6 December 2013 - 2:32pm
Construction industry launches new code of practice
Transport for London and the construction industry have launched a new code of practice for construction logistics, which is focused on managing work related road risk (WRRR). Lorries were responsible for 21 of the 40 cyclist deaths in London over the last 3 years.
5 December 2013 - 4:19pm
Minister proposes innovative solutions to cycle safety
Transport Minister Robert Goodwill has only been in post for a couple of months, but after the terrible string of deaths in London, cycling has come to dominate his portfolio. The Transport Select Committee took evidence from him this week, many of his responses were encouraging.
15 November 2013 - 10:53am
Hold hauliers to account over cyclist fatalities, says CTC
CTC has today written to urge the Transport Minister to adopt a dramatic new approach over cyclist fatalities that involve HGVs. It's cost-free and needs no legislation, but will put vulnerable road users at the front of the minds of those running the haulage industry.