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 launcehd a new code of practice for construction logistics, which is focused on managing work related road risk (WRRR). Lorries were also responsible for 21 of the 40 cyclist deaths in London during the preceding 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.
4 September 2013 - 1:25pm
Lorry safety crack down for London welcomed by CTC
A package of measures announced today by Transport Minister Stephen Hammond and London Mayor Boris Johnson to help make cycling conditions safer in the capital is good news, says CTC.
1 February 2013 - 12:44pm
No to higher lorry speeds
CTC has voiced its opposition to Government proposals to raise the speed limit for goods vehicles on rural single-carriageway roads, saying this would worsen cycle safety on rural lanes.
29 June 2012 - 8:28am
Killer HGV driver pleads guilty to causing death by dangerous driving
Lorry driver Joao Lopes hit and killed Eilidh Cairns in 2009 but was only ever fined for poor eyesight. Last year he ran over and killed 97-year-old Nora Gutmann in 2011. He has now pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and tachograph offences.
7 March 2012 - 4:07pm
Government to go ahead with longer lorries trial despite cyclists' objections
The Department for Transport is pressing ahead with a ten-year trial of longer lorries, despite acknowledging the potential danger to vulnerable road users and the impact on road infrastructure. During its first year, the trial could see 1,800 of the larger vehicles on the roads of the UK.
9 February 2012 - 2:54pm
Cities fit for cycling
The Times has launched a campaign to improve cycle safety following the serious injury to a reporter on the paper. An 8 point manifesto has been published, with the focus on lorries, junctions, cycle infrastructure and 20 mph as the default urban speed limit.