Boris Johnson's cycle vision for London and bus subsidies face cuts
Date: May 14, 2013
Category: Mayor's Vision
Agonising decision of family to turn off 11-year-old daughter's life support after she was hit by lorry in Streatham
Date: May 15, 2013 Category: Pedestrian
Cyclist who lost her leg in crash with lorry scores legal win against insurer
Date: May 15, 2013 Category: Insurance
Inquest into 2011 death of cyclist in Bermondsey
The inquest into the death of charity worker and art student, Ellie Carey, today highlighted the safety initiatives subsequently taken by both the firm involved and Transport for London. These actions are welcomed. But there should have been no need for this valuable young life to be sacrificed.
Date: May 8, 2013 Category: Inquest
HGV Drivers Given Extra Pair Of Eyes To Safeguard Cyclists In Blind Spots
Date: May 7, 2013
Category: HGV Technology
Drivers to blame for two-thirds of bicycle collisions in Westminster
Research revealed today found that drivers were to blame in 68 per cent of incidents while cyclists were responsible for 20 per cent. In the remainder of cases, both were to blame or the cause could not be attributed.
Date: May 3, 2013 Category: Driver responsibility
Companies Across Britain Implement Crossrail Lorry Safety Requirements
Crossrail’s rigorous safety requirements for any HGV working on the project is leading to widespread change in the UK haulage industry as vehicles are upgraded with new safety equipment to alert drivers to vulnerable road users.
Date: May 3, 2013 Category: Procurement, HGV Technology
New Civil Engineer joins forces with See Me Save Me
Commitment from the leading publication for the civil engineering industry to improved HGV safety technology and the See Me Save Me Campaign. Cover photo features Kate Cairns and the ghost bike for Eilidh, her sister.
Date: May 1, 2013 Category: HGV Technology
Radical ideas that could save lives on London’s roads
Road safety experts at the Transport Research Laboratory at Crowthorne, Berkshire, are investigating how to adapt London to cope with the cycling boom. Funding of £2million, provided by Transport for London, is being used to investigate: Dutch-style roundabouts prioritising cyclists; low-level traffic lights for riders; and hi-tech sensors attached to thousands of Boris bikes, to curb the rising number of collisions with HGVs.
Date: April 30, 2013 Category: Junction design, HGV technology
Government reportedly set to create new Office for Active Travel with budget of £1 billion
Cross-departmental body would focus on cycling and walking projects and could be announced in June, says BikeBiz.
Date: April 29, 2013
Category: Active Travel
FORS launches cycle safety toolkit
Transport for London, in partnership with Barclays Cycle Superhighways have developed a toolkit which offers practical advice to help fleet operators to minimise the risk of collisions between HGVs and vulnerable road users. The toolkit includes:
- A guidance booklet for fleet managers
- Cycle safety briefing - presentation slides
- A series of 6 posters aimed at raising awareness for drivers
- Policy documents
- Cycle safety briefing - driver record card
- Sharing London's roads - a guidance leaflet for drivers and cyclists
Date: April 24, 2013
Category: HGV Technology, Safer Systems
Council goes Dutch to improve cycle safety at busy roundabout
Date: 19 April 2013 Category: Junction design
Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) calls for a single national initiative, with ministerial sponsorship, to make Britain's streets and roads safe for walking and cycling as a matter of urgency.
Date: April 23, 2013 Category: Active Travel
A cyclist was fighting for life today after being crushed under a lorry while riding a Boris bike.
Date: April 22, 2013
Cyclists in the City: Righteous anger in the blogosphere
Date : April 19, 2013
London Mayor reacts to death of cyclist: "We are going to be stipulating that no HGV can enter London unless it meets cycle safety standards". NCE Article.
Date: April 18, 2013 Category: HGV regulation
New satnav alerts lorry drivers in London when they need to watch out for cyclists
Date: April 18 2013 Category: HGV technology
Relatives of Eilidh Cairns win small victory in cycle campaign
Date: April 16 2013 Category: HGV design
RoadPeace hold vigil to mark one year anniversary of the launch of See Me Save Me
Date: 5 February Category: See Me Save Me Campaign
Transport for London publishes TRL commissioned first independent review into construction logistics and cyclist safety
The report has 12 recommendations to tackle lorry danger including improving vehicle design to tackle the blind spot, acknowledging the need for a recognised national standard on work-related road safety, as well as extending the Health and Safety Executive’s remit to include work related road crashes.
Date: 2 February 2013 Category: Safer Systems, HGV safety technologies
London Assembly report Gearing up – safer cycling in London calls for TFL to tackle the threat of HGVs to other road users with a series of recommendations (recommendation 6)
Date: 21 November 2012 Category: HGV Safety technology
Mineral Products Association launches Policy to Protect Vulnerable Road Users, including a call to fit additional HGV safety equipment to eliminate the blind spot
Date: 2 November 2012 Category: HGV safety technology
Transport Select committee report calls on government to ‘Consider encouraging HGV's to fit sensors to improve cycle safety’
Date: 18 July 2012 Category: HGV safety technology
Read press release and full report
Institute of Mechanical Engineers supports mandatory HGV safety technologies to prevent 'blind-spot' deaths
The Institute of Mechanical Engineers reports that by 2015 it should be mandatory for all UK lorries and buses to be equipped with collision-avoidance technologies to decrease road deaths.
Date: April 2012 Category: HGV Safety technology
Haulage firm fit entire fleet with HGV safety technology in 'bid to save road cyclists'
Date: 05 March 2012 Category: HGV Safety technology
''The Camera System has so far proved to be a positive aid to our drivers and has been well received by them. If they prevent just one accident, then it’s got to be worthwhile fitting them as standard to all HGV vehicles.”
The Times launches Cities Fit for Cycling calling for mandatory HGV safety technology to be fitted to all HGVs as their number one manifesto point
Date: February 2012 Category: HGV Safety technology
Read more and watch the video
RoadPeace launch See Me Save Me campaign website dedicated to reducing lorry danger and saving lives at a ghost bike vigil in Notting Hill
Date: 5 February 2012
Read the launch speech
Emergency Medicine Journal publishes study into major injury trauma highlighting devastating nature of HGV injuries
Major trauma and urban cyclists: physiological status and injury profile
Date: 26 January 2012 Category: Road Trauma