We need Camden to make good on its promise for safer streets in Fitzrovia

Fitzrovia safer streets map.

Camden Council is asking people living in the borough to put forward their ideas for making our streets better for safe travel by walking, cycling and social distancing. In some parts of the borough they have already made improvements. Now it's our turn. "We want to make it easier and safer for people to walk …

Pedicab Bill postponed until Parliament begins debating members bills again

Commons business.

Nickie Aiken's Bill to regulate pedicabs in London, due to be presented on Tuesday 21 April when Parliament opened, had to be postponed due to MPs having to take time to debate setting up a "virtual Parliament". The MP for Cities of London and Westminster said: "I was due to present my Bill to the …

MP for Cities of London and Westminster to introduce pedicab regulation Bill

Passenger and cargo bicycle.

Nickie Aiken the MP for Cities of London and Westminster is to introduce a Bill to Parliament on 21 April for the regulation of pedicabs to carry paying passengers. The Pedicabs (London) Bill would allow Transport for London to regulate the use of pedicabs in public places in Greater London for hire or reward, and …

Independent cycle shops beat the corporate giants by continuing to serve customers

Cycle shop frontage.

Fitzrovia's two independent cycle shops are beating the large chain stores by continuing to provide a service for customers during difficult circumstances. Under new legislation cycle shops along with food shops are allowed to continue to trade as long as they follow strict social distancing guidelines to protect their customers and staff from the coronavirus. …

Cycle to work this week (and every week) in Camden and Westminster

Don't let the weather put you off cycling to work because Camden and Westminster cyclists have some tips and events to make your journey a pleasure every day. Today (Monday) from 4:30pm to 7:30pm in Kensington Gardens there will be a free Dr Bike Mechanic, "Exchanging Places HGV Awareness", cycle security marking, and cycling information, organised by Westminster …

Westminster council to draw up new plans for ‘improving the Oxford Street District’

Buses and taxis on Oxford Street.

Westminster council has written to community groups in the neighbourhoods surrounding Oxford Street to announce that "completely new proposals" will be drawn up after the summer but that pedestrianisation is "off the table for good". In a letter signed by leader Nickie Aiken and cabinet member Richard Beddoe they say there is a very clear …

Cycling is part of the solution to London’s transport challenge

Strava heat map.

Mayor Sadiq Khan wants to ban cycling along Oxford Street, yet it is an important route for cyclists connecting east and west London. So why is the London Cycling Campaign asking people to support the Mayor's plans? Transport for London are asking people's views on yet another consultation for the so-called "transformation of Oxford Street". …

Free cycle security and road danger awareness training outside the Beeb

Policy cycle event.

The Metropolitan Police will be holding a free "exchanging places" and security event outside Broadcasting House this month to help cyclists ride defensively and prevent cycle theft. It is an opportunity for cyclists to get their bikes marked with a security tag that can be registered on a database to prevent theft. If the cycle …

Camden to hold inquiry before decision on Torrington-Tavistock road layout

Cyclists and motor vehicles at junction.

Camden Council is to hold a public inquiry ahead of any decision on the future of the experimental Torrington Place and Tavistock Place road layout which prioritises walking and cycling. The new traffic system along the east-west route linking Fitzrovia, Bloomsbury and Kings Cross was implemented in 2015 to address concerns about motor traffic volume and road …

Cross-party group of MPs and Peers to investigate whether the justice system is properly serving cyclists

Cyclists travelling along London street.

A cross-party group of MPs and Peers is to conduct a comprehensive inquiry to investigate if the justice done on behalf of injured and killed cyclists is fit for purpose. The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG) will carry out a select-committee-style inquiry to explore road traffic incidents involving a "close pass" or a collision and is calling for evidence …

Months of utility works will close sections of road from Torrington Place to Tavistock Place

Road closed and diversion signs.

An operation to lay power cables for a new hospital in Fitzrovia will cause months of disruption this winter from Torrington Place to Tavistock Place with cycle and motor traffic diversions. A trench is currently being dug along Torrington Place, and will continue along Byng Place, Gordon Square, Tavistock Square, and Tavistock Place until February next year, to …

Police close cycle lane after white paint causes riders to crash

Police and ambulances.

Police closed a cycle lane on a busy stretch of Tottenham Court Road this morning for safety reasons after several cyclists sustained injuries after skidding and falling on the road. A combination of freshly painted white lines and a shower of rain caused the edge of the cycle lane and other road markings to become very …

Free cycle maintenance and information at Whitfield Gardens for Bike Week 2016

Two men and bicycle.

Cyclists living and working in Fitzrovia can get a free check up of their bike and pick up information about cycling in London at Whitfield Gardens today as part of Bike Week 2016. If you are new to cycling in London or not sure about getting around safely the stall situated on the corner of …

Updated plans for Marylebone to Fitzrovia cycle route to be shown

Map of proposed cycle routes.

Updated plans for a Marylebone to Fitzrovia cycle route are to be shown at a public consultation event on Thursday 28 January. Plans for a new route connecting Edgware Road to Cleveland Street, as part of the Central London Cycle Grid, will be unveiled after changes following a previous consultation. "In October 2015 the City Council consulted residents and businesses on proposals …

Business group sends cyclists the wrong way along one way streets

Cover of cycling guide.

The Fitzrovia Partnership Business Improvement District is to recall and scrap its guide to cycling in Fitzrovia after realising that it was directing cyclists to ride the wrong way down one way streets. The local cycling guide, which was distributed to businesses in and around Tottenham Court Road and made available at Kings Cross and Euston …

North-south cycle ‘quietway’ proposed for Fitzrovia streets

Drawing of public realm changes.

A north-south cycle route with contraflows and a segregated track is planned through the centre of Fitzrovia by Westminster City Council and Transport for London as part of a Central London Cycle Grid. The route would link Fitzrovia with Pimlico via Trafalgar Square and St James's Park. The streets in Fitzrovia affected by the proposals are …

Westminster council unveils plans for Fitzrovia and Marylebone cycle quietway

Map of cycling route.

Westminster City Council is to hold an exhibition of plans to create an east-west cycling quietway through Fitzrovia and Marylebone. The section of this route being consulted on within the City of Westminster is approximately 2km in length. The streets affected by these proposals are Harrowby Street, Seymour Place, Crawford Street, Paddington Street, Nottingham Place, …

Camden Council to take extra measures to keep cycle lane clear

Truck parked in cycle lane on Tottenham Court Road.

Camden Council is to step up parking enforcement on Tottenham Court Road after complaints it failed to keep a cycle lane clear, part of a very busy network that runs through Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia. On Thursday morning at 9.15am last week a Veolia refuse vehicle with a Camden Council logo was parked in the cycle lane on Tottenham …