TfL announces further funding for cycle parking and training
Transport for London (TfL) has made a further £17m+ available for boroughs across London to make “key cycling improvements” in their local areas.
The money will be made available over three years for the creation of thousands of cycle parking spaces across London, and to provide training for cyclists and drivers.
TfL says that the Borough Cycling Programme will provide cycle training for thousands of Londoners of all ages, and around 15,000 drivers will take part in "Safer Urban Driver" courses. In some boroughs HGV drivers will be given specific cyclist awareness training.
Boris Johnson, mayor of London, said: “As part of my Cycling Vision, we are engaging in a £1billion programme of improvements to transform cycling in London.
“Making some of this money available directly to the boroughs will help ensure that cycling developments reach communities across the capital.”
Leon Daniels, managing director for surface transport at TfL, said: “All 32 boroughs and the City of London bid for, and received, funding through our Borough Cycling Programme.”
In a separate initiative, the UK’s first low-level signals for cyclists have been installed at Bow Roundabout in east London. Click here to read the full TfL news release.
New website includes members’ portal and info on training courses etc
Apply for Corporate Membership of Road Safety GB
Road Safety campaigns, research, data and help forum
NRSC 2017 | Manchester | 14-15.11.17
Click here to watch the presentations
YDF 2018 | RAC Club, London | 25.4.18
For more info and to register to attend click here...
Project EDWARD - 21 September 2017
For more info click here...
AROUND THE WEB
Could a hacker hijack your connected car?
BBC News looks at whether a rise in ‘over the air’ software updates means the risk of hacker hijack is also increasing.
The driving test trial
The findings of a DVSA trial, conducted with the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), released to coincide with the new driving test changes.
THINK! ‘pink kittens’ mobile phone advert
Click here to subscribe for weekly news alert