“OK, stay on your bike,” says TfL Streets

 The Kingsland Road dismount sign that thousands ignored Improved, then removed It’s gone! The East London Railway team was in touch this morning to say that signage surrounding their bridgeworks is the responsibility of TfL Streets, not them. In any case, by this afternoon, the dismount sign that nobody loved or obeyed had been removed, […]

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Dismount sign removed

30th January 2007: Dismount sign removed The anti-cycling sign on Kingsland Road has gone, in response to our lobbying.   

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Hackney Cyclists’ trailer stolen recovered We were pleased and somewhat surprised to be able to recover our Vitelli super-trailer on 28th January 2007. An eagle-eyed friend of committee member Tim Evans (pictured towing below) spotted it in a Clapton street with a collection of other bikes and parts. We consulted the police, who were too […]

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You thought it had been turned into baked bean cans … but it’s back! The sign that wouldn’t stay down.

Two thousand cyclists per day are currently being instructed to get off their bikes at a temporary narrowing of the Kingsland Road for bridge works being conducted by the East London Railway extension project … and 2000 cyclists per day are quite reasonably ignoring the instruction. What is the practical difference between a powered two-wheeler […]

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Canal towpath scheme starts soon

British Waterways will soon be starting work on a major programme of work on the Regents Canal towing path between Old Ford Road and Camden Town, including the whole Hackney stretch. In addition to surface improvements, there will be new signage, mirrors under bridges, and even rumble strips and chicanes, designed to slow down some of […]

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Dozens of bike lockers for Frampton Park Estate

13th January 2007: Dozens of bike lockers for Frampton Park Estate The Frampton Park Estate Bicycle User Group has secured funding to install dozens of secure individual bike lockers on the estate within the next few months. Members of the LCC in Hackney distributed leaflets across the estate today asking residents to register their interest in […]

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Hackney LCC meeting 3 January 2007

Venue: Aspland and Marcon hall Present: Brenda Puech, Tim Evans, Vicky Lack, Therese Kilpatrick, Marian Farrugia, Sally Haywill, Sarah Kissack Apols: Oliver Schick, Ben Webster Matters arising We went to Murray Grove site visit – discussing ways to implement two-way cycling there. Simon Hughes may have done some pro-pedestrian leaflets for tow path. Burns Night […]

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HomeBikePark: parking solutions for residents

HomeBikePark is our residential cycle parking project, set up to kick-start the provision of secure, convenient cycle parking for residents of social housing in Hackney. Cycling is getting more popular, more quickly in Hackney than anywhere else in the country (according to Census 2001). We know it’s a quick, reliable, healthy way to get around. […]

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