Vigil to mark anniversary of Michael Mason’s death

To mark one year since Michael Mason was killed in a road crash in London, the Cyclists’ Defence Fund, together with the campaign group Stop Killing Cyclists will hold a ride and vigil on Regent Street on Friday 13th March.

The legality of pedicabs

Pedicabs, or cycle rickshaws, provide transport for passengers on short, emission-free journeys.

The demand for this mode of transport has been strong, and pedicabs have become a colourful and vibrant part of the wider integrated transport network available in London. The regulations governing pedicabs outside of London have, however, made it difficult for this transport mode to develop to its full potential in other UK cities.

This article outlines the legal status of pedicabs across the UK.

In London

Volunteers wanted for road crime photography project

Model Dag Lindberg suffered serious injuries in a crash whilst he was cycling in London two years’ ago.

He is now using his experience as a model and as a road crash victim to create a photography exhibition to demonstrate to politicians and the public the extent and impact of road crime.

Met Police Re-Launch Operation Safeway

Three cyclists, and another 26 people, have lost their lives on London’s roads already this year. This is three times the number of people killed in the same period in 2014.

As a result, the Metropolitan Police have taken the decision to re-launch Operation Safeway, which started in 2013 after six cyclists were killed in just two weeks.

The operation will involve the deployment of more than 600 police officers at 166 key junctions in the city during morning and evening rush hours. The operation will last for six weeks.

Baroness Jones raises concern over Mason case

London Assembly member, Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb, has written to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to express her concern over the police’s handling of the Michael Mason case.

'Pointless' prosecution of helmet-cam cyclist dropped

The Cyclists’ Defence Fund has welcomed a last-minute decision not to prosecute cyclist Kristian Gregory for allegedly straying slightly over a white line on a poorly designed and unclearly signed pavement cycle track.

CDF to support Michael Mason’s family's quest for justice

The bereaved family of cyclist Michael Mason will begin their quest for justice after the Cyclists’ Defence Fund (CDF) confirmed today (Friday 19 December) that it will provide funding to support their case. CDF is a linked charity established by CTC, the national cycling charity, with the remit to deal with issues related to cycling and the law.

Summons for cyclist fined for pavement cycling

A cyclist whose legal challenge is being supported by the Cyclists Defence Fund has received a court summons for failing to pay a fine for pavement cycling.

Kristian Gregory was fined in August on New Kent Road in London by a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) taking part in Operation Safeway, a high-profile Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) initiative aimed at improving both driver and cyclist safety.

Campaigners call for secure funding for cycling and walking

Six campaigning organisations have joined forces to support amendments to the Infrastructure Bill in order to force the Government to plan for much greater investment in cycling and walking.

Safeguard and boost investment in cycling and walking

The suggested amendment to the Bill proposes an investment plan similar to the one used for the railways, which has contributed to the increase in rail traffic to the levels of the 1920s.

Young cyclists sought for awareness raising project

FixersUK is a charity that helps motivated 16-25 year olds raise awareness of the issues that are most important to them in creative ways, by using multi-media techniques such as short films, graphic design and music. The completed projects are regularly featured on ITV News.

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