Best Practice HGV driver cycle awareness training
Our one-day Safer Urban Driving course isSafer Urban Driving now Driver CPC certified, and is offered FREE OF CHARGE* to any professional LGV driver who drives in either Hammersmith and Fulham and/or our partner boroughs (Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster). * £8.75 document upload fee payable on booking All h&f lorry drivers (eg refuse collectors) have now completed this course.
"Safe Urban Driving" is a one day training course that covers a range of aspects of driving an HGV in the urban environment, with a particular focus on driving around vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians. The training is available to HGV drivers who regularly drive their vehicles within the boundaries of Hackney. There is no charge for the training, venue or equipment however drivers / their company must meet the cost of uploading driver details (currently £8.95 per person).
The Budget Book sets out how the Council arrived at its financial requirements for 2011/12 and how it intends to spend its budget. Seek to include the need for HGV drivers to have cycle awareness training as part of planning conditions / informatives.
Best Practice Two-way cycling on one-way streets Permeability
Compare LBHF Two-way cycling in Bridge Avenue We [LBHF] hope to be able to design and implement this in the current financial year We [LCC] would like to see most one-way streets becoming two-way for cyclists. Including Rainville Road, Minford Gardens and Lisgar Terrace for a start
Bikeminded is a new campaign launched this summer to encourage more people living or working in the Royal Borough to take up cycling to boost their well-being and improve the local environment. Bikeminded is a three-year campaign funded by a European programme to reduce carbon emissions. Kathryn King  www.bikeminded.org
The whole of Islington now has a 20mph limit, except main routes such as Pentonville Road, which will stay at 30mph. The 20mph limit applies to side or "non-principal" roads.
Cllr Paul Smith, Islington Council's Executive Member for Environment, said: "We're on the side of residents and this will make Islington's roads safer for everyone, whether they're walking, cycling or in a vehicle.
Compare LBHF There are very good 20mph areas called Home Zones. These all have calming measures such as speed tables or humps. Even so some vehicles go exceedingly fast. We recommend LBHF to have a default 20mph speed limit in the Borough
Major opportunities for cycling in H&F Hammersmith Bridge Hammersmith Gyratory Shepherds Bush Green
Outcome / Hammersmith Bridge We will, subject to consultation, continue the edge of carriageway lines in a straight line from their position at the towers and fill the "enclaves" between and before the towers with white hatch markings. This will impress on drivers the narrowness of the carriageway and encourage cyclists to "hold the road".
Outcome / Hammersmith Bridge In combination with [the] above, we will paint white cycle logos on the carriageway under the bridge towers. We believe that these measures could make a significant difference to cyclists' feelings of safety and security on the bridge.
Outcome / Hammersmith Bridge However, we do not believe that introducing a 20mph limit on the bridge is justified at the present time. [LCC] We are very pleased with these measures, but still consider a 20mph limit on the bridge essential and will continue to press for this
Outcome / Hammersmith Bridge Experience has shown that a driver thinking he has the right to do 30mph is very intolerant of a cyclist slowing him down If the limit is 20mph they may be more tolerant of a cyclist in their path
If Tower Bridge is special enough to have a 20mph limit, why not Hammersmith Bridge
Cycling Superhighway 9 This will use seven shared-use crossings to cross the A4, Fulham Palace Road and A4 again
and even less wide for a two-way shared-use path
CSH 9 Some cyclists going east would prefer to stay on the road. But there is a problem of congestion and delays in Beadon Road
Glenthorne Road/Beadon Road [LCC] We would like to see money spent on Beadon rd to give a clear path for cyclists through this bottleneck. [LBHF] We will look at what can be done as part of our traffic studies in relation to the Section 106 agreement for the National Car Park development, but there is an unsurmountable pinchpoint outside nos 14-18 Beadon Road
Access to a safe crossing After many months of nothing happening, [an Officer] of LBHF Highways Dept phoned John today to discuss the location of a ramp to take cyclists off the eastbound Uxbridge rd to deliver them to Westfield and the toucan crossing on the northern arm of the Holland Park roundabout.
It is possible that work may start on this very soon. [July 2009] It is possible that work may start on this very soon. [September 2012]
Our wish list 20mph on Hammersmith Bridge Clear route for cyclists on Beadon Road Best Practice and inspiring design Everything else A continuing open channel for discussion with Members on progress
WE RECOMMEND that – the Committee reviews and comments on the contents of this presentation and makes appropriate recommendations to the Cabinet Member for Transport and Technical Services and the Director for Transport and Highways