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GARDEN SQUARES: the BikeGrid would link many of London's historic garden square to make them cycle-friendly and pleasant public spaces. Image: LCC.

London's Bike Grid taking shape after four years

London Cycling Campaign
| 16th December 2013
In 2009 the London Cycling Campaign published plans for a Zone 1 BikeGrid, a badly needed cycle network for central London. This week the Mayor is to announce the BikeGrid's final form. Here's the LCC's original inspiring plan ...

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Cyclist's vigil at Bow following the sixth cyclist death in 2 weeks. Photo: Ben Broomfield.

London's cycle deaths: we know the solutions

Rachel Aldred
| 20th November 2013
Six London cyclists have been killed on London's roads in under two weeks. As London Mayor Boris prepares to be questioned by Assembly Members on the death toll this morning, Rachel Aldred says we already know the answers ...

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Aerial Boris Bike-abouts for London?

Oliver Tickell
| 7th November 2013
Suspended aerial cycle paths are the way for Boris to extend cycle superhighways over London's busiest and most dangerous roundabouts. The Ecologist understands he is looking at the idea ...

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The mass die-in of cyclists outside Transport for London's offices, 30th November 2013. Photo: Catherine Nelson.

Dying-in for cycling sanity

Catherine Nelson
| 2nd November 2013
Last Friday 2,000 people joined a massive 'die-in' to protest at recent death of six London cyclists - and their public demonisation by London Mayor Boris Johnson. Catherine Nelson was there, demanding a radical re-balancing of London's transport priorities.

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Review: K West Hotel and Spa

Valentina Jovanovski
| 4th August 2011
With its chic bar, spacious rooms and organic spa, the K West Hotel is proof that choosing a green place to stay doesn’t mean missing out on the little luxuries, says Valentina Jovanovski

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Climate Camp comes to The City

Peter McDonnell
| 16th March 2009
'If you liked sub-prime, you'll love carbon trading!' Join the Camp for Climate Action on the 1st of April as they set up in the Square Mile to greet global leaders and remind them that climate change must remain on the agenda

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Guerrillas in our midst

Olly Zanetti
| 21st January 2009
Under cover of darkness, a dedicated team of activists is slowly rescuing unloved pockets of land from botanical meltdown. Olly Zanetti meets the guerrilla gardeners lighting up London.

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