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Wall of Death protest, 2nd April 2014. Photo: Stop Killing cyclists.

Protesting the London Boroughs 'wall of death'

Donnachadh McCarthy

3rd April 2014

London cyclists were protesting yesterday at the failure of all but a handful of London's 33 Boroughs to invest in safe cycle routes - and the many thousands of deaths that failure is causing. Donnachadh McCarthy reports. more...
Kate and Flo knee deep in The Quaggy. Photo: Jon Nicholls (fotologic) via Flickr.com.

New life for our lost urban rivers!

Jenny Jones

24th March 2014

Cities all over Britain are threaded by 'lost rivers' that have been hidden away in tunnels and culverts. Jenny Jones argues that it's time to restore them to a more natural state - improving habitats for wildlife and people, and reducing flood risk. more...
The Mercedes Econic has large glass areas to the front and side that give the driver a direct view of nearby pedestrians and cyclists. Photo: LCC.

Cyclists demand 'direct vision' lorries on city streets

The Ecologist

21st January 2014

The London Cycling Campaign has demanded that 'direct vision' lorries become the standard on city streets - to save the lives of cyclists, pedestrians and other road users. more...
Cyclists dismount, and drivers get out and push. Photo: ned the head via Flickr.com

Metropolitan Police - stop persecuting cyclists!

Donnachadh McCarthy

15th January 2014

London's Metropolitan Police have responded to a spate of cycling deaths by ... persecuting cyclists for cycling on pavements in order to avoid 'death junctions'. Donnachadh McCarthy wrote this Open Letter ... more...
In late 2013 this mass die-in took place outside the TFL headquarters to protest the spate of deaths and injuries to London cyclists. Photo: Stop Killing Cyclists.

Stop Killing Cyclists - the birth of a movement

Donnachadh McCarthy

15th January 2014

Following the death of 44 cyclists on London's 'killing roads' since 2011, the city has a new cyclists' movement with a radical edge and a focus on direct action. Donnachadh McCarthy is a co-founder of Stop Killing Cyclists. more...
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 ... more...

New safe cycling routes for London

The Ecologist

16th December 2013

This week the London Mayor Boris Johnson will announce a huge expansion of safe cycling routes across England's capital city. more...
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. more...
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 ... more...

Boris - save London's cyclists!

Oliver Tickell

15th November 2013

After five cyclists die on London's roads in nine days, a thousand cyclists call on Mayor Boris Johnson - 'save our skins!' more...

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 ... more...
London 2012

Olympic organisers LOCOG critiscised over sustainability choices

Mark Gee

25th July, 2012

How did BP and EDF ever become the London 2012 Olympics sustainability partners? Mark Gee says he is at a loss to understand more...

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London mayor election: who is the greenest choice?

Mark Briggs

26th April, 2012

With Londoners due to go to the polls to elect a mayor for the next four years, the Ecologist analyses the policies and asks, who is the greenest choice? more...
The Olympic 2012 greenwashing award

BP, Dow and Rio Tinto targeted by Olympic ‘greenwash’ award

Mark Briggs

16th April, 2012

Row over ‘unethical’ London 2012 sponsorship continues as campaigners target BP, Rio Tinto and Dow Chemicals more...
Five of the best… Easter walks

Five of the best… Easter walks

Simon Barnett

5th April, 2012

What better way to round off a slap-up Easter feast than with a walk through some of the UK’s finest countryside? Walking charity, Ramblers’ Simon Barnett rounds up five of the best more...
The World’s Heritage

The World’s Heritage

Ruth Styles

15th March, 2012

Championing conservation and shining a spotlight on some of the planet’s most iconic places, UNESCO's latest tome, The World’s Heritage, is an inspiring read, says Ruth Styles
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The Ecologist meets… Alice Asquith

The Ecologist meets… eco designer Alice Asquith

Ruth Styles

28th February, 2012

The queen of green yoga wear talks to Ruth Styles about the brilliance of bamboo textiles and explains why it’s time to give your iron a break more...
London Green Fair June 2012

London Green Fair June 2012

On the 9th and 10th of June, over 20,000 people will gather in the idyllic setting of London’s Regents Park for a celebration of nature, music, and community, as the London Green Fair returns to celebrate its 20 year anniversary – why not join them? more...
Is Paris on course for a greener future?

The future's vert: why green is the new black in Paris

Lida Hujić

21st February, 2012

Paris is famous for its chic spin on glamour but also for its fur, its waste and its excess. But with green designers slowly making inroads, things could be about to change, says Lida Hujić more...
PHOTO GALLERY: Reclaim to Wear

PHOTO GALLERY: Reclaim to Wear and Central St Martins

Ben Martin

21st February, 2012

As London Fashion week draws to a close, don’t miss the chance to see the work of a talented band of up-and-coming young designers who are helping to make upcycling this season’s hottest new trend more...
And this season’s colour is…green

Fashion special: And this season’s colour is… green

Ruth Styles

20th February, 2012

From local manufacturing to natural textiles, times are changing in the fashion industry. What’s more, the new look eco fashion isn’t just green – it’s seriously cool as well. Ruth Styles reports from London and Copenhagen more...
The Ecologist meets…Orsola de Castro

The Ecologist meets… Orsola de Castro

Ruth Styles

17th February, 2012

The designer and Estethica founder chats to Ruth Styles about upcycling, showcasing new green talent and why eco-design has earned its place at the top table of British fashion more...
Air pollution

UK uses EU 'loophole' to delay tackling air pollution in London

Tom Levitt

13th December, 2011

Government lawyers set to argue in High Court that EU rules allow them to delay meeting air pollution targets until as late as 2025 in London despite growing health crisis more...
Dow Chemicals

Petition to stop Dow Chemical partnering with 2012 London Olympics

Ben Hudson

3rd December, 2011

Responsible for one of the worst industrial accidents in the world, Dow Chemical's toxic legacy threatens the reputation of the London Olympics more...

Occupy the Streets: voices from inside the London protest

Catuxa Argibay

26th October, 2011

It started in Wall Street but has now spread to cities all over the world. The Ecologist visited the London demonstration against financial greed and inequality to hear what activists had to say... more...

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