Bike Activists’ Victory over ‘lock or lose it’ Bike Parking

Just received this news from the London Cycling Campaign (

“Bikes parked on railings could have been under threat if the proposed law had been passed

LCC and cyclists are celebrating victory against legislation that could have seriously undermined the growth of cycling in the capital.

A proposed law that could have made bike parking in London a ‘lock it and lose it’ lottery has been rejected by a committee of peers in the House of Lords.

The law, had it been passed, would have allowed council contractors to remove without notice bicycles chained to railings even if they were not an obstruction or abandoned.

LCC arguments played a crucial role
Arguments from the London Cycling Campaign played an important role in the peers’ deliberations. Committee members listened to the case for and against the legislation and concluded that the relevant clauses should ‘not proceed”.

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