A cyclist has died in a crash with a tipper truck, making her the eighth cyclist to die on London’s roads this year.
The death of the 26-year-old woman on Monday morning came just three days after a 50-year-old cyclist died following a collision with a car in Harrow. Last year a total of 13 cyclists were killed on London’s roads and 14 died in 2013.
In response to the two fatalities in the past few days, LCC will be organising a flash protest at Bank junction on Wednesday morning between 8.30-8.45am.
There will be two rides into Bank if people want to ride in with others. One starting at Finsbury Circus (meet south side) and the other starting from London Bridge (west pavement, northern side). Meet at these locations at 8am, to leave at 8.15am.
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There will also be a vigil at the Bank of England, Bank Junction, City of London, EC4N 8BH on Monday 29th June ( Assembly time to be confirmed but likely to be from 5.30pm or 6pm in the evening)
This is a horrendous junction – 7 major and 2 minor roads merge there, meaning no matter how good the driving or cycling, it is a nightmare – with absolutely no sensible provision for cyclists and even pedestrians poorly looked after.
At least 3 of these roads needs to be closed to through traffic and made over for the huge numbers of pedestrians and cyclists using this junction at rush hour every day.
A staggering 33% of the rush hour traffic is already cyclists at this junction.
The City of London opposes provision of physically protected cycle lanes.
They have spent ZERO on protected cycle lanes over last 5 years.
On a positive the City has adopted a 20 mph – but it is unknown how much enforcement by the City of London Police is taking place.
7 out of the 8 kllings have been by Killer Tipper Trucks.
The Mayor of London should call an emergency Killer Tipper Truck summit to ensure all trucks in London carry the full safety technology and not just the safety mirrors which positively are coming in after our campaign in September.