Today at 6:00pm, for a 6.30pm start, London Cycling Campaign will mount a peaceful flash protest in response to the four recent cycling deaths in just over a week, and the increasing number of serious cycling injuries. The most recent fatality, a young woman in her mid-20s at Bow roundabout this morning, was the third cyclist to die at this location.
Representatives from Tower Hamlets Wheelers and the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) today urged LB Tower Hamlets to publicly engage and lead on reducing the danger from lorries in the borough.
Meeting outside the Town Hall, a letter was handed to Councillor Shahid Ali, Cabinet Member for Environment and Jamie Blake, Director Public Realm asking for the council's support of the LCC's Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling pledge.
The London Cycling Campaign has released a progress report on its Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling campaign and it's not good reading for those cycling in Tower Hamlets. Our council has been given the lowest possible mark for their inaction on committing to use the safest lorries and best-trained drivers.