On Friday, 18th November Tower Hamlets Wheelers  will be commemorating the fifth anniversary of the vigil that we organised at Bow roundabout in 2011  by meeting again at the roundabout at 18:00.
Last night friends and members of Wheelers gathered for a vigil at the memorial bike of the anniversary of the death of Svitlana Tereschenko at Bow Roundabout who was tragically killed there four years ago. Our members also took the opportunity to remember the other victims of Bow Roundabout, Venera Minakhmetova (13 Nov 2013) and Brian Dorling (24 Oct 2011) by placing flowers.
London Assembly Green Party member Darren Johnson has tabled two CS2 upgrade questions for Mayor's Questions at City Hall on Wednesday morning (21 Jan) and we are going along for a publicity photocall. Could you join us?
Time is 9.15am for about 30 mins, outside City Hall, SE1 2AA [location map].
11th November was the third anniversary of the tragic death of Svitlana Tereshchenko who was killed at Bow Roundabout. Her memorial bike, which had been restored by Wheelers and removed for the CS2 upgrade, was returned to the site last week. During its removal the bike has been modified so that parts cannot be removed from it.
Transport for London are currently consulting on major improvements to Cycle Superhighway Route 2 (CS2) between Aldgate and Bow roundabout. These proposals feature segregated cycle tracks and junctions redesigned to separate cyclists from motor vehicles and will need your support if they are to go ahead.
Take action to tell Transport for London that you want to make CS2 safer and more inviting so that everybody feels able to cycle.
Following on from the Cycle Superhighway 2 summit held at City Hall on 28 November, organiser John Biggs (London Assembly Member for City of London, Tower Hamlets, Newham and Barking & Dagenham) has sent the attached letter to the Mayor of London, with a copy to the Mayor’s Cycling Commissioner Andrew Gilligan (who attended the meeting) and Commissioner of Transport for London, Sir Peter Hendy. It summarises the suggestions and comments made by the panel and audience about how to improve CS2.
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.