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.
TfL has recently introduced changes to the A13/Blackwall Tunnel Approach.
The change involves adding a new pedestrian crossing to connect the Aberfeldy Housing Estate to East India Dock DLR station; and the removal of the bus lane on the A13 East India Dock Road. The excuse given for this is that the new pedestrian crossing would cause additional delays to traffic on the A13, so ways were sought to mitigate any increase in traffic journey times.
Firstly, I would like to thank everybody involved in organising and spreading the word about the Candlelit Vigil at Bow Roundabout, I saw a lot of planning and organisation at very short notice, and with care and sensitivity.
Secondly, thanks everyone who attended, and those who spoke, and pledged their support in whatever way, in making sure this never happens again. In my mind, it was a very moving and necessary thing to do.