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.
Tower Hamlets Wheelers were saddened to hear that yet another cyclist has died on the borough roads.
We offer our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Javed Sumbal who died when hit by a LGV in Commercial Road on Thursday, 6th December during the morning rush hour (around 08.20). Javed worked as a delivery cyclist for Darwin's Deli in Shadwell to fund his MBA studies and was on his way to work.