CycleDigest November 2013
From the Editor
The number of cyclists and pedestrians who have died in collisions with large vehicles in London over the past few weeks is shocking. And when the media publish the names and ages of the people involved, each death turns even more poignantly into the human tragedy that it is. It's got to stop.
If you'd like to write to the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, asking him to take urgent action, we've set up a letter-writing facility that we hope will help.
We want to see improvements in road infrastructure, cycle-friendly lorry design and restrictions on HGVs at the busiest times. CTC has also written to Transport Minister Robert Goodwill calling on him to hold hauliers to account whenever a lorry is involved in a cyclist's fatality.
Please join us in asking the Mayor to apply the most fundamental principle of safety management to this dreadful situation and tackle the danger at source.
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In the past two weeks, six cyclists and three pedestrians have been killed on London's roads by large vehicles, four of which were lorries.
Please support CTC's call for the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to deal with the source of the danger as a matter of urgency. You can send the Mayor an email outlining the actions we believe he needs to take. Thank you.