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Cyclist death is reminder of why ‘urgent action is needed’ on HGVs

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Published: 8 July 2013
Report: British Cycling


British Cycling today reminded the Mayor of London to urgently act on his promise to investigate options for removing dangerous lorries from London’s streets following the death of a 20 year old cyclist in East London.

Responding to the news, British Cycling’s Director of Policy and Legal Affairs, Martin Gibbs, said:

"Urgent action is needed to remove this danger"

British Cycling Policy and Legal Affairs Director Martin Gibbs on HGVs and cycle safety

“The Mayor has promised to investigate options for removing dangerous lorries from London’s streets – as has already happened in Paris and Dublin.

“HGVs are involved in a disproportionate number of cycling deaths and urgent action is needed to remove this danger. This is another sad illustration of why roads need to be designed with cyclists in mind.

“We need safe junctions and good quality cycling infrastructure so that cycling is a convenient and appealing transport option for everyone.”

More information about British Cycling’s policy on HGVs can be found here