Pressure Builds on Boris After Latest Cycling Death in London

Pressure is mounting on Mayor of London Boris Johnson after another cyclist was killed on London’s roads last Friday.

 

Pressure is mounting on Mayor of London Boris Johnson after another cyclist was killed on London’s roads last Friday.

A 22 year old girl was involved in a fatal accident with a lorry on the junction between Abby Street and Tower Bridge – an infamous cycling accident black-spot.

Campaigners are urging the Johnson to adopt a ‘Vision Zero’ policy which has been running successfully in Sweden. 

A spokesperson from the London Cycling Campaign (LCC)  said: “Tower Bridge Road is a busy road.

“When you ask people to share space with fast-moving vehicles this is what happens. The question is why are there so many cycling casualties full-stop. Sweden has a zero-fatality policy, this is where London should be heading. The number of deaths is unacceptable.”

The LCC are currently running a large scale investigation of all the roads in London to see how they can be improved for cyclists.