Cyclists To Block Dangerous Junction in London

Cyclists in London plan to block a junction today to protest against the 60% rise cycling related deaths in 2 years.

Cyclists in London plan to block a junction today to protest against the 60% rise cycling related deaths in 2 years.

Bike Alive is behind the protest and wants cyclists to meet at the notorious junction outside King’s Cross station at 6pm today.

Supporters say they plan to repeat protests with the aim being to close down King’s Cross for at least 1 hour per week until TfL (Transport for London) make changes to improve safety for cyclists. 

Despite TfL saying they are willing to make changes, they have confirmed that they will not happen before the 2012 Olympic Games, something that worries cyclists.

One campaigner told press, “There is a level of inactivity on behalf of TfL which is difficult to comprehend. There has been a 50 per cent increase in the number of people who cycle in London recently and they are talking about improvements which will take three years.”

Campaigners have also expressed their anger at the recent efforts of the capital to create safer cycling by painting lanes at the sides of roads.

One cyclist mockingly said they were “a metre-wide lick of paint which is supposed to protect cyclists from a lorry”.