CycleDigest November 2013

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Lorries pose a serious risk to cyclists in urban areas
Lorries pose a serious risk to cyclists in urban areas
CTC's monthly round-up of cycle campaigning news
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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.

Cherry Allan
CTC Campaigns

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Die-In and Vigil

29 November 2013, 17.00 – 18.30, outside the offices of Transport for London, London

A peaceful protest following the shocking number of cycling fatalities in London in recent weeks. This is not a CTC event and we accept no responsibility for the possible legal or safety consequences of attending. However, in the current circumstances, we feel it may be of interest to some of our readers. More details on the event's Facebook page.

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