More deaths at the hands of London cycle routes15 November 2013
Two cyclists have been killed within the past 48 hours on the roads of London.
The recent fatalities bring the death toll to five cyclists in the last nine days, and 13 cyclist deaths in the capital so far this year.
One thousand cyclists joined in protest at Bow Roundabout this week (13 November) led by London Cycling Campaign staff and volunteers along with and officers from the Metropolitan Police, in an attempt to send a message to Boris Johnson that the number of cycling deaths in the city is deplorable.
LCC Chief Executive Ashok Sinha, said: "We urge Mayor Boris Johnson to respond to the anger and frustration clearly felt by Londoners at the recent tragedies by agreeing to prioritise pedestrian and cycling safety above motor traffic flow, both at Bow and at some many other streets and junctions where our lives are threatened each day."
Tom Jones, head of policy at Thompsons Solicitors, said: "So long as Boris continues to talk and not deliver the death toll will continue to rise.
“It’s time Boris Johnson took responsibility and properly addressed the safety of London’s cyclists. Paint and flannel don't save lives.”