Cycling in London has taken up too many column inches recently. We’d like to be able to say that it’s because this city is catching up with the 21st century in terms of limiting congestion and pollution and putting us on par with other cycle safe cities. Unfortunately it isn’t. London has lost six cyclists in a space of two weeks and a total of 14 this year.
Tonight there is a peaceful protest outside the Transport for London HQ asking for:
1.The Mayor and Boroughs to spend at least the same per person on cycling provision as The Netherlands (the UK spends about £1.25 per person – the Netherlands spends about £33 per person)
2. A ban on vehicles whose drivers cannot see adjacent road-users.
3. A full London-wide segregated network to be built urgently.
Everyone is welcome to attend this mass die-in and vigil to campaign for safer cycling and you are asked to bring candles, lights, blankets to lie on and placards. Jude Brosnan
Tonight, 5pm vigil, 5.30pm-5.45pm die-in, 5.45pm-6.30pm rally and vigil. Transport for London Headquarters, Palestra Building, 197 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NJ. Find out more at stopthekilling.org.uk