Cyclist killed in London. You wouldn’t guess…
No, you wouldn’t guess, reading the discussion on it, or reading the blog posts on it…
Another cyclist / lorry death and why your help is needed
A male cyclist in his 20s died in Homerton Hospital, Hackney, yesterday (Friday 4th Feb) after being struck by a left turning lorry on the Kingsland Road / Dalston Junction on Wednesday.
Two years ago today (February 5th) Eilidh Cairns was killed by a truck as she cycled through a junction at Notting Hill.
Today, Eilidh’s sister Kate Cairns is asking for cyclist’s help in order to pass a written declaration at the EU to fit all heavy goods vehicles in Europe with side sensors and cameras in order to eliminate their blind spots. A number of MEPs have signed up to the motion, but many more are needed before it expires in two weeks time;
The whole process will take no more than two or three minutes of your time using an automated form, and it might just make a difference.
Most of the London MEPs have signed, so if you have a family address outside of the city I’d encourage you to use that.
Thank you for your help, and please ride safe.
No, you wouldn’t guess that behind all this hand-wringing about “dangerous lorries” and similar horsecrap, what is buried is that the guy died, er, guess what, in a cycle lane.
Here is the spot on Street View, back… (sorry, apparently I am unable to embed the sight).
… and front, complete with next-candidate-to-be-killed cycle-lane-ignoramus.
And the usual deadbrain bikelaneists think that what’s needed to solve this disaster is “Dutch style infra”. Wow.
The segregation issue is becoming a Turing Test for cyclists, indeed.
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