Bit of a heads-up on a London-based protest ride though this takes place away from the recent battleground of better cycle safety within Greater London itself.
Lorries as we know are the biggest dangers to cyclists in London with a disproportionate amount of recorded deaths in the capital due to collisions with lorries/HGVs compared to car collisions over recent years.
Back in late November, London’s Mayor Boris Johnson promised a review of every major planned scheme on Transport for London roads, and of every junction on the Cycle Superhighways with pedestrians and cyclists in mind following a spate of accidents. Since then another cyclists’ death, the 16th this year, has occurred on London’s streets involving a lorry.
A cycle tour with a difference takes place on Saturday in London. It will involve up to 150 cyclists touring the capital’s 10 most dangerous junctions for bicycles to highlight what they believe is unnecessarily dangerous road designs.
Verbals between cyclists and motorists are an all too common feature of sharing the road. We’ve all been in that situation where a motorist will make a point of yelling at you through an open window of their car over your presence on the road or over a near collision (which is usually their fault).
Its been a couple of months since the events of the critical mass mow down in Brazil when a motorist ploughed into a group of cyclists enjoying a group ride through the streets of the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre.
Five days after the events in Porto Alegre, cycling communities around the world are still in shock at what happened in the city on Friday night when a driver ploughed through cyclists participating in a critical mass event. Today will see a protest march in Porto Alegre attended by many who were involved in the incident as well as many like-minded citizens of the city.
A truly horrific event occurred in Brazil on Friday evening (February 25). A motorist ploughed into a group of cyclists enjoying a critical mass ride in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre. Thankfully no one died but the incredible video footage of the incident is shocking.
We all know Denmark is the place to go for what is good about cycle infrastructure and it comes as no surprise that one city in the country has been looking at the thorny issue of cycle accidents that involve right-turning vehicles, mainly trucks.
As the New Year approaches, it feels appropriate to spare a thought for people who have lost their lives this year to accidents while cycling, not only here in the UK but across the world.