Friday, 23 January 2015

Cyclist killed at Hackney junction by left turning HGV

Dear Friends,

North London. Dangerous junction. Cyclist. HGV turning left. Fatality.

It is a tragedy that this could almost be a repeat of a previous email. The death of a cyclist last week in North London has many parallels with the incident where a cyclist was killed by a left turning tipper lorry at Ludgate Circus in October, itself a repeat of a death at the same junction in April 2014 [1].

The awful and disturbing events are recorded in the Evening Standard here [2], the LCC have further details and analysis of the junction [3].

We need urgent action to stop these events continually repeating themselves. A demonstration and vigil will be taking place on Monday at 6:30pm, at the junction with Amhurst Park and Seven Sisters Road. We need as many people as possible to join the protest to highlight this issue and push for action.

Join Monday's demonstration to demand action to stop the deaths from left turning HGVs: https://www.facebook.com/events/545314158904738

We know segregated cycle lanes save lives and last year you told us they were the issue you most wanted us to campaign on. So please support Hackney people on bikes, who campaign for protected cycle tracks on the main roads in Hackney. Twitter: @HackneyPOB

This petition was set up to push for changes in the 12 months following November 2013, and although we've seen progress, this death reminds us there is so much more to do. We will continue the campaigning and the petition is still open for new signatures [4].

Together our campaigning can make a real difference and help bring about a safer future on London's roads.

Kind regards and hope to see you on Monday,


Fred


P.s.  If you don't want to receive occasional emails now the 12 months are over there is an unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email. Rhiannon and I really appreciate all the support we've received by everyone who has signed the petition.
P.p.s. If you would like to be involved in running the campaign we'd love to hear from you.

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[1] http://saveourcyclists.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/cyclist-dies-after-crash-at-ludgate.html
[2] http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/cyclist-killed-in-crash-in-north-london-9989385.html
[3] http://lcc.org.uk/articles/cyclist-dies-in-another-london-tipper-lorry-crash
[4] https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-our-cyclists