London Cycling Campaign)
Today we are mourning another cyclist, in another collision with a large vehicle, at another notorious set of junctions, in London.
This time it was High Holborn in Camden, where LCC has already protested, in 2013, following the death of Alan Neve. This is the fourth cycling fatality in this small tangle of one-way streets and junctions in five years.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim today. While we don’t know the cause of this collision, we do know that High Holborn joins a growing list of junctions known to be hostile and dangerous, where in 2018, someone cycling has been killed or seriously injured. Alongside Woolwich Roundabout and Old Street, these are also junctions where action to improve them has been delayed or obstructed.
This is not good enough. In a city which our Mayor has promised will become a ‘byword for cycling’, the progress on delivering safe space for cycling has been unacceptably slow. We need the Mayor to instruct TfL to make good his promise, including the Mayor’s Sign for Cycling pledges to LCC members and supporters, to roll out much more protected cycle tracks fast, and fix the most dangerous junctions as soon as possible.
Join us in protesting at Holborn on Monday, from 5:30PM, to send a strong message to the Mayor, TfL and London’s Councils that they need to pick up the pace. They needs to break this lethal pattern.
When: Monday 20 August
Arrive from: 5:30pm
Ride starts: 6:00pm
Start location: Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5BE
End location: Bloomsbury Square Gardens, London WC1A 2RJ