Camden New Journal)
Cyclists play dead in protest over pensioner killed by cement mixer in Camden Town
10 October, 2016
TRAFFIC was brought to a standstill in Camden Town this evening as cyclists lay down in road as part of a protest following the death of a pensioner.
Road safety campaigners organised the vigil and “die-in” after 79-year-old Sheila Karsberg was killed in a collision with a cement mixer at the junction of Pratt Street and Camden High Street last month.
Steven Edwards, from Dartmouth Park, who joined the protest, said: “I knew Sheila from walking my dog on the heath and have known her for years and years. We need some urgent improvements. Measures should be already in on this street. We need a network of routes for cyclists, which are segregated. We need to push to keep traffic on the main roads. All the measures will benefit pedestrians, they’ll just make the streets safer.