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Third cyclist hit in two days, things must change

It has been reported that in the last few days two cyclists have been seriously injured and another has died after a series of incidents in London this week. One of the deaths occurred on Cycle Superhighway 2, which has just been extended from Bow to Stratford, and was criticised by a coroner last month as "an accident waiting to happen".
Yesterday Boris Johnson unveiled at £35million safer cycling programme that will include full or semi-segregation along a route between Bow and Aldgate. A new North-South route between Elephant and Castle and King's Cross via Blackfriars bridge will be "substantially segregated".
Jenny Bradley said:
"We are seeing too much of this devastation, things need to be addressed and a change must happen. As a London commuter, it is quite clear that the blue cycle lanes lure cyclists into a false sense of security. Segregated lanes are the solution, these injuries can and should all be prevented" 

You can read more about this story in Cycling Weekly, in the Evening Standard here and here, and at the London Cycling Campaign website.

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