Police appeal for information following death of cyclist at city's 'nastiest' gyratory

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Police appeal for information following death of cyclist at city's 'nastiest' gyratory
3rd June 2014

Police are appealing for information following the death of a cyclist after a collision with a lorry in Vauxhall.

The crash happened in Parry Street at 7am yesterday, at what has been dubbed the city's 'nastiest' gyratory.

The male cyclist, aged 52, died at the scene.

Officers believe they know the identity of the deceased and a post-mortem examination is set to be scheduled.

The lorry driver stopped at the crash site and no arrests have been made.

Next of kin have been informed.

The incident happened on a stretch of road where four lanes of traffic meet.

The Mayor’s Cycling Commissioner, Andrew Gilligan, has called this gyratory London’s “nastiest”, and in December the campaign group Stop Killing Cyclists staged a ‘die-in’ in the area.                                                                                   

They are calling for emergency segregated lanes and the enforcement of truck safety regulation.

Transport for London are planning a major overhaul of the roads in Vauxhall.

A two-way traffic system will replace the gyratory system and a 0.9 mile two-way segregated cycle track will be introduced from Oval through Vauxhall and on to Pimlico.

Work could begin in the autumn and complete by the spring of 2015.

Transport for London have set a target of a 40 per cent reduction of the number of people killed on London’s roads by 2020.

People with information relating to the Parry Street incident are asked to call 0208 285 1574.

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