Cyclists call for city-wide safety measures after eighth death in six months

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Cyclists call for city-wide safety measures after eighth death in six months

Hundreds of cyclist gathered in the streets outside the Bank of England today to mourn the latest cycle-related death earlier this week.

Ying Tao, 26, was killed after being hit by a lorry during the rush hour on Monday morning. 

Her death followed that of Clifton James, 60, who died from serious head injuries he suffered when he was hit by a car in Harrow on Sunday morning. 

Cyclist gathered to observe a moment of silence, and listen to speeches by cycle safety advocates. 

Tao was the eighth person this year to be killed cycling on the city roads. 

Seven of the eight deaths followed collisions with lorries or HGVs. 

Tom Bogdanowicz, Senior Policy Officer for the London Cycling Campaign, says the junction next to Bank underground station is a "problem" and that the City of London, who are in charge of the road "are supposed to be doing something". 

Leon Daniels, Managing Director of Surface Transport at TfL, said: "Every death on our roads is one too many and we are working hard, day and night, to prevent these tragedies happening. We are investing nearly £1 billion in upgrading the existing Cycle Superhighways with greater segregation, introducing major new segregated cycle routes and backstreet quiet routes, and overhauling dozens of junctions both on our roads and on borough roads, to give more protection to pedestrians and cyclists.

“Delivering such major improvements will take time, but we are working flat-out to do so. Over the forthcoming weeks and months, Londoners will see major improvements for cyclists delivered on our roads.”

London Live were down at the event.

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