30 March 2011: Give some time for No More Lethal Lorries 'Day of Action'
- By London Cycling Campaign on at 12:00am 04 Mar 2011
- Posted in: Blog, Take action
- Tagged with: hgvs, No More Lethal Lorries
photo Ben Broomfield Lorry drivers working for Hammersmith & Fulham council receive cycle training
LCC is calling for all cyclists to help collect signatures for our No More Lethal Lorries petition on the Day of Action on Wednesday 30 March 2011.
It's helpful if you pre-register (here), but anyone can just turn up at one of the petition locations on the day and help out.
Our petition is insisting on cycle training for all London council lorry drivers to help improve safety for cyclists.
Lorries make up only 5% of London traffic, but are involved in over half of the cyclist fatalities.
On the Day of Action, LCC staff and volunteers will be located at busy cycle routes all over central London, stopping cyclists and asking them to sign the petition (7.30-10am and 4-7pm).
There'll also be drinks at The Perseverance pub in Lamb's Conduit Street from 7.30pm.
Lorry campaigner Charlie Lloyd said, "Too many cyclists have died or been terribly injured already in 2011, and all cyclists are being asked to contribute to the effort to prevent further casualties.
"Councils must take the lead in providing cycle training for all their HGV drivers straightaway, and we hope that one day cycle training will be mandatory for all London lorry drivers."
LCC's campaign has already resulted in five London boroughs giving cycle training to their lorry drivers, but we want thousands more signatures to persuade other councils to follow suit.
Three ways to take part:
1. Please sign the petition online now if you haven't yet
2. Volunteer to collect signatures
If you have some time to spare on Wednesday 30 March 2011 to speak with other cyclists and help gather signatures, please leave your details here. We'll get in touch shortly.
3. Join our Facebook page for event updates.