Cycling fatality in Archway - we call on Londoners to join our ‘space for cycling’ protest on Monday 2 September
- By London Cycling Campaign on at 12:23pm 5 August 2013
- Posted in: News and blogs
- Tagged with: cycling fatality, space for cycling, holborn, aldgate, go dutch, archway
After a man in his sixties was killed cycling in Archway this morning, we've renewed our call for Londoners to join our protest ride on 2 September telling the Mayor that city streets must be made much safer for cycling.
The London Ambulance service reported the death via Twitter at 11.24am, while the London Evening Standard has reported that a lorry was involved, and that the crash took place on Archway Road. The lorry is believed to be a 7.5-tonne box van with a Dublin registration plate.
The Evening Standard and ITV London both interviewed local shopkeeper Haq Awan who called the ambulance when he saw the cyclist in the street. He said, "I don't know if he was hit or if he fell down by himself". He added, "The driver came up to me and said that he looked in his nearside mirror and saw the man falling down. That was the reason he stopped, but he was sure he didn’t hit anyone."
London’s air ambulance service attended the crash, as it has over 30 collisions involving serious injuries to cyclists already this year.
LCC’s Mike Cavenett said, "It's dreadful to learn of yet another cycling fatality, and our thoughts are with the victim's family and friends.
“The streets around Archway are a notoriously dangerous place to cycle and walk, and local people have protested in an effort to have the area redesigned to make it more people-friendly.
“We urge all Londoners to join our peaceful protest ride on the evening of Monday 2 September, where we expect thousands to join us to tell the Mayor to provide dedicated space for cycling.”
"Separating bicycles and motor traffic at busy roads and junctions using continental-style infrastructure is an essential part to make cycling safe and inviting for everyone.”