Driver charged with causing London cyclist's death by careless driving

On 15th July 2103 last year cyclist Alan Neve, aged 54, died after a crash with a lorry in Holborn. Alan had been on his way from his home in Poplar to work for the Performing Rights Society in the West End.

Lorry driver Barry Meyer, 52 from Walthamstow, has been charged with causing death by careless driving as reported in the Evening Standard. He has also been charged with not having the correct driver's licence for the 32 ton tipper lorry and driving with no insurance.

Alan's death prompted London Cycling Campaign to run the second protest ride in a month calling for Space for Cycling. The high risk road layout on one of the busiest cycle routes in the UK has been the focus of complaint for many years.

Since Alan's death and that of Francis Golding in November Transport for London and Camden Council have agreed to cooperate in removing the one-way system in this area which creates extra hazards for cyclists. As an interim measure cycling has been allowed in the westbound bus lane on Bloomsbury Way.

Mr Meyer has been bailed to appear in Highbury magistrates court  on August 5th.

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I dont want this particular individual to suffer the collective weight of all our disgust when it comes to cycle safety but I think its time for strong measures. A long prison sentence may solve all our traffic problems.

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