Intelligent lorry design can make London streets safer for cycling

photo This article on safer lorry design for cycling first appeared in London Cyclist magazine


LCC has published an article in London Cyclist magazine listing measures that can improve lorry/HGV design to make cycling safer in London and urban areas (download the article).

The article shows an existing lorry (one of the safer designs currently on the street), and explains how it could be vastly improved to pose less of a threat to vulnerable road users.

HGV campaigner and former lorry driver Charlie Lloyd said, "It’s high time that urban lorries were designed in such a way that the reduction of the danger they pose to the vulnerable was made a priority."


This is important. But ideally cyclists should be segregated from HGV traffic at all major junctions.

  • By paul at 5:04pm 9 March 2012


Agreed - but there are a lot of minor roads/junctions where this would make a difference. I would like to see the Health and Safety executive brought in. Any company operating machinery in a public road should be liable to prosecution if it is not as safe as possible.

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It was a good and innovative idea. I can’t stop to appreciate the idea to design a lorry such a way that cycling safer. The posted image of the lorry in thiscvs looks good and you explanation for the each part of the lorry is really understandable. I am little confused about how it works, but after seeing your post, I have cleared my doubt.

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