Lambeth gives more cyclists opportunity to sit in lorry cab



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Lambeth Council's Sustainable Transport team is organising a series of events giving cyclists the chance to chance to sit in the cab of a lorry.

So far, events have been scheduled to take place in Waterloo, Clapham, Brixton and Streatham in May, June, July and September 2010 (see map above), from 5.30-7.30pm.

Venue / date
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July
September
Waterloo, SE1 8WA
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7
Clapham, SW4 0P
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Brixton, SE24 0PA
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Streatham, SW16 3BT
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The events are designed to educate cyclists as to the dangers of riding close to large vehicles that often have limited visibility.

Eric Duvall of Lambeth Council said, "At each event there'll be an HGV, a Dr Bike event, along with cycle trainers from CTUK

"Veolia and Conways are kindly supplying the vehicles and drivers for free."

Lambeth leads the way in driver training
The Borough of Lambeth has distinguished itself as being the first borough to provide training whereby lorry drivers get to experience being a cyclist.

LCC is lobbying for such lorry-driver training to form a central part of the capital's strategy to reduce road danger for cyclists. 

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