Local cyclists to commemorate Bow fatalities with candlelit vigil at roundabout on Friday

Local London Cycling Campaign groups in Tower Hamlets and Newham are organising a candlelit vigil at Bow roundabout on the evening of Friday 18 November 2011 to commemorate the two cyclists killed there in recent weeks.

Representatives from Tower Hamlets Wheelers and Newham Cyclists will be at the roundabout from 6-7pm, and people from all over Greater London are being encouraged to join them.

Tower Hamlets' cyclist Gerry Matthews said, "We hope local people find the time to join our vigil, perhaps for a few minutes on their way home if they travel through the roundabout."

Regional and local politicians have also been invited to take part, and it's hoped they'll stand side by side with local cyclists in calling for the Mayor to redesign the roundabout to make it safe for walkers and cyclists.

Family and work colleagues of Brian Dorling have also indicated they might join the vigil.

Please write to the Mayor to tell him Bow roundabout isn't safe.


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Will be there from Merton.

 

Why are any deaths and serious injuries "acceptable" at all on our roads?

 

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