Please take 20 seconds to tell the Mayor of London cyclists need a safe Bow roundabout

Currently the choices for cyclists at the Bow roundabout are:

1. Use the 'Superhighway'

2. Use the flyover

In a civilised city, neither of these is acceptable...

Today, we've written to the Mayor of London Boris Johnson telling him Bow roundabout needs to be redesigned to make it safe for cyclists (see text below).

Now we want you to do the same: write now

Two fatal crashes in three weeks at this location is an unacceptable death toll.

Please add your voice to those calling for change: 

Mrs Debbie Dorling, widow of Brian Dorling who was killed at Bow on 24 October by an HGV:

 "We went to watch the reconstruction of the collision and whilst I was watching the traffic in 20 minutes 3 more cyclists were nearly hit. I said to the police and traffic engineer at the time that someone else will die."

Former mayoral candidate Steven Norris said at the weekend:

"I'm a huge supporter of more cycling in London … but I do think that we've got to look at the Cycle Superhighways and make sure they really are safe."

London Cycling Campaign

Dear Mayor,

Last Friday a second cyclist in three weeks was killed in a collision with a motor vehicle on your Cycle Superhighway at Bow Roundabout, east London.

London Cycling Campaign is appalled and deeply saddened by this preventable tragedy.

We know you must feel the same and will want to do everything you can to prevent more such deaths.

You'll be aware that we, the London Cycling Campaign, and others have written to Transport for London on a number of occasions highlighting the very serious dangers presented to cyclists and pedestrians at and near this junction, including after it was redesigned to accommodate the Cycle Superhighway.

We call on you to take urgent and immediate action to make this junction safe for all road users.

Staff and local volunteers at London Cycling Campaign are ready to assist in any way to support an urgent and immediate redesign.

Yours sincerely,

Ashok Sinha
Chief executive

Please take the time to email the Mayor write now


The Evening Standard described friday's victim as a "woman, known only as Lana"

  • By Alison at 12:56pm 15 November 2011

Perhaps the LCC should start an E petition. This is what motorists are currently doing to get the government to almost certainly do a u turn on fuel prices. Cyclists need to shout a lot louder (as do motorists) about their right to move safely on London roads (and indeed throughout the country). We vote too and they should listen to us!!

  • By Cyklops at 3:11am 5 December 2011

My sincere sympathies.

Too much emphasis on BLAME and not enough education about wearing bright colours.

DULL red is not a bright colour. A vest is not enough.

My own statistical analysis reveals FE MALE cyclists not wearing BRIGHT COLOURS.

IRRESPONSIBLE helmet manufacturers should make helmets in either WHITE,

flourescent YELLOW or flourescent ORANGE.

Backpack Manufacturers to make backpacks BRIGHT.

COLOUR is the KEY.

BE SEEN by CAR Drivers that are changing CD's, looking at SAT NAVS, texting,

peering through rainy windscreens,

lighting cigarettes, talking to passengers, tuning the radio, eating.

Irresponsible Cycling Campaign Posters featuring Cyclists wearing DARK colours,

have a look for yourself ?

Irresponsible leadership amongst cycling community !

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I must express my absolute disgust the recent theft of the wheels from 'Lana's' ghost bike. Is this a true reflection of the prevalence of an emotionally and morally void subclass within our society? whoever you are, please question your own significance in relation to decency and civilisation.

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I must express my absolute disgust the recent theft of the wheels from 'Lana's' ghost bike. Is this a true reflection of the prevalence of an emotionally and morally void subclass within our society? whoever you are,.

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I must express my absolute disgust the recent theft of the wheels from 'Lana's' ghost bike. Is this a true reflection of the prevalence of an emotionally.

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