To mark the tragic death of yet another cyclist in Holborn’s dangerous one-way system, the London Cycling Campaign will be holding a protest outside Holborn Station on Friday 4th March. Please gather at 5:30pm at Russell Square (south side). We’ll then ride south at 5:50pm to the junction outside Holborn Station. Santander Cycles are available at Marchmont Street opposite Russell Square station if you prefer to hire a bike. Light rain is forecast so please come with waterproofs and the protest finishes after dusk, so please bring lights.
For more details, see our event listing here.
We will be protesting – yet again – the continued lack of action to deal with road danger at this hazardous junction and others in the Holborn one-way system, where now eight cyclists have died in collisions since 2008. The most recent, prior to this week’s sad death, was that of Doctor Marta Krawiec last August, just north of Holborn Station. At that location, temporary changes were made within weeks following that fatality. We urge London’s authorities to act swiftly here also – but more, not to wait for yet another predictable fatality or serious collision at such a location before taking action.
At this stage emergency services have confirmed that the latest collision took place in High Holborn near the junction with Southampton Row and that it involved an HGV. The victim has been named as Shatha Ali, a former corporate lawyer and believed to be in her 30s. Our sympathies are with the friends and family of the victim.
Lost Children – The meeting point for lost children is outside Nandos on Southampton Place – if you need help call 07989356211
Dangerous Junctions Campaign
We're campaigning to tackle London's most Dangerous Junctions. Our list includes the Holborn gyratory which we have now been forced to protest at twice within 6 months. Find out more about our campaign and the ways you can support us here.
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