Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Thank You

Dear Friends,

Thank you

It has now been nine months without a cyclist being killed by a HGV - a stark contrast to the first half of 2015 which saw seven cyclists killed by lorries. This pause would not have happened without the increased focus on safety in response demands for safety improvements, and every supporter of this campaign played their part in making that happen.

We have shown that progress is possible and fatalities are not inevitable, but there is much more which needs to be done [1] - Stop Killing Cyclists have called on the Cycling Minister Robert Goodwill to urgently extend the London requirements for HGV mirrors nationally to protect cyclists all over the UK [2].

In London we now have several mayoral candidates and parties committed to expanding protected space for cycling, showing that many of our politicians believe in the need for safe cycling for all Londoners.

I won't be emailing again before the election, but a reminder that Stop Killing Cyclists' protest is this evening (Wednesday) in central London, the die-in is from 6pm (speeches from 5:30pm) - please attend if you can.

Thank you again for your support,


Fred


P.s. Thanks to everyone who contributed to our #SaveOurCyclists Twitter campaign, if you haven't there's still time to get involved - simply share your own messages using #SaveOurCyclists.

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[1] http://saveourcyclists.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/nine-months.html
[2] https://www.facebook.com/groups/stopkillingcyclists/permalink/1710065762577662/