On Monday, 24 October the 14th London cyclist of the year was killed in traffic. A male rider was crushed by a tipper lorry in a roundabout near the Bow flyover in east London.
The media focuses on the fact that it was the first fatality on a so called “cycling superhighway”.
However, another fact is even more annoying and depressing.
Once again, there have been advance warnings to TfL about the the poor design of the junction where the crash happened.
“London Assembly Member John Biggs said he twice met with Transport for London officials over concerns with the Bow Flyover.
However, he was told there was no obvious solution which would not cause massive traffic delays. Mr Biggs said he had the same response in a written question to London Mayor Boris Johnson.”
(Diamond Geezer discusses the awful road layout at the Bow Flyover in detail here.)
This is at least the forth time this year that a London cyclist died on a road that was harshly criticised in advance. (more…)