Vigil protest as first cyclist dies in London this year

Stop Killing Cyclists will hold the protest outside Redbridge Town Hall

Stop Killing Cyclists will hold the protest outside Redbridge Town Hall

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A vigil and protest this evening will mark the death of the first cyclist in London this year.

The Stop Killing Cyclists group will hold the vigil outside Redbridge Town Hall at 6pm with candles and placards.

A 52-year-old man was killed in a collision with a car on the junction of High Road, Woodford Green, and Forest Approach at 1.30pm on Sunday.

A female cyclist is fighting for her life after a crash on the Green Man roundabout in South Woodford earlier today.

Last year four cyslists were killed on Redbridge roads and 89 seriously injured.

Stop Killing Cyclists Co-founder Donnachadh McCarthy said: “Redbridge Council needs to immediately protect its pedestrians and cyclists by introducing a safe, borough wide 20mph zone and to invest with the Mayor in London in a comprehensive borough wide segregated cycle network within 5 years.

“We want an end to the killing and maiming on Redbridge’s streets.”

 

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6:49pm Tue 11 Feb 14

@skippydetour says...

HOW MANY MORE CYCLISTS WILL DIE before BoJo will follow New York City with a " Vision ZERO Policy "?

Visit & " LIKE "
https://www.facebook
.com/pages/Vision-ZE
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32761709

By doing so YOU will HELP send BoJo a message ,

" One DEATH , is ONE TOO MANY in 2014 !

HAD the following article been about " ASIANS " , it would have attracted SWIFT ACTION :

http://www.dailyecho
.co.uk/yoursay/lette
rs/10996773.Cyclist_
s_death__was_the_fau
lt_of_all_cyclists_/
?action=success

Time PEOPLE treated Cyclists with CARE , allowed them SPACE !

"GLASS is Fragile , SO ARE CYCLISTS " ! When you PASS a vehicle , you give plenty of SPACE , yet when you pass a Cyclist , Very FEW will take CARE and allow them the necessary space to ride in PEACE !

SUPPORT Cyclists and this Group :https://www.faceboo
k.com/groups/stopkil
lingcyclists/1406766
176240957/?ref=notif
&notif_t=group_activ
ity
HOW MANY MORE CYCLISTS WILL DIE before BoJo will follow New York City with a " Vision ZERO Policy "? Visit & " LIKE " https://www.facebook .com/pages/Vision-ZE RO-Worldwide/5401236 32761709 By doing so YOU will HELP send BoJo a message , " One DEATH , is ONE TOO MANY in 2014 ! HAD the following article been about " ASIANS " , it would have attracted SWIFT ACTION : http://www.dailyecho .co.uk/yoursay/lette rs/10996773.Cyclist_ s_death__was_the_fau lt_of_all_cyclists_/ ?action=success Time PEOPLE treated Cyclists with CARE , allowed them SPACE ! "GLASS is Fragile , SO ARE CYCLISTS " ! When you PASS a vehicle , you give plenty of SPACE , yet when you pass a Cyclist , Very FEW will take CARE and allow them the necessary space to ride in PEACE ! SUPPORT Cyclists and this Group :https://www.faceboo k.com/groups/stopkil lingcyclists/1406766 176240957/?ref=notif ¬if_t=group_activ ity @skippydetour
  • Score: 0

10:49pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

@skippydetour wrote:
HOW MANY MORE CYCLISTS WILL DIE before BoJo will follow New York City with a " Vision ZERO Policy "?

Visit & " LIKE "
https://www.facebook

.com/pages/Vision-ZE

RO-Worldwide/5401236

32761709

By doing so YOU will HELP send BoJo a message ,

" One DEATH , is ONE TOO MANY in 2014 !

HAD the following article been about " ASIANS " , it would have attracted SWIFT ACTION :

http://www.dailyecho

.co.uk/yoursay/lette

rs/10996773.Cyclist_

s_death__was_the_fau

lt_of_all_cyclists_/

?action=success

Time PEOPLE treated Cyclists with CARE , allowed them SPACE !

"GLASS is Fragile , SO ARE CYCLISTS " ! When you PASS a vehicle , you give plenty of SPACE , yet when you pass a Cyclist , Very FEW will take CARE and allow them the necessary space to ride in PEACE !

SUPPORT Cyclists and this Group :https://www.faceboo

k.com/groups/stopkil

lingcyclists/1406766

176240957/?ref=notif

¬if_t=group_activ
ity
Keep taking the tablets, we are here to help, you do not have to worry,.

As a cyclist something needs to be done to substantially reduce the risks on the roads. Cycles and cars are incompatible on the same narrow roads these days with buses and hgv lorries adding to the problem. The above views by skippy detour are extremist cyclist viewpoints but there has been a big increase in cycle use one reason being increased public transport costs.
[quote][p][bold]@skippydetour[/bold] wrote: HOW MANY MORE CYCLISTS WILL DIE before BoJo will follow New York City with a " Vision ZERO Policy "? Visit & " LIKE " https://www.facebook .com/pages/Vision-ZE RO-Worldwide/5401236 32761709 By doing so YOU will HELP send BoJo a message , " One DEATH , is ONE TOO MANY in 2014 ! HAD the following article been about " ASIANS " , it would have attracted SWIFT ACTION : http://www.dailyecho .co.uk/yoursay/lette rs/10996773.Cyclist_ s_death__was_the_fau lt_of_all_cyclists_/ ?action=success Time PEOPLE treated Cyclists with CARE , allowed them SPACE ! "GLASS is Fragile , SO ARE CYCLISTS " ! When you PASS a vehicle , you give plenty of SPACE , yet when you pass a Cyclist , Very FEW will take CARE and allow them the necessary space to ride in PEACE ! SUPPORT Cyclists and this Group :https://www.faceboo k.com/groups/stopkil lingcyclists/1406766 176240957/?ref=notif ¬if_t=group_activ ity[/p][/quote]Keep taking the tablets, we are here to help, you do not have to worry,. As a cyclist something needs to be done to substantially reduce the risks on the roads. Cycles and cars are incompatible on the same narrow roads these days with buses and hgv lorries adding to the problem. The above views by skippy detour are extremist cyclist viewpoints but there has been a big increase in cycle use one reason being increased public transport costs. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -1

10:56pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Stevo98 says...

@skippydetour wrote:
HOW MANY MORE CYCLISTS WILL DIE before BoJo will follow New York City with a " Vision ZERO Policy "?

Visit & " LIKE "
https://www.facebook

.com/pages/Vision-ZE

RO-Worldwide/5401236

32761709

By doing so YOU will HELP send BoJo a message ,

" One DEATH , is ONE TOO MANY in 2014 !

HAD the following article been about " ASIANS " , it would have attracted SWIFT ACTION :

http://www.dailyecho

.co.uk/yoursay/lette

rs/10996773.Cyclist_

s_death__was_the_fau

lt_of_all_cyclists_/

?action=success

Time PEOPLE treated Cyclists with CARE , allowed them SPACE !

"GLASS is Fragile , SO ARE CYCLISTS " ! When you PASS a vehicle , you give plenty of SPACE , yet when you pass a Cyclist , Very FEW will take CARE and allow them the necessary space to ride in PEACE !

SUPPORT Cyclists and this Group :https://www.faceboo

k.com/groups/stopkil

lingcyclists/1406766

176240957/?ref=notif

¬if_t=group_activ
ity
Well said, Boris is no friend of cyclists, he has a track record of making up statistics that quite wrongly blame riders.
[quote][p][bold]@skippydetour[/bold] wrote: HOW MANY MORE CYCLISTS WILL DIE before BoJo will follow New York City with a " Vision ZERO Policy "? Visit & " LIKE " https://www.facebook .com/pages/Vision-ZE RO-Worldwide/5401236 32761709 By doing so YOU will HELP send BoJo a message , " One DEATH , is ONE TOO MANY in 2014 ! HAD the following article been about " ASIANS " , it would have attracted SWIFT ACTION : http://www.dailyecho .co.uk/yoursay/lette rs/10996773.Cyclist_ s_death__was_the_fau lt_of_all_cyclists_/ ?action=success Time PEOPLE treated Cyclists with CARE , allowed them SPACE ! "GLASS is Fragile , SO ARE CYCLISTS " ! When you PASS a vehicle , you give plenty of SPACE , yet when you pass a Cyclist , Very FEW will take CARE and allow them the necessary space to ride in PEACE ! SUPPORT Cyclists and this Group :https://www.faceboo k.com/groups/stopkil lingcyclists/1406766 176240957/?ref=notif ¬if_t=group_activ ity[/p][/quote]Well said, Boris is no friend of cyclists, he has a track record of making up statistics that quite wrongly blame riders. Stevo98
  • Score: 0

7:57am Wed 12 Feb 14

leyton bus says...

do you not think if cyclist stuck to the highway code and stopped at red lights instead of just going threw them it would be a lot safer for them , also if they had some sort of registration on them also insuranse , i know accidents happen and nt all are cyclists fault as other road users can be reckless and dangerous as well , but if a driver does not stick to the highway code he gets points on his license or loses it all together , what does a cyclist get when he doesnt stick to the highway code ? NOTHING
do you not think if cyclist stuck to the highway code and stopped at red lights instead of just going threw them it would be a lot safer for them , also if they had some sort of registration on them also insuranse , i know accidents happen and nt all are cyclists fault as other road users can be reckless and dangerous as well , but if a driver does not stick to the highway code he gets points on his license or loses it all together , what does a cyclist get when he doesnt stick to the highway code ? NOTHING leyton bus
  • Score: -4

8:52am Wed 12 Feb 14

AndyBSG77 says...

leyton bus wrote:
do you not think if cyclist stuck to the highway code and stopped at red lights instead of just going threw them it would be a lot safer for them , also if they had some sort of registration on them also insuranse , i know accidents happen and nt all are cyclists fault as other road users can be reckless and dangerous as well , but if a driver does not stick to the highway code he gets points on his license or loses it all together , what does a cyclist get when he doesnt stick to the highway code ? NOTHING
Do you actually know how many of the 14 cyclist fatalities in London last year were caused by the cyclist jumping a red light? I'll give you a clue, it was less than 1...

Do you know how many of those cyclists killed were killed by HGV's which were turning left without checking the cycle lane before turning? 8 of them.

I suppose you think it should be law that all cyclists wear helmets as well, despite that fact that in Holland where their cyclist death rate is significantly lower than ours almost no one wears cycling helmets.

The amount of people who ignorantly fall for the propaganda without checking any of the facts about cycling accidents and fatalities really is quite worrying.
[quote][p][bold]leyton bus[/bold] wrote: do you not think if cyclist stuck to the highway code and stopped at red lights instead of just going threw them it would be a lot safer for them , also if they had some sort of registration on them also insuranse , i know accidents happen and nt all are cyclists fault as other road users can be reckless and dangerous as well , but if a driver does not stick to the highway code he gets points on his license or loses it all together , what does a cyclist get when he doesnt stick to the highway code ? NOTHING[/p][/quote]Do you actually know how many of the 14 cyclist fatalities in London last year were caused by the cyclist jumping a red light? I'll give you a clue, it was less than 1... Do you know how many of those cyclists killed were killed by HGV's which were turning left without checking the cycle lane before turning? 8 of them. I suppose you think it should be law that all cyclists wear helmets as well, despite that fact that in Holland where their cyclist death rate is significantly lower than ours almost no one wears cycling helmets. The amount of people who ignorantly fall for the propaganda without checking any of the facts about cycling accidents and fatalities really is quite worrying. AndyBSG77
  • Score: 5

10:08am Wed 12 Feb 14

Stevo98 says...

leyton bus wrote:
do you not think if cyclist stuck to the highway code and stopped at red lights instead of just going threw them it would be a lot safer for them , also if they had some sort of registration on them also insuranse , i know accidents happen and nt all are cyclists fault as other road users can be reckless and dangerous as well , but if a driver does not stick to the highway code he gets points on his license or loses it all together , what does a cyclist get when he doesnt stick to the highway code ? NOTHING
The lorry driver who killed cyclist Catriona Patel was drunk and chatting on a mobile.

The lorry driver who killed Eilidh Cairns had faulty eyesight (the police didn't even bother to discover this until the same driver killed another woman.)

The lorry driver who killed cyclist Brian Dorling turned across his path.

The lorry driver who killed cyclist Svetlana Tereschenko was in an unsafe lorry, failing to indicate and chatting on a mobile. The police decided to charge him with..nothing.

The lorry driver who killed cyclist Deep Lee failed to notice her and smashed into her from behind.

The lorry driver that killed cyclist Andrew McNicoll failed to notice him and side swiped him.

The lorry driver that killed cyclist Daniel Cox was in a truck which did not have the correct mirrors and whose driver had pulled into the ASL on a red light and was indicating in the opposite direction to which he turned.

Keep your ill-informed garbage to yourself.
[quote][p][bold]leyton bus[/bold] wrote: do you not think if cyclist stuck to the highway code and stopped at red lights instead of just going threw them it would be a lot safer for them , also if they had some sort of registration on them also insuranse , i know accidents happen and nt all are cyclists fault as other road users can be reckless and dangerous as well , but if a driver does not stick to the highway code he gets points on his license or loses it all together , what does a cyclist get when he doesnt stick to the highway code ? NOTHING[/p][/quote]The lorry driver who killed cyclist Catriona Patel was drunk and chatting on a mobile. The lorry driver who killed Eilidh Cairns had faulty eyesight (the police didn't even bother to discover this until the same driver killed another woman.) The lorry driver who killed cyclist Brian Dorling turned across his path. The lorry driver who killed cyclist Svetlana Tereschenko was in an unsafe lorry, failing to indicate and chatting on a mobile. The police decided to charge him with..nothing. The lorry driver who killed cyclist Deep Lee failed to notice her and smashed into her from behind. The lorry driver that killed cyclist Andrew McNicoll failed to notice him and side swiped him. The lorry driver that killed cyclist Daniel Cox was in a truck which did not have the correct mirrors and whose driver had pulled into the ASL on a red light and was indicating in the opposite direction to which he turned. Keep your ill-informed garbage to yourself. Stevo98
  • Score: 7

12:12pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

leyton bus wrote:
do you not think if cyclist stuck to the highway code and stopped at red lights instead of just going threw them it would be a lot safer for them , also if they had some sort of registration on them also insuranse , i know accidents happen and nt all are cyclists fault as other road users can be reckless and dangerous as well , but if a driver does not stick to the highway code he gets points on his license or loses it all together , what does a cyclist get when he doesnt stick to the highway code ? NOTHING
You are talking nonsense for reasons stated above and you cannot generalise about cycists as they have to be more conscious of their surroundings that drivers of vehicles, if they happen to gingerly go over a red, this is rare but are often aware of any perils.
[quote][p][bold]leyton bus[/bold] wrote: do you not think if cyclist stuck to the highway code and stopped at red lights instead of just going threw them it would be a lot safer for them , also if they had some sort of registration on them also insuranse , i know accidents happen and nt all are cyclists fault as other road users can be reckless and dangerous as well , but if a driver does not stick to the highway code he gets points on his license or loses it all together , what does a cyclist get when he doesnt stick to the highway code ? NOTHING[/p][/quote]You are talking nonsense for reasons stated above and you cannot generalise about cycists as they have to be more conscious of their surroundings that drivers of vehicles, if they happen to gingerly go over a red, this is rare but are often aware of any perils. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 3

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