Cyclists Call For Central London Car Ban After Ninth Death In 2015

Serious Injury Lawyers Call For Changes To Keep Cyclists Safe After Latest Protest


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Cycling campaigners have called for a ban on all cars in parts of central London after another cyclist was killed on the capital’s road – the ninth so far in 2015.

The London Cycling Campaign (LCC) has called for London to follow the example of other major European cities, such as Madrid, Paris and Copenhagen and only allow public transport in central areas.

Expert serious injury lawyers at Irwin Mitchell believe changes are required to protect cyclists in London as the issue of road safety is not going away and cyclists are still suffering life-changing injuries or losing their lives in incidents in the capital.

The campaign to ban cars from some areas of central London is the latest in a long line of calls from cycling groups to make infrastructure and safety improvements to protect vulnerable road users in the capital.

Campaigners continue to stage ‘die ins’ at accident blackspots and locations of serious accidents and many have called for improved safety technology fitted to HGVs, which are commonly involved in accidents with cyclists, graduated junctions and other infrastructure improvements.

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Colin Ettinger, a Partner and specialist serious injury lawyer at Irwin Mitchell, said: 

Expert Opinion
Clearly the very serious issue of cyclist safety on London’s road is not going away and people are suffering serious, life-changing injuries or losing their lives too often.

“There have been nine cyclist deaths in central London so far this year and with the traditionally more dangerous winter months to come this figures is only going to rise. We understand the devastating consequences of collisions involving vulnerable road users and a failure to act to improve road safety will see the deaths toll rise.

“It is clear that change is needed to keep cyclists safe on the capital’s roads and road safety organisations are working together with the government and Transport for London to develop strategies to tackle the problems faced by all road users.
Colin Ettinger, Partner