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Evening Standard calls for segregated bike lanes

3 Jun 2014 London infrastructure
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“We can do much better than this,” says the Evening Standard in a leader column on London cycling provision.

The influential paper says the death of another cyclist, this time at Vauxhall, is “a reminder of the urgency of the task of making the capital’s roads safer for cyclists”. Criticising Transport for London for its inaction, the Standard argues that there is only one solution – proper segregation of roads between motor vehicles and bikes. “Junctions are the cause of a disproportionate number of serious injuries and deaths for both cyclists and pedestrians,” it observes.

The Standard’s distinct call for separated bike lanes adds serious weight to the campaign by cycling groups, and ratchets up the pressure on TfL to commit to fixing London’s most dangerous roads and junctions without further delay.

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