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'Safety summit' called for CS2

27 Nov 2013 London safety
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The London Assembly is to stage a ‘safety summit’ to investigate the notorious Cycle Superhighway 2.

CS2, from Aldgate to Stratford, is the focus of concern after three cyclists were killed using the route. The route is most infamous for Bow Roundabout, but is generally agreed to be poor quality until it reaches the new section at Stratford High Street. It was memorably skewered by the Guardian’s bike blogger Peter Walker in a recent video.

The summit will take place at City Hall on Thursday 28th November. It will be chaired by London Assembly Member John Biggs, of the Labour party, who said:

“The tragic death of cyclists on our streets should not have happened and I want the Mayor to acknowledge the gravity of the situation. The Mayor needs to hear what road users who regularly use this route have to say about whether they feel safe or what changes could be made to improve it. I would encourage anyone who cycles or drives on CS2 to come along to the meeting and share their views.
“The Mayor’s Cycling Czar Andrew Gilligan will be attending to report back to the Mayor about the issues raised at the meeting. We urgently need the Mayor to act and make Cycle Superhighway 2 safer for all road users. It is unacceptable that people continue to die on this stretch of road and it will be invaluable to hear from people who use CS2 everyday.”

The meeting is open to the public, but must be booked by e-mailing [email protected]. It will start at 6pm in Committee Rooms 4 and 5.

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