pinit fg en rect gray 20   London Critical Mass Commemorates Cycling Deaths

london critical mass commemorates cycling deaths   London Critical Mass Commemorates Cycling Deaths

An estimated 600 cyclists gathered on the streets of London last Friday to commemorate the three deaths of cyclists during the London Critical Mass. The event was initiated after bloggers and forum posters sent out messages to pay respects to the three cyclists who died in recent road accidents.

Prof. David Vilaseca met a fatal accident on the corner of Tower Bridge Road and Druid Street last February 9. On March 9, Muhammad Ahmad suffered a deadly collision with a truck on the corner of Weston Street and Snowsfields, almost in the same vicinity as that of Prof. Vilaseca’s accident. Then on the day after, another cyclist named Shivon Watson was killed in East London, on Victoria Park Road.

The three deaths occurred at a time when the mayor of London had just launched his Cycling Safety Action Plan. This plan, however, was criticized as “inadequate”, and a…

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