TfL have launched a consultation on the Bow to Stratford section of Cycle Superhighway Route 2 (CS2). The consultation closes on 11th February 2013 and Wheelers are contributing to the London Cycling Campaign's response.
This month last year Brian Dorling and Svitlana Tereschenko were both tragically killed in collisions with trucks at Bow roundabout. 40 days after Svitlana's untimely death her family placed a 'ghost' bicycle in her memory at the place where she died.
Svitlana’s family have expressed their shock that the driver of the vehicle that hit her last November at Bow roundabout will not face criminal prosecution and as members of the local cycling community we share that response.
Having sat through her inquest on 2nd May at Poplar Coroner’s Court we feel that there was sufficient evidence to go to a jury on a charge of causing death by careless driving.
Ken Livingstone visited the Bow Roundabout on Monday 23rd January and met members of Tower Hamlets Wheelers and Tower Hamlets Cycling Club. Livingstone brought with him senior Labour politicians: our MPs, John Biggs, our London Assembly Member, and John’s colleague Val Shawcross – who sits for Lambeth and Southwark's on the London Assembly. Both Labour councillors for Bromley by Bow, as well as Josh Peck, Bow West and Labour leader attended.
Firstly, I would like to thank everybody involved in organising and spreading the word about the Candlelit Vigil at Bow Roundabout, I saw a lot of planning and organisation at very short notice, and with care and sensitivity.
Secondly, thanks everyone who attended, and those who spoke, and pledged their support in whatever way, in making sure this never happens again. In my mind, it was a very moving and necessary thing to do.
Local cycling groups Tower Hamlets Wheelers and Newham Cyclists are holding a candlelit vigil on Friday, 18th November from 6.00-7.00pm at Bow roundabout to pay our respects to the two cyclists who have died there in th