Oh the poor girl, what a terrible thing to happen, bikes are so vulnerable at the elephant...:-(
in archway on sunday a male cyclist was out with his son, all of the age of 3 the child was riding the bike and his dad held him by the scruff of his neck whilst riding his!
the language from car drivers was incredible..
mind you it did look precarious.
My sincere condolences go to those who knew the woman in question.
However, shame on those who have stalled over the southern roundabout replacement, which might have prevented such an accident; TFL, Southwark Council and Boris Johnson.
Val Shawcross raised this precise issue with Boris Johnson, as reported by SE1 here when addressing the issue of the roundabout delays.
She said: "There have been five really serious cycling accidents just around those two roundabouts in the last five years which is the same number of cycling accidents that there have been involving all of the bendy buses in the whole of central London for five years."
The Times online cycle accident map for 2007 shows so many red dots on the E&C roundabout that it's impossible to tell whether it was the scene of seven, eight or possibly more accidents, and that's only /reported/ data covering one year.
Maybe if the roundabout were included in the congestion charging area we'd see a reduction of vehicles in the area. Let's hope the new T Junction and "cycle super highways" will will make life safer for pedestrians and cyclists.