London Assembly Member John Biggs will be chairing a Cycling Superhighway 2 (CS2) Safety Summit at City Hall next week. The summit, which is open to the public, has been called in the aftermath of the recent tragic deaths of cyclists on CS2 and is an attempt to draw not only the attention of Londoners but also the Mayor of London and Transport for London.
This summit, to be held on 28 November, will be an opportunity for local residents and cyclists who use the CS2 to air their views on what actions should be taken, to agree a list of demands for the Mayor and Transport for London and to get a commitment from them to act.
Local Labour London Assembly Member John Biggs 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.”