First Cycle Superhighway Death

A 50-year-old cyclist has died in a collision with a lorry on the roundabout at the Bow flyover on one of London’s cycle superhighways, a Transport for London spokesman confirmed that this marks the tragic first fatality since the scheme was officially launch in July, 2010. A man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving in connection to the death.


The cycle superhighway scheme, the aim of which is ultimately to create continuous routes into central London for cyclists, was first announced back in 2008 by then-Mayor Ken Livingstone. Four routes are already in operation – Bow to Aldgate, Barking to Tower Gateway, Merton to the City and Wandsworth to Westminster – with 8 more due to come online by 2015.


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