Thursday, 17 November 2011

Levenes Cycle Injury at the London Cycling Campaign AGM

I attended the London Cycling Campaign's AGM last night, a great event with some very interesting points discussed on the night. I’m particularly looking forward to seeing how the Go Dutch campaign goes. The LCC’s Go Dutch campaign aims to tackle the years of car-centric planning that have squeezed cyclists off major routes across and between boroughs. The 'Go Dutch' campaign calls for clear space, Dutch-style, for cycling along major roads in every London borough. In my opinion, it’s important we fight for safe cycling spaces on our roads so that new generations of cyclists are not put off cycling because of safety concerns.

Eilidh Cairns, hit by a HGV
on her way to work
On a personal level, it was nice to catch up with people that I haven’t seen for a while and the post AGM drink at the Albert Arms was a great round off. I discussed the possibility of a cyclist protest at the House of Commons for the HGV 10 minute rule bill (25th Nov, Sir Alan Beith MP). Something that I am close to on a personal and professional level, having represented the family of a cyclist on a judicial review to make HGV’s safer. But the general consensus seemed to be that it’s probably premature since the bill is unlikely to receive any parliamentary time. But it’s something that we as a cycling community should keep tabs on and keep the pressure on.

Overall, a good night from the LCC.

by Kevin O'Sullivan - Partner Levenes Solicitors

1 comment:

  1. Good to meet you properly last night, Kevin. Glad you enjoyed the AGM, and were enthused by all the positive campaigning messages. 2012 is going to be a huge year for cycling in London, and with our 'Go Dutch' campaign we're confident LCC will be at the heart of it...