PACTS calls for London Cycling Safety Summit

PACTS calls for London Cycling Safety Summit

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The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has written to the Mayor of London calling on him to convene an urgent Cycling Safety Summit in response to the recent spate of cyclist deaths on London’s roads. (see letter attached)

Five cyclists have died in the past nine days in London. This brings the total number of cyclist deaths in London this year to 13, most of them in collisions with lorries and buses.

PACTS Executive Director, David Davies, said: “The boom in cycling in London has many benefits and PACTS supports it but the tragic events of the past few days show that there is a need for urgent action. We are therefore calling on the Mayor to convene a cycling safety summit to see what can be done immediately to make cyclists safer. It is essential that actions are based on good evidence and well targeted outcomes. We must avoid knee-jerk reactions and measures that might be counter-productive.”

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The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) is a registered charity and an associate Parliamentary Group. Its charitable objective is “To protect human life through the promotion of transport safety for the public benefit”.

 

Further information:

David Davies, Executive Director

020 7222 7732

http://www.pacts.org.uk/

 

 

 

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