If you live or work in London and you like to ride a bike, you should find out more about the London Cycling Campaign. The idea behind the campaign is simple – they want to be sure the capital is a great place for cyclists to be, and that they will be safer and cycling will be more enjoyable at all times.
They run a series of different campaigns that change over time. For example there is the Space for Cycling campaign for 2014. As the name suggests this is all about making sure there is more space for cyclists on London’s roads. Another high-profile campaign is called Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling. Many cyclists have lost their lives as a result of being knocked down by lorries. The aim of the campaign is to encourage all lorry drivers to have the opportunity to take cyclist-awareness training. It doesn’t cost much but by putting lorry drivers on bikes they will get a more realistic idea of what it is like to be a cyclist. They also hope to get lorries and other large vehicles fitted with more mirrors and safety equipment so they can see any cyclists nearby.
How does the work of the London Cycling Campaign help cyclists?
Nothing will replace the need for cyclists to ride defensively and to be aware of the dangers on the roads. However, making the city a safer place to ride and to be goes a long way towards making it safer still. We should all be aware of the dangers cyclists face and how positive an experience it can be to cycle. It keeps us fit but we should be able to ride without being in constant danger on London’s roads all the time.
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Of course we can never completely eradicate all the dangers on the roads. If you do ever find yourself in an accident it is best to get proper legal advice – no-obligation advice – from our professional injury compensation lawyers. We can assess whether or not you might be able to claim compensation through a no win, no fee* case. Call us today to find out more on our free 24/7 enquiry line and make sure you can find out where you stand. It is a good way to find out whether someone else was at fault.