Chris Boardman appeals to Boris Johnson to improve HGV safety for cyclists

Chris Boardman and Boris Johnson, London, March 2013

Olympic gold medallist and former world champion Chris Boardman has issued an open letter to Mayor of London Boris Johnson appealing for an urgent review of Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) safety in the capital after a spate of cyclist deaths.

Boardman's letter suggesting that lorries are banned during peak periods comes after six cyclists have died on the roads of London within two weeks. Nine of the year's 14 cyclist fatalities in the capital have involved HGVs.

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