Hundreds of protestors in London will travel the length of Oxford Street on Saturday, November 15, with cyclists and pedestrians joining a horse-drawn hearse carrying an empty coffin.
The protest is billed as 'The National Funeral for the Unknown Victim of Traffic Violence' and is being co-ordinated by the campaign group Stop Killing Cyclists.
The group was set up in November 2013 after six riders died on London’s roads in the space of a fortnight and has hosted a number of ‘die-ins’ across the capital.
Saturday’s protest will feature a ‘die-in’, where people simulate being dead to raise awareness of road fatalities, at Marble Arch at around 2pm, having set off from Bedford Square an hour earlier.
On the event’s Facebook page the organisers say: “The staggering death toll and vast numbers maimed or living with terrible illnesses caused by traffic violence, whether from road collisions, traffic pollution, lack of access to physical exercise or climate-crisis emissions has got to stop.”
Stop Killing Cyclists and its off-shoot Stop The Killing have also set out ten things they will be demanding in Saturday’s protests, including reducing speed limits, pedestrianisation of town centres and reducing emissions.
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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.
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