Lorry ban will not make roads safer for cyclists, says logistics expert

Banning HGVs during peak times will simply see each one replaced with ten vans, according to logistics expert Christopher Snelling

Following David Cameron's pledge to MPs to explore the possibility of banning lorries from city centres, the Freight Transport Association says the move will not have the desired effect of keeping cyclists safe.

Eight cyclists have been killed on London's roads in 2015, seven on who were involved in collisions with heavy goods vehicles, and Mr Cameron was urged to explore ways to improve safety for riders.

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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.