Wednesday 8 April 2009 5.38pm
My sincere condolences go to those who knew the woman in question.
However, shame on those who have stalled over the southern roundabout replacement, which might have prevented such an accident; TFL, Southwark Council
and Boris Johnson.
Val Shawcross raised this precise issue with Boris Johnson, as reported by SE1 here
when addressing the issue of the roundabout delays.
She said: "There have been five really serious cycling accidents just around those two roundabouts in the last five years which is the same number of cycling accidents that there have been involving all of the bendy buses in the whole of central London for five years."
The Times online cycle accident map
for 2007 shows so many red dots on the E&C roundabout that it's impossible to tell whether it was the scene of seven, eight or possibly more accidents, and that's only /reported/ data covering one year.
Maybe if the roundabout were included in the congestion charging area we'd see a reduction of vehicles in the area. Let's hope the new T Junction and "cycle super highways" will will make life safer for pedestrians and cyclists.