Cyclists Tory HQ die-in against traffic pollution
Westminster, London. Fri 26 May 2017
People were setting up the protest in front of the gates to the TOry
HQ when I arrived
and a cyclist posed with his young son in front of the tombstone for
the 280,000 dead from transport pollution
' Stop Traffic Killing Cyclists'
'Stop the Killing - Safe Roads for People'
'We need £3 Billion for Cycling Safety'
Some cycling legs
The display in front of the Tory HQ in Mathew Parker St - its door
above the tombstone
There was a simlar protest at the Labour HQ last week. Stop Killing
Cyclists are calling on whoever forms the new
government to commit to spending 10% of the transport budgeton making
cycling safer - and to meet the UN target
which would need them to spend around of 20% by 2025. Spending
on cycling cuts pollution and encourages more
people to use bikes - easing congestion and improving health - so
cutting cost to NHS. And cuts deaths of cyclists
A ghost bike at the front of the display, which held a silence for
a cyclist killed this week in London.
Most deaths of cyclists are caused by HGVs, often when the turn over
cyclists they have failed to see because of poor vehicle design.
'One less car' says the t-shirt worn by Nicola Branch of Stop Killing
Donnachadh McCarthy, co-founder of Stop Killing Cyclists,
Pollution kills cyclists and pedestrians on the streets and in homes,
schools etc in urban areas
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