Improving cycle safety around lorries

Published:  23 June, 2011

LONDON: Merchants including Travis Perkins and Keystone Distribution are supporting a new code of conduct to improve the safety of cyclists around commercial vehicles.

The Cycling Code sets out reasonable expectations of all road users and provides a standard for on-road behaviour to make a meaningful reduction in road collisions and casualties. It has been endorsed by Transport for London and leading lorry operators.

Cycling in London has doubled in the last ten years and the Mayor's objective is to see it increase fourfold in the next ten. Road space will not increase at all over that period so measures to promote harmonious sharing of the road are essential.

The code was developed by the Freight Transport Association in co-operation with the London Cycle Campaign, the Metropolitan Police, the Institute of Advanced Motorists and Transport for London.

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