Unsafe lorries ban is "useful step forward", says Sustrans

31 January 2014

Sustrans press statement

For immediate release

It was announced yesterday that Lorries without safety equipment to protect cyclists and pedestrians are to be banned from travelling through London.

Sustrans’ London Director, German Dector-Vega, commented:

“This is a simple but very useful step forward that will place cycle safety at the forefront of the freight industry and although much more needs to be done it shows what we achieve when we join forces for the good of people in London.’

“The announcement today by TfL is the culmination of exhaustive work from everyone, including walking and cycling campaign groups, local authorities, bloggers, London Councils TfL and the GLA.’

“Today cycling and walking in London is speaking confidently as a single voice with the aim to reach all Londoners. We are convinced this is just the begging of many more changes to come. “

ENDS

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Notes to editors

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