Labour’s London Mayoral Candidate Ken Livingstone visited King’s Cross junction today to support Camden Labour’s campaign for safer roads.
The have been a number of accidents in Camden culminating in the recent tragic death of a cyclist on the junction of Euston Road and Gray’s Inn Road in King’s Cross.
Labour candidate Ken Livingstone said, “I’m visiting King’s Cross today to see for myself the issues that London cyclists are raising about this and other problems. If I am elected I will act immediately to address the cycling safety problems ignored by this administration.
“I believe there are three decisions that the next Mayor should take immediately when elected, as this one will not do so. Firstly, the new Mayor must identify junctions where cyclists have recently been killed, and look again at the safety measures at these locations. Secondly, there is currently nowhere that cyclists can report concerns about safety and dangerous junctions on TfL’s website. It’s time for the Mayor and TfL to create a new online tool to enable London cyclists to easily report their concerns. Thirdly, and specifically, the next Mayor should act as this Mayor has not, and listen to the views of cyclists by making the 20mph speed limit on Blackfriars bridge permanent.”
Local King’s Cross Labour Councillor Jonathon Simpson said, “We have written to the Tory Mayor Boris Johnson demanding urgent action to deal with these unsafe roads. So far he has refused to meet local residents and to make the roads safer for cyclists. It is time for urgent action before there are yet more casualties”.