Deaths provoke safety review on Bow Roundabout

By Rob Virtue on November 18, 2011 12:25 PM |

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Boris Johnson has bowed to pressure to look at increasing safety measures on a road which has seen two cyclists die in the last month.

It comes after London Assembly member for City and East John Biggs met with the Mayor and Transport for London officials over the recent incidents.

Brian Dorling, 58, from Hounslow, and an unnamed 34-year-old woman both died in separate incidents after colliding with lorries while riding on the cycle superhighway.

Mr Biggs argued there were pressing concerns over pedestrian and cyclist safety at the junction and said the superhighway was giving cyclists a false sense of security.

He said: "It is important that they look into this as a matter of urgency and the necessary steps are taken to make the Roundabout safe for cyclists.

"All parties need to work together to find a solution and do all we can to avoid any more tragedies on our roads."

The Mayor agreed to report back within a week on how he intends to increase safety on the road.