While various cycling groups continue to campaign for better safety of cyclists on the city streets, another fatal collision was reported on Friday morning.
55 year old mother of five, Muthumanaka Pinhamy died on Friday after a collision with a lorry on her way to work.
The ‘Live in Hope’ group continues to campaign for the safety of cyclists and their demand to reduce HGVs on the roads:
The Department for Transport (DfT) might soon allow lorries longer by about 1.0 – 2.5m on urban road networks.
While the DfT claims that these will not pose any greater risks than the already existing 13.6m long lorries, these claims have been contested by various experts and advisory groups.
Martin Sachs, honorary secretary, Technical Advisory Group, said, in an interview to Brum Transport that vulnerable road users like cyclists are likely to be at greater risks.
“The longer lorries will have an increased tail swing of the vehicles, and drivers will be completely unaware of having knocked off cyclists”
More from him in this interview below:
Soon to follow: Mum holds up traffic in Kings Heath in memory of daughter’s cycling accident