Cyclists offered chance to see life through the eyes of a lorry driver in Croydon

Cycle safety session in Croydon

Cycle safety session in Croydon

First published in News

Cyclists are to be given a lorry driver’s eye view as part of a safety campaign.

Croydon council officers will be in North End on Monday January 30 hosting the event offering cyclists the chance to get behind the wheel of a Heavy Goods Vehicle.

Traffic police officers will also be on hand, offering advice on how to stay safe on London’s ever-busy roads, and to mark bicycles with a view to deterring thieves from stealing the bikes.

The session is funded by the Mayor of London’s Biking Boroughs initiative.

Croydon was one of 13 boroughs awarded Biking Borough status in 2010, with each receiving funding to develop a local strategy to increase cycling opportunities and improve facilities. Each Biking Borough pledged to put cycling at the heart of its local transport delivery plans.

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9:57am Mon 30 Jan 12

TheEverardedbutt says...

Why not do this at the weekend where people who use their bikes DAILY to cycle to work or our children who cycle to school will be able to see things from the other side. Doing this on a Monday morning is futile and a complete waste of time as those who are affected by large HGV's are either at work or at school.
Why not do this at the weekend where people who use their bikes DAILY to cycle to work or our children who cycle to school will be able to see things from the other side. Doing this on a Monday morning is futile and a complete waste of time as those who are affected by large HGV's are either at work or at school. TheEverardedbutt
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12:32am Tue 31 Jan 12

GR-London says...

How about getting a few lorry drivers to ride along the road for a few miles on a bike?

I'm a motorist who cycles and I cannot believe the poor standard of driving from lorry drivers in relation to the way they behave around cyclists.
I am so concerned about the problem that I shall be investing in some expensive camera kit, so that I can pass the evidence to the police.

There are some very stupid cyclists who got through red traffic lights etc, but there are also some very stupid and ignorant lorry drivers.
How about getting a few lorry drivers to ride along the road for a few miles on a bike? I'm a motorist who cycles and I cannot believe the poor standard of driving from lorry drivers in relation to the way they behave around cyclists. I am so concerned about the problem that I shall be investing in some expensive camera kit, so that I can pass the evidence to the police. There are some very stupid cyclists who got through red traffic lights etc, but there are also some very stupid and ignorant lorry drivers. GR-London
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