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John Lewis, DO NOT pass the buck on cycling safety.

Petition on 38Degrees websiteA member of Stop Killing Cyclists has created a petition (click HERE) calling on Justin Laney, General Manager Central Transport at John Lewis Partnership to remove the dangerous stickers recently affixed to all John Lewis vans and trucks.

The stickers say: “Cyclists: DO NOT pass on this side”

According to Guardian reporter Peter Walker, they are currently seen on kerb-side of all John Lewis vans & trucks.

The stickers are on vehicles irrespective of whether it has any relevant ‘blindspot’, and issue their instruction regardless of road situations.

The petition:

Petition – London Mayor Must End London’s Lethal Truck Epidemic Now

Fred Smith writes…

Petition on 38Degrees websiteThis petition calls for action on the HGVs & buses which pose the greatest danger to cyclists and pedestrians.

After another truck killed a cyclist at Vauxhall, Stop Killing Cyclists calls on the London Mayor to take immediate action to stop the carnage.

The London Mayor must urgently focus resources on tackling London’s horrifying dangerous truck epidemic.

In just one pilot project by the Metropolitan Police last winter they found 70% of targeted trucks stopped were driven illegally.

We’re launching this petition to call on the mayor to step up enforcement of truck safety with immediate effect.

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Vauxhall die-in protestStop Killing Cyclists held a demonstration at Vauxhall Cross in December 2013, following the 6 awful November tragedies, calling for greater enforcement of truck safety regulations and emergency segregated cycle lanes to be installed at left-hand turn junctions like Vauxhall Cross and Elephant & Castle.

We have submitted proposals for Elephant and Castle which are under consideration and a scheme for major improvements at Vauxhall has been promised this summer.

There are also issues with the design and legislation around these vehicles, but that isn’t within the power of the mayor to change so isn’t included in the petition. However it is something we will be campaigning on.

Petition: already over 36,000 signatures

Donnachadh McCarthy writes:

The 38 Degrees Save our Cyclists Campaign petition launched by Rhiannon Redpath, who helped make the Mass Cycle Die-In an even bigger success, is making one last big push to increase their total of signatures before they hand it in on Tuesday…

UPDATE 09/12: details about the handover of the petition tomorrow, Tuesday 10 December, have been added to the end of this article – scroll down!

Rhiannon Redpath writes:

38 Degrees save our cyclists
The petition to ‘save our cyclists’ surpassed 36,000 signatures on 5 December — will you add your name too?

Dear Friends,

Incredible! In just three weeks over 35,000 36,000 of us have signed the Save our Cyclists petition and last week over one THOUSAND of us joined the mass Die In outside of Transport for London HQ, making headline news.

But it’s not over yet.

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