Below are some cut & paste texts that you can use to spread the message far and wide; they include the hashtags used by Twitter and Facebook to group things: #TflKillingTruth and #StopKillingCyclists — you can also use #StopTheKilling if a poster is not specifically cycling related.
Thank you to all the volunteers who took the time to create the subvertisements… Castel Burke, Charlotte Cox, Tom Kearney, Donnachadh McCarthy, Maggie Mizzi.
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#TfLKillingTruth Two London buses a day are involved in crashes with cyclists and pedestrians http://goo.gl/J40d9x
#TfLKillingTruth 1 person a day is killed or seriously injured by a TfL bus #StopTheKilling http://goo.gl/J40d9x
#TfLKillingTruth Don’t wait for more to die, Boris @MayorOfLondon #StopKillingCyclists http://goo.gl/J40d9x
#TfLKillingTruth 2000+ killed or serioiusly injuried by TfL buses while Boris @MayorOfLondon http://goo.gl/J40d9x
After the recent spate of cycling tragedies, Transport for London and the Metropolitan Police Leadership instead of tackling the causes of the deaths and their killers, instead went on a destructive rampage of attacking cyclists and the Stop Killing Cyclists protests.
They shamefully blamed the cyclists for their own deaths and outrageously blamed our protests for discouraging people from cycling.
The police fined cyclists at a rate of 3,500% higher than drivers and not a single extra penny has been added to the cycling safety budget or a single extra junction proposed to be made safer since the killings, by Transport for London or the 32 Boroughs. TfL also produced a series of posters aimed at victims rather than the killers.
In response Stop Killing Cyclists are launching an Internet Poster Blitz .
CRITICISE AND TRANSFORM
Members of the Stop Killing Cyclists group on Facebook (HERE) have created an array of provocative posters, which will be launched on Wednesday evening at 8pm.
You can find them on the ‘Stop the killing’ website because not just people on bicycles are being killed on the roads – click
When they start insulting us – you know we are beginning to win.
I was really impressed with the respectful and dignified manner in which Leon Daniels, Managing Director of Surface Transport at Transport for London responded to our Mass Die-In last night and had the courtesy to personally receive our list of demands.
He agreed to meet with a deputation from the protesters to discuss and listen to our demands.
Meanwhile instead of attending last night’s vigil, Boris Johnson’s £57,000 per year, 3 day week Cycling Commissioner Andrew Gilligan was sadly typing out a hateful poison pen-letter about the protesters.
If Andrew Gilligan had attended last night’s vigil himself instead of spending his time composing inflammatory attacks, then maybe he would have witnessed a moving, heartfelt plea from ordinary Londoners and would not have shamefully descended into name-calling, labelling the amazing, dignified protesters “the folk in the skull masks”. Continue reading Andrew Gilligan Blasts Cycle Vigil and Die-In.→