A 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.
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.
Stop 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.
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.
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!