Cycling safety into the spotlight

New technologies that could improve cycle safety in the capital are being tested in Bracknell.

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A revolution in cycle safety?

The money's there. The man's in position. So can London's streets be transformed to make cycling safer and encourage more people to commute by bike?

On a day another cyclist is injured during the morning rush hour, Nick Thatcher reports on just some of the ideas being tested for the capital's cycling revolution.

This video report includes an interview with London's Cycling Commissioner Andrew Gilligan.

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"Full investigation" into crash

The scene of this morning's crash Credit: ITN

*London Buses statement: *

“At around 09:30 this morning a route 333 bus, operated by London General, was involved in a collision with a cyclist on Kennington Park Road, at the junction with Kennington Road.

"Emergency services attended the scene. There will be a full investigation into this incident.”

Mike Weston, Operations Director.

Cycle technologies tested in Bracknell

New technologies could make London cycling safer. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA

New technologies that could improve cycle safety in the capital are being tested in Bracknell.

The Transport Research Laboratory are putting Dutch style roundabouts and low level traffic signal through their paces to see if they would be suitable for London.

Trials could take place in 2014 if approved by the government.

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