Police are appealing for information about the death of a cyclist who was killed in a road crash just hours after the successful first RideLondon festival. The man in his late 60s died after a crash with a lorry in north London.
Cyclist safety is one of the mayor's highest priorities, the Boris Johnson's cycling commissioner said.
Andrew Gilligan said:
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the cyclist who died today.
We are spending almost £1 billion to make London's roads safer for cyclists. We are designing segregated cycleways, rebuilding the most dangerous junctions, and talking to the Government about fitting all lorries with safety equipment.
This work cannot be done instantly - indeed, it would be counterproductive to do so. But it is being done quickly. It is one of the mayor's highest priorities.
British Cycling has called for HGVs to be removed during rush hour traffic after a cyclist was killed in a road crash just hours after the successful first RideLondon festival this weekend.
The cycling body's policy and legal affairs director Martin Gibbs,said on Monday:
British Cycling were saddened to hear of the death of a cyclist in London this morning after a brilliant weekend of cycling in the capital.
The vast majority of cycling deaths in London are caused by HGVs and it is essential that we act now. The mayor has promised to study the policy options to remove HGV danger and we urge him to deliver on that without delay.
Organisers expect thousands to ride through Parliament Square for the event which they hope will send a message to Mayor Boris Johnson about cycle safety on London's roads.
LCC’s Mike Cavenett said,
"It's dreadful to learn of yet another cycling fatality, and our thoughts are with the victim's family and friends.
“The streets around Archway are a notoriously dangerous place to cycle and walk, and local people have protested in an effort to have the area redesigned to make it more people-friendly, but to date the Mayor and Transport for London have done absolutely nothing.
“We urge all Londoners to join our peaceful protest ride on the evening of Monday 2 September, where we expect thousands to join us to tell the Mayor to provide dedicated space for cycling.”
"Separating bicycles and motor traffic at busy roads and junctions using continental-style infrastructure is an essential part to make cycling safe and inviting for everyone.”
The mass ride on Monday 2 September will be the third such protest - thousands took to the streets in Aldgate and Holborn after fatalities there this year.
The protest will leave from Jubilee Gardens, near Waterloo, at 6pm on 2 September.