The mother of young woman killed using one of the Mayor's cycle superhighways has called for more to be done to keep cyclists safe. Twenty-year-old Philippine De Gerin-Ricar died after colliding with a lorry outside Aldgate East tube station in July.
She was the first person to be killed using the cycle hire scheme in the city. Speaking at her inquest today - which is the 2nd this week relating to cyclists' deaths - her family were shown CCTV of the moment she was killed. Luke Hanrahan reports.
Philippine De Gerin-Ricard's mother, Anne Boudet du Mochet, pleaded for road safety for cyclists in London to be tackled quickly:
The problem with cycle lanes here in London is not a new problem. Things have been asked by cyclists - if anything had been done, it has not been helpful to cyclists.
I have heard the clothing that cyclists wear and what Philippine should have been wearing was discussed here. What needs to be discussed is the provisions of lanes for cyclists. Action needs to be taken.
Today it is my family who is living in this situation and it is also the driver's family too. Significant action must be taken now and quickly.
At the inquest into the death of 20-year-old Philippine De Gerin-Ricard, the first cyclist killed on a so-called 'Boris Bike'. She was struck by a lorry on Whitechapel High Street.
'Very very graphic' CCTV of Phillipine coming off her bike to be shown in court. Family being warned, they've all decided to stay. Many tears at Poplar Coroner's Court from the family of Phillipine De Gerin-Ricard - after CCTV of the moment she was struck was shown.
I was looking all the time in mirrors. I heard a tinkling sound and saw her fall off back of bike.