More than 1, 000 cyclists and drivers staged what they've called a 'die-in' tonight.
Guide for cyclists and motorists from Transport for London
The Mayor of London says lorries need to be made safer for cyclists so that more people will turn to pedal power.
A cyclist has been taken to hospital after being hit by a lorry on the Warwick Gardens junction near Kensington High Road, the London Ambulance Service said today.
The women, believed to be in her 40s, sustained injuries not thought to be life-threatening.
Cycling Minister Robert Goodwill has urged cyclists to position themselves positively on the roads and make sure vehicle drivers know their intentions. Mr Goodwill cycled around the capital today, finding:
I didn't feel in danger at any time - I do cycle in London but I think if I was a London cycling virgin I would have been a little bit nervous, possibly.
When we came out of Kings Cross, we got on to some quite good segregated routes, some quiet routes I didn't even know existed. We went down Royal College Street where they have spent a lot of money... I thought that was fine and I felt safe.
There was a bizarre one in Southwark where I went across the road and there was a cycle lane coming the other way, but the cycle lane on our side started three metres later and then it was on a footpath.
The Cycling Minister said today he saw both very good and very bad infrastructure on a ride around the capital but denied he felt in danger at any time.
Robert Goodwill spent an hour cycling around London, from Kings Cross to Westminster via Camden, Southwark and Lambeth.
But Mr Goodwill criticised confusing road markings and bike lanes in Southwark, after venturing south of the Thames on his Brompton folding bicycle, joined by Department for Transport aides.
In a bid to better understand the hazards on the capital's roads the cycling minister is to ride across London from Kings Cross to Parliament later today. Robert Goodwill will try out a route designed by civil servants to learn more about cycling in London.
It follows a string of cyclist deaths amid calls from campaigners for more dedicated space to be given to those riding bikes.
Hundreds of police took to London's most dangerous junctions today to launch a cycle safety campaign designed to save lives.
Across the capital officers handed out penalty notices to cyclists and motorists, as well as offering advice on how to make their journeys safer.
The rush-hour operation is a direct response to an recent increase in accidents - which saw six cyclists killed in just two weeks.
Piers Hopkirk reports.
Police have responded to the spate of cyclist deaths by posting hundreds of officers on London's busiest junctions. Six people were killed within two weeks of each other while riding in the capital this month.
Today, in a high-visibility operation, police are handing out penalty notices to drivers, and stern advice to cyclists who break the rules of the road. Piers Hopkirk reports.
Police are offering safety information to pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, and drivers.
– Superintendent Rob Revill of the Safer Transport Command
Every road death is a needless tragedy that wreaks devastation on the victim's friends and family. Every serious injury is life-changing and distressing.This operation will be intensive and far-reaching. Our aim is to reduce the appalling number of people who die or are injured on London's roads each year.Traffic and Safer Transport officers will be out in force, and even officers who don't specialise in traffic policing will be watching and dealing accordingly with anyone they see breaking the law.
More than 2,000 police officers have been deployed to busy road junctions across London today, in a special operation aimed at cutting the number of cycling deaths. It follows a recent wave of fatal crashes in the capital.
The surge will see 2,500 officers hand out leaflets and fixed penalty notices at 166 junctions marked as the capital's worst.
In a statement released later Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe added:
– Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Met Police Commissioner
I was expressing a personal view as a non-cyclist and I would like to clarify my position.
There is no doubt that despite the growth of cycling in London, it has got safer and its cost effectiveness and health benefits make it an attractive option for many people.
Cycling is an important part of our city's transport system and the work the mayor and TFL have done to get people on their bikes as safely as possible is commendable.