Five hundred cyclists are expected to carry out a vigil and protest at Bank junction on Monday. The demonstration will mark the deaths of Clifton James and Ying Tao, the seventh and eighth people to be killed while cycling on London's streets this year.
The campaign group Stop Killing Cyclists is calling for changes to make London roads safer for cyclists and pedestrians.The changes they want to see include the closure of Bank junction to cars and other vehicles, and a ban on tipper trucks in central London during morning and evening rush hours.
60 year old Clifton James and 26 year old Ying Tao will be remembered at the vigil. Clifton James was killed cycling near his home in Harrow after midnight on the 21st of June and Ying Tao died after being hit by a lorry at Bank on the 22nd of June.
Kingsley Gordon-Allen pleaded guilty to killing cyclist Edward Orrey in February last year. Mr. Gordon-Allen knocked over the Mr. Orrey, who was popularly known as George, outside Leytonstone tube station. He then abandoned his Peugeot 206 in nearby Bushwood leaving his victim.
Mr Orrey was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
The victim of a road traffic collision in Regent Street has died.Michael Mason, 70, died at the Royal London Hospital following the accident on 25 February.
Police continue to appeal for witnesses to come forward after Mr Mason, who was on a bicycle, was seriously injured in a road traffic collision at around 6:20pm on Regent Street, near the junction with Little Portland Street.
The driver of the car stopped at the scene. No arrest was made. Enquires are continuing.
Boris Johnson defended his Cycle Superhighways, but also said he was not against banning lorries during peak hours. During a rather tense Mayor's Question Time, the Mayor said he 'bitterly regretted' the recent deaths but insisted cycling in the capital was safer than in previous years.
Our Political Correspondent Simon Harris reports.
One Londoner tweeted this picture of another challenge facing cyclists. A puddle, over 7 centimetres deep in one of the capital's Cycle Superhighways.
Green Party Assembly Member, Baroness Jones, became embroiled in a row with Boris Johnson at Mayor's Question Time after telling him to "apologise to Londoners" for his record on cycling safety, and his "flawed and dangerous (cycling) policies".
Boris Johnson says he is not against the idea of a lorry ban at rush hour. The Mayor says 2 out of 14 recent deaths were during the morning peak. But Boris warns a rush hour ban would risk a "great glut of lorries" the minute the peak was over.
The Liberal Democrat's Caroline Pidgeon questions why it took 18 months to build a cycle lane. Boris Johnson replies we have "shifted heaven and earth to get these things installed". Caroline Pidgeon says it's "not fast enough", adding:
Mayor Boris Johnson is facing questions from the London Assembly about the spate of cycle deaths. He repeats the line that overall the number of fatalities is declining, saying:
Olympic cycling champion Chris Boardman has ridden to the defence of Boris Johnson over cycling safety.
Chris Boardman, who is British Cycling's policy adviser, said:
"I don't want to join in with this 'Boris bashing'. Boris is the only person who had the guts to do something about cycling in London. Boris said he was actually going to put money into cycling in the capital. He appointed Andrew Gilligan as cycling commissioner.
"I have a lot of time for Boris and Andrew. Boris has a really tough job. Cyclists are vulnerable and it's tough cycling round the capital. All road-users must obey the rules of the road. It makes me mad to see cyclists behaving badly on the road."