Andrew Gilligan, the Mayor's Cycling Commissioner, told this programme that from next week there will be 2000 officers on the streets offering safety advice and stopping badly driven and dangerous lorries.
It's a short term measure, he says, which he hopes will stop the spate of accidents which has seen 6 cyclists killed in under 2 weeks.
In the medium term, a billion pound's worth of infrastructure will be put in place, including segregated lanes, re-modelled cycle-safe junctions and traffic lights and more safe back street routes.
London Ambulance Service said:
"We were called today just after 4pm to reports of a roadtraffic collision involving a lorry and cyclist at Camden High Street.
"We sent a number of staff including a single responder in a car, a duty officer, two ambulance crews and London Air Ambulance's medical team in a car to the scene.
Our staff treated one patient, an adult man for a minor head injury. He has been taken to St Mary’s Hospital by ambulance.”
There are reports this afternoon that another cyclist has been hit by a lorry in Camden, close to the tube station.
Leon Daniels from Transport for London offered his deepest sympathies after the latest death and appealed for all road users to look out for each other.
The junction of Camberwell and Albany Roads will remain closed while police continue their investigation following the death of a cyclist at lunchtime.
Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (Pacts) executive director David Davies wrote to Mr Johnson last week, calling on him to act.
"The boom in cycling in London has many benefits and we support it but the tragic events of the past few days show that there is a need for urgent action," he said.
"We are therefore calling on the mayor to convene a cycling safety summit to see what can be done immediately to make cyclists safer.
"It is essential that actions are based on good evidence and well targeted. We must avoid knee-jerk reactions and measures that might be counterproductive."
The man killed today was the sixth cyclist to die on London's roads in less than two weeks. The incidents have prompted calls for London mayor Boris Johnson to address road safety concerns.
The latest death means 14 cyclists have died on London's roads so far this year.In 2012, there were 14 cyclists' deaths, while in 2011 a total of 16 cyclists were killed.
A cyclist has been killed after a collision with a lorry at the junction of Camberwell Road and Albany Road in SE5.
The male cyclist, believed to be aged in his early 60s suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene just after 12.30 this lunchtime.
The male driver of the lorry stopped at the scene and has not been arrested.
Police say road closures are in place and drivers are advised to avoid the area if possible.
A female cyclist was injured last night after colliding with a lorry near Oxford Circus.
The woman in her 30s was rushed to hospital after the accident at the junction of Mortimer Street and Langham Place just after 6pm yesterday evening.
The collision follows the death of a 62 year old man who collided with a tipper lorry on Mile End Road on Tuesday.
A man in his 60s was taken to hospital after a separate accident at the junction of Kingsway and Theobalds Road at around 7 o'clock the same evening.