The London Cycling Campaign has drawn up this design for lorries on urban roads which they say will be safer than cyclists. The campaign says many cycling deaths are caused by lorry drivers colliding with cyclists who they did not see.
The new design makes it easier for lorry drivers to see cyclists next to their cab, sideguards which prevent bikes being dragged under the wheels and cameras showing the view behind the lorry.
The London Cycling Campaign has released a design for a lorry for urban roads which they say would be safer for cyclists. The design has larger windows and a lower seat so drivers can see cyclists more easily. Half of all cycling deaths in London involve lorries.
The family of a cyclist killed by a lorry in Notting Hill says they are devastated that the European Commission has rejected their proposals for new road safety measures.
Eilidh Cairn's family want to make it compulsory for HGVs to have blind-spot cameras and sensors.
Phil Bayles reports.
Kate Cairns, the sister of Eilidh Cairns who died on her bicycle after being hit by a lorry, gave her response to a European Commission report on improving cycling safety. She has campaigned for lorries to be fitted with cameras and sensors that warn the driver when cyclists are nearby.
A government consultation is to be launched on changes to rules governing taxis which could see bicycle rickshaws licensed.
Under current law they can avoid safety and driver training imposed on taxis and mini-cabs.The new rules could also cover stretch limosines.
The Law Commission for England and Wales now wants to know what the public think about the regulations.
The Commission says some of the current laws governing taxi and private hire services date back to 1831.
It wants to introduce national minimum safety standards for all vehicles to replace 340 sets of local laws currently in place.
Cyclists will hold a protest outside City Hall today to call for safer cycle routes and junctions. They hope to put pressure on Mayor Boris Johnson at his final London Assembly Question Time session before the mayoral elections in May.