Cycle Superhighway 2: Whitechapel Road

20-year-old Boris Bike user Philippine Degerin-Ricard was killed in a collision with a lorry in Whitechapel last weekend.

Now campaigners say the section of the cycle superhighway on Whitechapel Road where she died needs urgent improvement to make it safe.

Whitechapel Road facts:

  • 1,100 lorries use the route everyday.
  • In all 30,000 vehicles travel on Whitechapel Road everyday.
  • 600 cyclists pass through every hour.

These figures are from the London Cycling Campaign.


Cycle route 'danger' claims

There have been new calls for urgent action to improve one of east London's main cycling routes, following the death of a 20-year-old student last weekend.