The partner of a town planner who became the tenth cyclist killed this year on London's roads has described his death as a "senseless tragedy". Speaking to the Evening Standard, Satish Padiyar said:
"This is a senseless tragedy, as it is surely relatively easy to make cycling a completely safe way to get around London - the London for which Francis did so much exciting and extraordinary professional work."
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