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Call for cyclist safety summit

A Parliamentary safety group is urging London Mayor Boris Johnson to hold a safety summit following the spate of cyclists' deaths in the capital. There was "a need for urgent action", said the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety.

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Sister of victim says cycle system 'not working'

The sister of a cyclist who was killed at Bow roundabout on Wednesday said the situation on London roads is "not working", according to the Evening Standard.

Venera Minakhmetova, 24, was killed after colliding with a lorry at Bow Roundabout during Wednesday morning's rush hour.

Writing from Russia, the victim's sister, Dina Minakhmetova, said:

Her death should be treated as a sign the time has come to try to change things.

The had a purpose to achieve something, so let's achieve all together the end of such tragic deaths by doing something, by letting know people around that the situation on the streets isn't to be ignored.... the system isn't working.

– Dina Minakhmetova

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