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.
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A spokeswoman said she was not able to comment on the asking price for the venue, which is the third oldest London theatre still in use.
The pups were covered in fleas, dirty and smelled strongly of faeces.
A 1.5-times life-size bronze statue of Margaret Thatcher had been proposed for the site.