Boris Johnson insists cycling in London 'getting safer'

Mayor Boris Johnson is facing questions from the London Assembly about the spate of cycle deaths. He repeats the line that overall the number of fatalities is declining, saying:

Whichever way you cut it you are looking at a reduction in fatalities, statistically it is getting safer to cycle.

I will not be deflected from our course which is to encourage more cycling in London.

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Boris not against rush hour ban

Boris Johnson sayshe is not against the idea of a rush hour lorry ban, but warns it would risk a "great glut of lorries" the minute the peak was over.