Cyclist killed in collision at Ludgate Circus junction

A cyclist has been killed after a collision at Ludgate Circus junction in central London.

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Mayor's cycling boss dismisses junction safety claims

The Mayor of London's cycling commissioner has dismissed claims that Ludgate Circus had been removed from a list of junctions where safety improvements would be made.

Following the death of a cyclist in the area this morning, London Assembly Green Party Darren Johnson claimed the junction had been dropped from the list.

"This claim is completely untrue. As we stated, many more junctions than those named in the junction review will be improved, including all main junctions on the new superhighways," Andrew Gilligan said.

"This junction is one of the main junctions on the new superhighways which will be consulted on this year and will be given a fully-segregated junction as part of a fully-segregated cycle route."

Cyclist death junction 'dropped from safety review list'

The central London junction where a cyclist was killed this morning was dropped from a list of areas due to be overhauled as part of safety improvements, a London Assembly member has claimed.

Ludgate Circus was on Transport For London's original list of 100 junctions deemed to have safety concerns, however it was later removed from the list when it was revised down to 33.

London Assembly member Darren Johnson accused TFL of failing to act despite a spate of deaths and injuries in recent years:

This absolutely tragic news is made all the more poignant by the fact that TfL recently decided to cancel the major safety overhaul it had deemed necessary at this blackspot.

Six cyclists were killed or seriously injured here in the space of five years yet despite this dreadful toll TfL aren’t going to get this junction sorted out.

We are seeing this pattern of inaction all across the road network in London and it is unacceptable.

– Darren Johnson, London Assembly Member

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Police: Cyclist killed following collision with a lorry

Cyclist killed at Ludgate Circus junction

A cyclist has been killed in a collision at the Ludgate Circus junction in central London.

"We were called at 10am this morning tio reports of a road traffic collision at Ludgate Circus. We sent a single responder in a car, two ambulance crews and a duty officer to the scene," a London Ambulance spokesman said.

"Sadly he was dead at the scene."

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