Dead cyclist named by police as protests held

The cyclists has been identified as Abdelkhalak Lahyani, 47 from Walworth, south-east London.

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Cyclist widow calls Elephant and Castle roundabout 'deathtrap'

The widow of the latest cyclist to be killed on London's roads has claimed that the roundabout where he died is a 'deathtrap'.

Fatima Malah today laid flowers today at the spot in Elephant and Castle where her husband lost his life.

47-year-old Abdelkhalak Lahyani died in an accident with a lorry four days ago.

And as demonstrators gathered to protest about poor safety provision for London's bike users, another cylist was injured in a crash with a van in Shoreditch. James Banks has our report:


Cyclists plan 'draw-in' at site of Tuesday's fatal crash

Cyclists are planning to stage a 'draw-in' protest at Elephant and Castle, where a cyclist was killed yesterday by a lorry. Protesters will draw chalk lines around an area they want to see segregated to help protect cyclists.

Next week's protest is being organised on Facebook:

To mark yesterday's tragedy and to protest at the continued total failure by Southwark Council and TfL to install emergency protected by-passes at dangerous junctions such as the Elephant, we will draw in Green and White Chalk the protected cycle-lane that Southwark and TfL should be installing immediately.

Protesters also plan to stage a 'die-in', by laying on the ground with their bikes along the route of a segregated cycle-lane.


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