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Cyclists Tory HQ die-in against traffic pollution

Westminster, London. Fri 26 May 2017


 People were setting up the protest in front of the gates to the TOry HQ when I arrived

 and a cyclist posed with his young son in front of the tombstone for the 280,000 dead from transport pollution

 ' Stop Traffic Killing Cyclists'

 'Stop the Killing - Safe Roads for People'

 

 'We need £3 Billion for Cycling Safety'

 Some cycling legs

 The display in front of the Tory HQ in Mathew Parker St - its door above the tombstone

 There was a simlar protest at the Labour HQ last week. Stop Killing Cyclists are calling on whoever forms the new

 government to commit to spending 10% of the transport budgeton making cycling safer - and to meet the UN target

 which would need them to spend around  of 20% by 2025. Spending on cycling cuts pollution and encourages more

 people to use bikes - easing congestion and improving health - so cutting cost to NHS. And cuts deaths of cyclists

 A ghost bike at the front of the display, which held a silence for a cyclist killed this week in London.

 Most deaths of cyclists are caused by HGVs, often when the turn over cyclists they have failed to see because of poor vehicle design.

 'One less car' says the t-shirt worn by Nicola Branch of Stop Killing Cyclists,

 

 The die-in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Donnachadh McCarthy, co-founder of Stop Killing Cyclists,

 

 

 Pollution kills cyclists and pedestrians on the streets and in homes, schools etc in urban areas

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