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Die-in for cyclist Ardian Zagani

Camden, London. Tue 5 Sep 2017

 


 

 Ardian Zagani was killed here by a van 

 

 'All kinds of cycling need space'

 

 Some stood on the edge of the pavement so passing drivers could see their posters
    
 A woman holds a toy bike - but most had come on bikes 

 Donnachadh McCarthy holds a poster calling on the Met to enfroce 20mph speed limits

 

 Donnachadh McCarthy

  Tabitha, a local doctor, cyclist and mother, talks about the need to encourage cycling to cut pollution and provide healthy exercise

 . Stop Killing Cyclists co-founder Nicola Branch introduces the speakers

 Mark, a highway engineer, talked about the high financial cost of road accidents and compared the huge spending

 on infrastructure for vehicles compared with the much smaller amounts on improving safety for cyclists

 Bus driver called for TfL to remove the bonus payments for senior staff based on productivity - keeping traffic moving - rather than on safety

 London Green Party Assembly Member and Islington Councillor Caroline Russell

 Traffic campaigner Rosalind called for measures to "stop this death trap once and for all" and enforce 20 and 30mph speed limits

 . Stop Killing Cyclists co-founder Donnachadh McCarthy

 Nicola gives instructions for the silent die-in vigil for Ardian Zagani, the 6th cyclist killed on London's roads this year

 and cyclists move onto the road

 and lie down

 for the die-in

 

 

 

 

 A man on a mobility scooter in the die-in

and Donnachadh McCarthy holds his poster as traffic builds up behind the die-in


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