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Cyclist Killed At London's Dangerous Ludgate Circus Junction

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A cyclist has been killed in a collision with a lorry at a junction with a history of accidents.

Today's incident, at 10am, was at Ludgate Circus junction at the bottom of Fleet Street in the City of London.

The male cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. Roads in the immediate vicinity remained closed during the morning.

London Assembly Green Party member Darren Johnson said there had been six cyclists killed or seriously injured at the junction between 2008 and 2012.

He added that Ludgate Circus had featured on Transport for London's original list of 100 junctions which it planned to overhaul following safety concerns, but that it had not featured on a revised list of 33 junctions where work would be carried out.

Johnson said London mayor Boris Johnson "has to show some leadership and take responsibility for getting London's road network fit for cycling".

He went on: "It is terrible to think that we have to endure another decade of preventable casualties at this junction and many others which have been dropped from the mayor's list, because of the lack of money."

The issue of cycling safety has been to the fore since last autumn when six cyclists in London were killed in accidents during a two-week period.

It comes a day after a demonstration in Westminster by a pressure group who built a "wall of death" memorial for cyclists killed in London, asking politicians to prioritise road safety in the May elections.

Stop Killing Cyclists, a campaign group for safer cycling in the capital, said only three boroughs had implemented segregated cycle lanes, Ealing, Camden and Waltham Forest.

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