Svetlana Tereschenko just two weeks after that in the same place. Once again flowers were laid, letters were written, prayers were said and it later transpired that Transport for London had ignored a report recommending design options that would help to avoid almost certain fatalities there.
A new film looks at the issues surrounding the politics of change and cycle safety within London, and focuses specifically on Brian's death.
Seeing Debbie on film again talking about her late husband reminds me how brave she has been in speaking so openly about her loss. I'm humbled and moved by her candid account of the past twelve months and reminded that we can never stop pushing for change to make all of our roads safer for all road users, and most especially for cyclists and pedestrians.
Transport for London have since tried to remodel the junction in Bow where Brian died, introducing an "early start" traffic signal for cyclists. Despite these efforts the London Cycling Campaign have subsequently advised that the scheme is dangerous and should not be replicated elsewhere.
Meanwhile, on streets all around London and with shocking regularity, cyclists have continued to fall. Ten cyclists have already died this year in our city, exceeding the total for 2010. We could potentially match, or exceed the 16 cyclist's death that took place in 2011. Those who have died this year include Dan Harris, 28 years old, who was crushed to death by an Olympic media bus outside the 2012 park, and a 17 year old boy, TJ, killed in a hit and run in Deptford. 60 year old Tarsem Dari was hit and killed by an HGV in Southall. 31 year old Tube driver, husband and father to a five month old son Neil Turner was hit by a car near Oval station. And so the list goes on, and so on, and so on.
Mayor Boris Johnson was re-elected to office on the promise that he would pledge to "Go Dutch" and make London's streets as safe for cycling as they are in the Netherlands. The country - and our politicians - have enjoyed an unprecedented bicycling good will boost on the backs of the success of our cycling sports stars. But we cannot afford to be complacent and we must all of us keep pushing to ensure real change is delivered. The 2012 London cyclist fatality count is rising, and will rise again before the year is out. It doesn't have to be this way.
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