In a bid to improve cycle safety, Mayor Boris Johnson is asking Londoners for their views on whether he should use his powers to levy a substantial “safer lorry charge” on HGVs, which are not fitted with basic safety equipment to protect cyclists.
The proposal is partly modelled on the successful low emission zone, before taking any decisions.
The Mayor, Boris Johnson, said: “I have long been worried that a large number of cyclist deaths involve a relatively small number of problem lorries which are not fitted with safety equipment. In my cycling vision in March, I said that no lorry should be allowed in London unless it is fitted with equipment to protect cyclists. After a lot of work behind the scenes, we have today (4 September 2013) taken the first steps to make this a reality.”