Bozza's latest brainwave to improve safety relations twixt lorry drivers and cyclists is to put them in each other's places. His new cycle safety strategy enhances HGV driver training with mandatory cycle safety awareness and gives cyclists opportunities to sit in a lorry cab at special 'Exchanging Places' events in order to appreciate the elevated truck driving perspective. We'd go solely to honk the big horn. Bet Boris wants to too.
The strategy also builds on the trial scheme to give HGVs "safety lenses" to enable them to spot cyclists easier and invests in other innovations. Money will also be spent encouraging people to take free cycle training with Transport for London, particularly with our bike hire scheme an ever more imminent reality.
And here's our contribution to lorry driver cyclist mutual understanding: links to posts on the life of a lorry driver and word up from London Cyclist.
Last Updated 24 October 2009