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Sunday, April 17, 2016

London Considers a More Bike-Friendly Truck Design @nextcityorg

Transport for London’s proposed design (Credit: TfL)
Trucks can be death traps for cyclists. Out of eight bikers killed in collisions with vehicles in London last year, all but one collided with a truck. But London’s transportation agency says a relatively simple design addition to trucks could help reduce the number of cyclists hit by truck drivers.
Transport for London is considering proposals that would require trucks to have large, glass panels along their side doors, the Evening Standard reported. The design gives truck drivers a “panoramic” view of the road, and also gives drivers greater responsibility in avoiding collisions with bikers and pedestrians.

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