Cyclist dies on road collision in Deptford

Paramedics rushed to the scene but were unable to save the man

An 82-year-old man died while cycling after colliding with a car last Saturday near the junction with Bestwood Street, Deptford.

The London Ambulance service and police were called at 10.15am but the cyclist was pronounced dead.

Several buses were diverted following the crash with police putting road closures in place.

The car driver was stopped at the scene, although there have been no arrests and enquiries into the circumstances remain ongoing.

Detectives from the Roads and Transport Policing Command are investigating.

The cyclist is the tenth cycling death in London this year.

The news comes after a week of another cyclist Maria-Bitner-Glindzics, a geneticist who led pioneering research into the causes of deafness in children at Great Ormond Street hospital, died after a cycling crash in Clerkenwell.

The Deptford crash was on the route where the Cycle Superhighway 4 (CS4) is meant to be built.

The CS4 will create a continuous segregated cycle route between Tower Bridge and Greenwich and improve pedestrian facilities and public spaces. A public consultation on the scheme ran in 2017.

The plans were introduced in a public consultation by TfL and Mayor Sadiq Khan in 2017 and is meant to go in motion this year.

More than 3,000 people responded to the consultation on the route between Tower Bridge and Greenwich, with 83 per cent in favour. Many respondents suggested that it would make cycling safer, increase the number of people choosing to cycle in the area and help reduce air and noise pollution.

The delay for the CS4 has caused a lot of concern for residents near Evelyn Street due to the lack of safety for cyclists, with a polluted bus lane and motor traffic.

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