Vigil and Die-In: Victoria Street, Westminster

Monday 2nd March 2015
5pm for 5:30pm


Claire Hitier-Abadie (photo: Evening Standard)
Claire Hitier-Abadie (photo: Evening Standard)

 

What: Protest and Die-In; followed by Vigil and Die-In
When: Monday 2nd March 2015
PROTEST: 5pm for 5.30pm
VIGIL: 6:30pm
Where: Victoria Street, Westminster City Hall
Tube: Victoria, or St.James Park
Press Release: A Terrible Place to Walk or Cycle; Local Death, Local Action
Coverage: Media coverage on Stop Killing Cyclists

Tell us you will be there: Facebook Event Listing



#StopKillingCyclists Vigil & DieIn: Westminster City Hall Mon 2 Mar 5p Re: crash involving HGV driver & cyclist http://stopthekilling.org.uk/direct-actions/vigil-and-die-in-victoria-street-westminster


What is this about?

Report from Evening Standard:

Claire Hitier-Abadie, 36, collided with the construction vehicle as it turned left from Bressenden Place into Victoria Street before 8am yesterday.

She was the fourth cyclist to be killed in London this year – all in HGV crashes. Campaigners are planning a protest “die-in” to highlight calls for improved road safety.

Further media reports are at Stop Killing CyclistsCLICK HERE.

We are VERY ANGRY that this is the fourth death in almost as many weeks of people riding bikes in London in 2015, and so we are going to have a pre Vigil and Die In PROTEST and DIE IN outside Westminster Council.

We will gather from 5pm outside Westminster City Hall – 64 Victoria Street – for a PROTEST at 5.30, the plan being that staff leaving the Council offices will see us. We will have speakers, etc and ask people to bring candles and placards, and hopefully this will include Westminster Living Streets, as Westminster is an awful borough for pedestrians and cyclists.

We will then continue with the Vigil and Die In to remember Claire, with people who are not able to join us earlier, at 6.30pm


Location Map…

Victoria Street, Westminster City Hall

Feeder Rides

Please let us know if you will be leading a cycle ride (from where at what time).

Walthamstow

  • Led by Nic Fripp (look for a tall bloke with yellow hi-viz and a grey & white beanie)
  • Departs from Town Square (by the library) at 5pm prompt

Other related things…

(not affiliated with this site or event but referenced in good faith)

Space for cycling 2x2 placard plate Placards: Unbranded national campaign plates ‘Space for cycling’ (click HERE for website)
Support Space for Cycling Place order: London Cycle Campaign branded placard ‘Space for cycling’ (click HERE for website)
APPCG Get Britain Cycling report cover Information: Get Britain Cycling inquiry report and recommendations

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