Friday, 5 June 2009

Boris and DoT slammed by disillusioned company boss

TRANSPORT chiefs have been blasted by a company boss whose employee was killed cycling home from work. Adrianna Skrzypiec, 30, from Rotherhithe, was knocked down at the meeting of Woolwich Road and the southbound A102, near East Greenwich Library on May 15.

The Polish 30-year-old was cycling home from her work with Net-A-Porter clothing company, where she was on track to become a supervisor.
The company's founder and Chairman, Natalie Massenet told the Times: "We have actively promoted cycling to work among our team, but this tragic accident calls into question the sense in encouraging our staff to risk their lives on the roads each day.

"Without more tangible commitment to road safety from the Department of Transport and the Mayor’s office, we will find this more difficult to do." The junction where Ms Skrzypiec died from multiple injuries was described as "wholly unsuitable for cyclists"

The lorry that knocked Ms Skrzypiec down never stopped and police have made no arrests.