Wednesday 23 June 2010
Giant mirrors are set to be fixed to traffic lights in a bid to reduce the number of London cyclists killed by left-turning vehicles.
As usual, cutting edge Waltham Forest was here first, with this magnificent mirror (above) which provides a crystal clear view of oncoming cyclists and pedestrians and helps them avoid collisions with each other in the blind spot at the southern end of the glorious ‘shared use’ Langthorne Road bridge.
Nigel Hardy, Transport for London's cycle superhighways project director, said he hoped the Department for Transport would approve the installation of a “significant number” of Trixi mirrors in time for the launch of the £23 million superhighways on July 19.
[That must be the most expensive blue paint in history. Ed.]