Cyclist in collision with bus near Tooting station

Wimbledon Guardian: Reports of a road accident in Tooting this morning Reports of a road accident in Tooting this morning

A cyclist was rushed to hospital after a collision with a bus near Tooting station this morning.

London Ambulance Service was called to Amen Corner in Southcroft Road, at the junction with Mitcham Road, at 7.30am.

Paramedics treated a man in his 20s for a leg injury and he was taken to St George's Hospital, Tooting.

Mitcham Road was partially blocked off while police attended. 

A witness said the cyclist was receiving oxygen on the scene at 7.45am.

Traffic is reported to be delayed in the area. 

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12:52pm Tue 3 Jun 14

chesty36 says...

I've said it before and I'll say it again - make space for cycling and this won't happen. Also, why does the Guardian report that a pedestrian was "hit by a car" but that the cyclist was "involved in a collision". The cyclist was hit, let's be honest.
I've said it before and I'll say it again - make space for cycling and this won't happen. Also, why does the Guardian report that a pedestrian was "hit by a car" but that the cyclist was "involved in a collision". The cyclist was hit, let's be honest. chesty36
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3:46pm Tue 3 Jun 14

buggsie says...

Traffic did seem heavy at 7.45 am this morning - but what do you expect with the roads being continually narrowed down - humps & bumps - chicanes - by councils.
But perhaps if cyclists would like to start paying for their use of the roads - and all the blue lanes for them - which only about 20% use - the rest are all over - to left and right of motorists.
Traffic did seem heavy at 7.45 am this morning - but what do you expect with the roads being continually narrowed down - humps & bumps - chicanes - by councils. But perhaps if cyclists would like to start paying for their use of the roads - and all the blue lanes for them - which only about 20% use - the rest are all over - to left and right of motorists. buggsie
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10:20pm Tue 3 Jun 14

PeterM says...

buggsie wrote:
Traffic did seem heavy at 7.45 am this morning - but what do you expect with the roads being continually narrowed down - humps & bumps - chicanes - by councils.
But perhaps if cyclists would like to start paying for their use of the roads - and all the blue lanes for them - which only about 20% use - the rest are all over - to left and right of motorists.
But cyclists do pay for the use of the roads, through Council Tax, VAT and Income Tax, which is exactly how roads are funded, i.e. via general taxation.

As for the blue painted lanes, I presume you mean the cycle superhighways. Most cyclists do use actually them, that is when they are not blocked with parked cars and vans. I cycle along CS7 into work in London everyday and the amount of motor vehicles parked up in the lanes runs into the 20s each day.

Oh, and by the way, I drive a car as well, as do about 85% of all cyclists.
[quote][p][bold]buggsie[/bold] wrote: Traffic did seem heavy at 7.45 am this morning - but what do you expect with the roads being continually narrowed down - humps & bumps - chicanes - by councils. But perhaps if cyclists would like to start paying for their use of the roads - and all the blue lanes for them - which only about 20% use - the rest are all over - to left and right of motorists.[/p][/quote]But cyclists do pay for the use of the roads, through Council Tax, VAT and Income Tax, which is exactly how roads are funded, i.e. via general taxation. As for the blue painted lanes, I presume you mean the cycle superhighways. Most cyclists do use actually them, that is when they are not blocked with parked cars and vans. I cycle along CS7 into work in London everyday and the amount of motor vehicles parked up in the lanes runs into the 20s each day. Oh, and by the way, I drive a car as well, as do about 85% of all cyclists. PeterM
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