Search

Youth organisation warns young people of “death-trap” at Bow roundabout

12:00 23 November 2011

Darren Way

Darren Way

Archant

A youth organisation branded the Bow roundabout a “death-trap” and said it has been warning its members not to cycle there for years.

Charity Streets of Growth, based in Poplar, runs award-winning cycling courses for young people across Tower Hamlets but said its message has always been to avoid the junction.

Following the recent deaths of Brian Dorling and Svitlana Tereschenko the organisation has decided to include specific training in its classes about how best to tackle the roundabout if it is unavoidable.

Darren Way, founder of the charity, said: “That roundabout has always been dangerous. When I was a kid it was known as the risk and run. From day one the whole set-up there was dreadful.

“It’s so bad we have to say to our young people don’t cycle there. I think the blue lines have simply done one thing – give cyclists a false sense of safety and priority.”

Last year the organisation set up a programme which gave young people the opportunity to fix reclaimed bikes and learn how to ride their bike safely.

The project, Re-cycle, was named the Capital’s best cycling project for young people by the London Cycling Campaign last year.

Latest East London News Stories

Yesterday, 16:54

Attempts by banned mayor Lutfur Rahman to get back into Tower Hamlets politics has hit the buffers with the Election Commission rejecting his bid to register a new political party.

Yesterday, 18:30

A charity volunteer with epilepsy has been recognised for the support he has continuously provided for others with the condition.

Yesterday, 12:33

A bus driver escaped just in time when his double-decker burst into flame in east London during the night—captured in this amazing image.

Yesterday, 10:28

Police closed off the busy A10 Shoreditch High Street during this-morning’s rush-hour for what was believed to be an unexploded wartime bomb.

Yesterday, 09:28

A tenant who illegally sublet his social-rent flat for seven years in London’s East End with its chronic housing shortage has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Friday, February 24, 2017

A woman and a child were rescued from a house fire in Whitechapel in the early hours of this morning.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

A new campaign by the Department for Education is urging small companies to take on apprentices.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Commuters are facing delays and cancellations on the c2c line this evening due to Storm Doris.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now