White bike memorial at cyclist crash site

In
the last few days a
white bike has been placed at the junction of Devil’s Dyke Road
and Saddlescombe Road, where cyclist James Danson-Hatcher was
hit and killed by a car travelling at around 60 mph (more info
here
).

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White bikes are sombre
reminders of tragedies that take place and also quiet
statements in support of cyclists’ right to safe travel. This is
the first white bike to be sited in Brighton & Hove. More
information on this world-wide initiative at

www.ghostbikes.org/

Bricycles has called on
Brighton & Hove City Council to improve this poorly designed junction – a roundabout would help to slow cars
down.

Bricycles campaigns for
traffic speed reduction on rural roads. People need space to
exercise and to enjoy the countryside. It is no longer
acceptable for traffic to travel so fast that it is impossible
for the driver to {mosimage}{mosimage}avoid a crash with a pedestrian or a cyclist.
40 mph is more than enough on the city’s rural roads and 20 is plenty in places
where people live.

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