Submitted by CDF Co-ordinator on 27 March 2015 - 5:52pm.
Last week, an incomprehensible travesty of justice occurred in Kent: a driver who had sent and received 40 text messages whilst at the wheel and who then hit an 18-year-old cyclist on a straight stretch of road in broad day light was cleared by a jury of causing the cyclist’s death.
Submitted by CDF Co-ordinator on 27 March 2015 - 4:31pm.
In a shocking display of insensitivity the Metropolitan Police announced to the media on 18th March that they would not refer the case of Michael Mason to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). This followed an announcement made only six days before, shortly before a vigil marking a year since Michael’s death, that the Met would refer the case to the CPS. This u-turn was broadly welcomed by the Cyclists Defence Fund (CDF), Michael’s family and other campaigners for justice.
Submitted by CDF Co-ordinator on 13 March 2015 - 3:25pm.
With support from the Cyclists’ Defence Fund, the family of 70-year-old Michael Mason who was hit from behind by a driver on Regent Street on 25 February 2014, have been fighting for answers as to why the police did not inform the CPS of the case. Michael died on 14 March, 19 days after the incident.
Submitted by CDF Co-ordinator on 5 March 2015 - 1:39pm.
To mark one year since Michael Mason was killed in a road crash in London, the Cyclists’ Defence Fund, together with the campaign group Stop Killing Cyclists will hold a ride and vigil on Regent Street on Friday 13th March.
Pedicabs, or cycle rickshaws, provide transport for passengers on short, emission-free journeys.
The demand for this mode of transport has been strong, and pedicabs have become a colourful and vibrant part of the wider integrated transport network available in London. The regulations governing pedicabs outside of London have, however, made it difficult for this transport mode to develop to its full potential in other UK cities.
This article outlines the legal status of pedicabs across the UK.