Russell Jones and Walker Launches 2 Way Street CampaignBy Russell Jones Walker, PRNE
Sunday, August 8, 2010
LONDON, August 9, 2010 - Russell Jones and Walker, the personal injury specialists, has launched 2
Way Street, a campaign that aims to bring HGV drivers and cyclists together.
The campaign, fronted by Gail Porter, calls for HGV drivers to have cycle
awareness training, for cyclists to be encouraged to take cycle training to
cope with busy urban roads, and for more investment in the design of
cycle-friendly roads. The campaign is supported by CTC, the UK's national
On average, every year approximately eight cyclists a year are killed by
lorries in London and about 28 are killed by lorries across the UK, with 70%
of these in urban areas.
Following the launch of the Barclays Cycle Hire, in July this year, which
aims to generate up to 40,000 extra cycle trips a day in central London by
providing 5,000 cycles for hire, Paul Kitson (
www.rjw.co.uk/meet-the-team/profiles/paul-kitson/), a claimant
personal injury specialist with Russell Jones & Walker with particular
expertise in cycling claims (
) said: "The launch of Boris Johnson's Barclay Cycle Hire scheme
in central London is even more of reason to draw attention to the
relationship between cyclists and HGV drivers in urban areas, and call for
"All adult cyclists across the UK should have access to national
standards cycle training, so that they have the confidence and skills to
cycle safely on today's busy urban roads.
"The 2 Way Street (www.rjw.co.uk/2waystreet/) survey has explored,
for the first time ever, the relationship between cyclists and lorry drivers
and most importantly we now have proof that both parties want more or less
the same things so they can share happily the same roads."
About Russell Jones & Walker
Russell Jones and Walker employs more than 440 staff (more than 229
lawyers) and is renowned as the leading national firm of solicitors in
protecting the rights and legal interest of individuals and those who
represent them in road traffic accident claims (
) and more. RJW has a network of regional offices and includes
those in the following centres: London, Birmingham, Bristol, Wakefield,
Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, Cardiff and Edinburgh.
The UK's national cyclists' organisation has 66,000 members. It has been
protecting and promoting the rights of cyclists since 1878 and is the largest
cycling body in the UK. CTC is a not-for-profit organisation that is funded
through its membership and donations. CTC provides a comprehensive range of
services, advice, events, and protection for members and works to promote
cycling by raising public and political awareness of its health, social and
For more information about Russell Jones and Walker or this PR, please contact: Gill Alexander Russell Jones & Walker 50-52 Chancery Lane London WC2A 1HL +44(0)20-8332-9690 www.rjw.co.uk
For more information about Russell Jones and Walker or this PR, please contact: Gill Alexander, Russell Jones & Walker, 50-52 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1HL, +44(0)20-8332-9690.
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