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Last Updated: Thursday, 27 May, 2004, 07:50 GMT 08:50 UK
Cycle lane scrapped after death
Cyclists on Blackfriars Bridge
The cycle lane ran between the bus lane and the rest of the traffic
Transport for London is to scrap a controversial cycle lane on Blackfriars Bridge after a cyclist died there.

Vicki McCreery was hit by a bus on 10 May on the track which runs between a bus lane and traffic.

BBC London's Mike Ramsden said London Mayor Ken Livingstone intervened calling the system "daft and unsafe".

The lane was taken out overnight ready for Thursday's rush hour. The London Cycling Campaign called the layout confusing and wants it redesigned.

The cycle lane was put up the middle of the road to allow traffic to turn left without getting in the way of cyclists.

But most cyclists said they felt at risk when using the lane.

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