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The Safer Urban Lorry Would Reduce the Incidence of Cyclist Injuries

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: • References: lcc.org.uk & dezeen
Citizens in cities around the world are being encouraged to commute by eco-friendly means, but cycling along metropolitan streets is quite risky amidst most contemporary infrastructure. One solution is the introduction of the Safer Urban Lorry: a clever concept for a new transporter that increases the driver's awareness of his surroundings.

The London Cycling Campaign truck features an operator's cabin with windows all around three sides and up and down its doors. This minimizes blind spots so that small cars, motorbikes and folks on bicycles, especially, can be easily seen before the driver makes a turn or switches lanes.

Another two smart physical features of the Safer Urban Lorry are its low chassis and guardrails between the two front and two back wheels on either side. If a biker is hit, he is much less likely to be pulled in under the tractor-trailer. Stats for Transparent-Cabbed Trucks Trending: Older & Chilly
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