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Edinburgh cyclist who was hit by taxi wears camera to protect from motorists

Edinburgh cyclist who was hit by taxi wears camera to protect from motorists

Diana Laing. Hundreds of cyclists descended on the Scottish Parliament on Saturday in order to ramp up pressure on politicians to better improve cycling provision…

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Diana Laing. Hundreds of cyclists descended on the Scottish Parliament on Saturday in order to ramp up pressure on politicians to better improve cycling provision and safety across Scotland.

As a result, Edinburgh Live caught up with two cyclists to find out why it was important for them to take part.

One individual, Theo Morgan Lundie, had said that they were in attendance after being a victim of road violence when he was struck by a taxi on Nicolson Street in December 2021.

He said that the event was important to him because it is a chance to show politicians that there is an appetite for cycling in Scotland’s capital but that there is not the quality infrastructure to support this.

On the event, he said: “I’ve been a victim of road violence myself after getting hit by a taxi on Nicolson Street in December 2021, and now only have the confidence to cycle about Edinburgh wearing cameras as a way of protecting myself.

“For me the event is about showing all politicians that there is real appetite for cycling in Scotland, and that that demand isn’t met primarily because of a lack of high quality, accessible and connected infrastructure. Sign up for Edinburgh Live’s newsletter

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