On 23 February 2004, London bicycle messenger Sebastian Lukomski was killed by a collision with a Heavy Goods Vehicle at the junction of Lower Thames Street and Queen Street Place. He is the 7th London bicycle messenger to have died whilst working. All 7 have been killed by collisions with HGVs. The majority of cyclists killed or seriously injured in Central London are involved in collisions with HGVs.
On 19 March the London Bicycle Messenger Association (LBMA), the representative body of London's bicycle messengers, wrote to the Mayor to ask him to consider various measures, including restricting HGV movements in the Congestion Charge Zone, in an effort to improve safety of London's bicycle messengers and other cyclists. As of 16 April, no acknowledgement had been received. Can the Mayor acknowledge receipt of the letter and give an indication of when a formal response can be expected?