The reality is that cyclists have to look out for themselves. As Danny points out:
[we] need to keep tipper trucks and people on bikes apart from each other.
It’s more than just tipper trucks, though. Look at this footage and count the number of tourist buses, in the rush hour, in a bus lane, on top of the cycle lane, with no one on board.
To Tfl, the Mayor and Londoners, cycle provision means a little bit of blue paint:
This, to me, does not mean safe. This is not a stretch of road I want my kids cycling down on their way to school.