For balance (puts on flame suit) and both a person that commutes to and from work by bike along a busy dual carriageway them get to work I then drive a 44tonne truck do I see both sides of the argument.
But as for banning large vehicles from busy areas at certain times is a stupid idea. I cycle to work and I know a lorry or van can't see me so I stay well begins at the lights as i've got more brains than to put myself at danger.
If saving yourself 30 seconds by skipping up on the inside of a large or any vehicle then I think you are a contender for a Darwin award.
Fair enough that collision in Cornwall was tragic and I can't stick up for the driver there but when the cyclist has under taken a large vehicle then it's the cyclists fault and whatever the outcome is the result of their own idiotic/suicidal decision.
These stories are getting more regular and yet the cyclist is still chancing their lives by still doing it.
A couple of quotes from Here
"When I sat in the truck with the engine running I couldn’t see or hear any of my friends outside, even when the whole class shouted as loud as they could!”
how big the lorry’s blind spot was by fitting 28 children in it.
I drove the company sprinter van the other day and the blind spot on that was surprising as I couldn't see a freelander on my nr side.
heed the warnings and stay safe.