Dynamo’s response to Slyne Road, Skerton, local safety scheme

Lancashire County Council proposes building a pedestrian refuge on Slyne Road at Skerton as a road safety scheme.  Pedestrian refuges are tricky from a cyclist’s perspective.  On the one hand they create a pinch point where motorists may be tempted to overtake with limited space to do so; on the other, they are a benefit to pedestrians wishing to cross the road.   This is Dynamo’s response.


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Dynamo is a cycling group, established in 1994, to work with official bodies, other cycling organisations and interested individuals to promote cycling as a safe, enjoyable and healthy means of transport.
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2 Responses to Dynamo’s response to Slyne Road, Skerton, local safety scheme

  1. Mark Lange says:

    Interesting and agree with the response, it would be great if it incorporated some way to slow traffic over the bridge too, as that has very poor visibility.
    Is there a plan anywhere, I can’t see one on the planning site?

  2. Stephen Sparrow says:

    Asking disabled people to use the under the bridge footway,slope downhill, narrow passage and short but fairly steep hill back to Lune street or otherwise walking a few 100 metres further to use the traffic lights, seems about as wrong as it can be. A Zebra crossing at the Western side of the bridge is needed in my opinion.

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