A6 road safety survey

Paul and Patricia met Paul Binks, the Road and Transport Safety Manager from Lancashire County Council, yesterday to look at the worst road junctions on the A6 and Barton/Bowerham Road for cyclist casualties (i.e. ones reported to the police).  The County has funding for road safety measures such as changes to road markings, signage and possibly road layouts.

In the case of the A6, most crashes occurred at junctions where cars turned into the path of a cyclist.  The top of Bridge Street and the Bowerham/Barton Road junction were bad, but the worst is the entrance to the BP garage in Scotforth (where changes have already been made – see forthcoming post).

These are reactive measures rather than a strategic plan, but Paul made the case for a cycle route along Belle Vue Terrace as an interim measure to turn the A6 into a cycle corridor.

Paul on Bowerham Road with Paul Binks and Patricia's bicycle.

Paul on Bowerham Road with Paul Binks and Patricia’s bicycle.

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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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One Response to A6 road safety survey

  1. Simon Wright says:

    One great improvement would be to enforce the double yellow lines and bike lane by the BP garage on Scotforth. Spar HGV’s continually park on the double year lines and bike lane, and also on the path when making deliveries further increasing this already dangerous stretch of the A6.

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