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.