As has been documented, the A6 south of Lancaster is a particularly dangerous stretch of road for cyclists and pedestrians. A large proportion of cyclist casualties in the past 5 years have occurred outside the BP garage near the Boot & Shoe, resulting from motorists turning into the garage forecourt across the path of cyclists. Lancashire County Council have amended the road markings so that the entrance is kept clear and cyclists are urged to slow down.
Time will tell how if this has an impact. Feel free to leave a comment below so that we can share experiences of the new markings.
(Between 2010 and 2014 there were 29 cycle casualties – i.e. ones that were reported to the police – on the A6 between the Pointer roundabout and Lancaster University entrance. Nine of them took place here.)