Lancashire’s road injury figures at five-year high . . . and the A6

The Lancaster Guardian recently carried a report stating that Department for Transport figures for 2014 show that there was a 14% increase in the number of people killed or seriously injured in Lancashire (not including Blackpool and Blackburn) as against a rise of 4% nationwide.  (This is for all road injuries – not just cyclists.)  At the same time, there was an increase of 2.4% in motor traffic volume nationally.  Lancashire County Council are looking into the figures, and Dynamo will be asking for more details.

Road injuries had been declining in recent years, but, as we reported last year, there has been a sharp increase in the number of cyclists killed and seriously injured in Lancaster.

As regards the A6 south of Lancaster, anecdotally the new road markings outside the BP garage near the Boot & Shoe have not removed the danger to cyclists.  We have heard of a few near misses at that spot recently, so we will take this up with the County and/or police.  As for the long-awaited changes to road junctions and markings on the A6 . . . well, changes of personnel at the County Council are just one factor in the delays.

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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 Lancashire’s road injury figures at five-year high . . . and the A6

  1. honeypooch says:

    Several times recently, a huge Spar delivery lorry has been parked on the cycle lane at the BP garage, forcing cyclists into the flow of traffic at the entrance, and blocking their view of the exit from the garage. This obviously makes that part of the road far less safe.

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