Dynamo has been pressing Lancashire County Council for action to reduce pedestrian and cycle deaths and serious injuries, following the release of worrying casualty figures in 2013 and 2014. We met with the County Road and Transport Safety Manager at the end of March 2015 to visit the locations of accidents to pedestrians and cyclists in the city centre and south of town. Despite near-term solutions being identified, including remodelling of junctions, keep clear markings, improved marking of existing cycle lanes and better signage, a lack of progress in implementing these prompted us to call a further meeting at the end of October, to include County Councillor John Fillis, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport.
The council has now committed to completing the lining and signing works before Christmas and will update us on the plans for junction improvements within the next few weeks. These changes are relatively inexpensive but can save lives and serious injuries.
Watch this space.