Dynamo requested numbers and details of cyclist accidents in our district between 2014 and 2016 from Lancashire Constabulary and got a speedy response. We received both a letter and a summary of the collisions set out in a spreadsheet.
Headline figures are that there were:
- 38 collisions involving at least one pedal cycle in 2014
- 29 in 2015
- 17 in 2016.
Death and injuries of all types are lowest in 2016, which is good news.
The worst roads for cyclist collisions are:
- Scotforth Road (10 over the period)
- Greaves Road (5)
- Owen Road (5)
- Slyne Road (4)
- Bowerham Road (3)
- Torrisholme Road (3)