Category Archives: Police

Road accidents involving cyclists 2014-16

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 … Continue reading

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Undercover cycle cops!

According to Rochdale Online, police officers will be “going undercover” as cyclists to educate motorists who pass them dangerously close. Combined with Cycling UK’s latest campaign, “Too Close for Comfort“, could it be that the minority of motorists who put cyclists … Continue reading

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If Preston can do it, why not Lancaster . . . ?

One of our (many!) perennial gripes is the way that some motorists abuse the no-through roads in the district – in particular Spring Garden Street and the stretch of North Road in front of Simply Baby. Private cars should only … Continue reading

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Scheme to educate motorists who pass cyclists too close

A very interesting article about “undercover cycle cops” stopping motorists who pass cyclists with no room to spare.  It has prompted Dynamo to write to the Police Commissioner for Lancashire: Dear Mr Grunshaw I write on behalf of Dynamo (Lancaster & … Continue reading

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Meeting with the police

Yesterday Dick met Inspector Steve Bell of Neighbourhood Policing and his cycling colleague to express Dynamo’s safety concerns re the following: rat-running past no-entry signs like Damside and Spring Garden Street in Lancaster city centre parking in mandatory cycle lanes (especially … Continue reading

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Meeting the police to discuss road dangers

Following his letter to the Chief Constable of Lancashire Constabulary and lots of previous correspondence, Dick is arranging to meet the Neighbour Policing Inspector for Lancaster and Morecambe to discuss Dynamo’s concerns about road dangers for cyclists.  In particular, we are looking … Continue reading

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