Category Archives: Police

What about George Street safety?

Dick has had a letter published in the Lancaster Guardian today: For over 10 years, Dynamo has been raising the danger of illegal rat-running in Lancaster city centre, from George Street into Spring Garden Street – a frequent and daily … Continue reading

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Police proposals for safe passing

Dick met two police officers on Friday to hear about their plans to proactively patrol the local area on bicycles and focus on motorists who overtake cyclists too close. This complements the current educational campaign of the Lancashire Road Safety Partnership. The officers have … Continue reading

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Forthcoming meeting with police

Dick will be meeting Lancashire Constabulary (#bikebobbies) on Friday to find out more about the work they are doing to complement the “Safe Pass” initiative.

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“Pass safely” sign spotted

Dynamo’s first sighting of posters from Lancashire Road Safety Partnership to encourage drivers to leave a safe distance when overtaking cyclists. This one is on Ashton Road. (Let’s hope that hedge doesn’t grow.)

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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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