Category Archives: Safety

Travels with a Road Safety Engineer

Patricia met Steve Cartmell from Lancashire County Council this morning to look initially at the BP garage on the A6.  Despite the extra road markings (put in at the beginning of 2017), there have been 4 accidents involving cyclists along this … Continue reading

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Government’s “Pedal Cyclist Road Safety Factsheet”

You may not want to read this factsheet (and who can blame you?) but it does provide a national breakdown of reported cyclist casualties and deaths between 2011 and 2016.  One immediate fact that jumps out at you is: Around 92 … Continue reading

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Reply from County Councillor Keith Iddon re Lancaster city centre safety

Dynamo has finally received a reply from County Councillor Keith Iddon (Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport at Lancashire County Council) – you can read his letter here. Our reason for writing was concern about cyclist safety in Lancaster city centre … Continue reading

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Where the £0.5 million for cycle safety is going . . .

We were encouraged early last year by the news that Lancashire County Council had found £0.5 million for cycle safety measures in 2017/18 . . . but sadly, NONE of it is heading our way. At its meeting on 18 … Continue reading

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County Councillor’s attempts to get a ring-fenced budget for cycling and walking defeated

Green Party County Councillor Gina Dowding took a motion to the full County Council meeting on 14 December to attempt to get a portion of the highways budget ring-fenced for improvements to cycling and walking. There is currently ZERO budget allocated … Continue reading

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Safety cameras for cyclists

Dynamo member, Ben Cooper, writes about his experience of using a safety camera to record his cycle rides. I have always felt a little sceptical about using a video camera on my bike. I’ve commuted the same route every day for almost … Continue reading

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Letter to County Council transport leads re Lancaster city centre safety

Dynamo has again written to County Councillor Keith Iddon, and this time also to County Councillor Andrew Snowden, regarding cyclist safety issues around South Road, the Pointer roundabout, and Lancaster’s one-way system. You can read the letter here.

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