Category Archives: Safety

Your comments, please, for BP garage on A6 south

The BP garage at the moment Lancashire County Council have drawn up plans to improve safety for cyclists outside the BP garage on the A6 in south Lancaster (just north of Booth’s supermarket). The plan is attached here.  Changes include colouring … Continue reading

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Support Cycling UK’s “Campaign for Road Justice”

From the Cycling UK campaign for Road Justice Our road traffic laws are failing to deliver justice or promote road safety – over 10,000 people hold valid licences despite having more than 12 penalty points. Help us correct our flawed … Continue reading

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Collision at A6/Queen Square junction: can’t Queen Street be blocked off?

A Dynamo member was knocked off his bike last week by a motorist pulling out of Queen Street.  She stopped, looked . . . and pulled out in front of the cyclist.  Fortunately he wasn’t badly hurt, and she was … Continue reading

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Road safety matters

The Road Safety Foundation has recently published a new report entitled “Cutting the Cost of Dangerous Roads”.  Looking through this and comparing it to its 2014 report, we can see (table 2, pp.11-12) that the A6 from junction 33 north and … Continue reading

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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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