Category Archives: safety

Reply from the County Council to our A6 e-petition

Dynamo has received a reply from the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport in response to our e-petition for cyclist and pedestrian safety on the A6 south.  It’s more a list of reasons why things haven’t been done, but it is … Continue reading

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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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Extra funding for cycle safety in 2017/18

We have noted that the County Council will allocate £0.5 million to cycle safety in the next financial year.  The money was originally earmarked for parish bus funding (i.e. so that parishes could run their own bus services),  but there seems … Continue reading

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Our A6 safety campaign – follow-up

Following our A6 petition, Dynamo wrote a press release calling on the County Council to keep its commitment to improving safety on the A6 south for cyclists and pedestrians. This week’s Lancaster Guardian carries a report, including comments from the County … 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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Outside the BP garage on the A6

The County Council has put a lot more red paint on the road outside the BP garage (heading south to the Boot and Shoe crossroads).  Hopefully this is reducing the number of cyclist casualties at this nasty spot. (See previous item … Continue reading

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A6 petition closes with 733 signatures

Thank you to everyone who supported our petition for safer cycling on the A6 south.  It closed on 7 March with 733 signatures in support. And now for a press release and another wait for the County Council’s response.

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