Category Archives: Safety

Killed and seriously injured figures for Lancaster

Dynamo asked Lancashire Constabulary for figures for killed and seriously injured (KSI) figures for cyclists in Lancaster district for the last 3 complete years.  The figures are: Nature of incident 2016 2017 2018 Total Fatal 0 1 2 3 Serious … Continue reading

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“Safe pass” signs

Dynamo has been corresponding (unsuccessfully so far) with the Lancashire Road Safety Partnership about the proportions in their “safe pass” posters.  They are all wrong: the tiny cyclist, the giant car, and the distance.  Moreover, they have used the usual … Continue reading

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When £1 million doesn’t go very far

Lancashire County Council announced that it is spending £1 million on road and safety improvements.  It sounds like a lot of money, and some of the schemes like making Alexandra Road in Morecambe cycle-only access to reduce rat-running are exactly the … Continue reading

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New bollards outside BP garage on the A6

Three bollards have appeared outside the BP garage on the A6.  They won’t affect the perennial problem for cyclists of motorists turning into the garage cutting across them, but they should stop this:

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Plans published for Lune cycle diversion

Lancaster City Council has now put the proposed cycle diversion plans on their planning website.  To view them, type the planning application number – 00751 – in “search” and select the “Erection of flood defence walls . . .” application.  … Continue reading

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Any winter gritting reports?

How have you found the shared-use paths during the last week of low temperatures and ice?  Have they been gritted round your way?  Any reports of cyclists or pedestrians sliding off/over?  Please let us know.

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Tiny update on the Lune path closure during construction works

Re the closure of the Lune path during the flood management works: Dynamo has learned that the Sustrans Network Development Manager for the North West has seen the plans for the Caton Road diversion route and the Bay Gateway diversion … Continue reading

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