Category Archives: Safety

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. Advertisements

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A good news bulletin! The slippery approach to the Millennium Bridge from St George’s Quay (where a Dynamo member broke his hip last winter) has been resurfaced: and a gate has been installed at the very end of the quay … Continue reading

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Cycling Safety Programme

At its meeting on 12 October 2017, Lancashire County Council’s Cabinet agreed to revised criteria for developing the 2017/18 Cycling Safety Programme.  Now that the criteria (here) have been approved, they can get on with developing the actual Cycling Safety Programme. … Continue reading

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Police action on “safe passing”

Thank you to everyone who responded to us with details of roads where cyclists are frequently given too little room by overtaking motorists. We have passed a list of the worst roads to the police officers, and they have said they will accommodate them … Continue reading

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Dynamo radio interview on “car dooring” and the “Dutch reach”

On Tuesday Dick was interviewed by BBC Radio Lancashire about Cycling UK’s new campaign to increase awareness of the dangers of “car dooring” – i.e. being knocked off your bicycle by someone opening a car door in your path.  Cycling … Continue reading

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Analysis of A6 accident data

Paul has analysed the data Dynamo recently received from Lancashire Constabulary on accidents around the A6 involving cyclists for the years 2009 and 2016.  (We had previously received data for earlier years – you can view them here.) Paul’s analysis is here.  In summary, as … Continue reading

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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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