Category Archives: safety

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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Police proposals for safe passing

Dick met two police officers on Friday to hear about their plans to proactively patrol the local area on bicycles and focus on motorists who overtake cyclists too close. This complements the current educational campaign of the Lancashire Road Safety Partnership. The officers have … Continue reading

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Forthcoming meeting with police

Dick will be meeting Lancashire Constabulary (#bikebobbies) on Friday to find out more about the work they are doing to complement the “Safe Pass” initiative.

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“Pass safely” sign spotted

Dynamo’s first sighting of posters from Lancashire Road Safety Partnership to encourage drivers to leave a safe distance when overtaking cyclists. This one is on Ashton Road. (Let’s hope that hedge doesn’t grow.)

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New “Safe Pass” cycle initiative in Lancashire

Since news of the West Midlands’ police scheme to educate drivers about a safe distance to pass cyclists (1.5 metres, please), Dynamo has been pestering the police about something similar in our district. Lancashire Road Safety Partnership has announced its new … Continue reading

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