Dynamo (Lancaster & District Cycle Campaign) has been campaigning for safety improvements on the A6 for several years. We stepped this up in December 2014 when we wrote to Lancashire County Council about the awful accident statistics and demanded action. We then worked up a list of improvements, together with the Council’s Road Safety Manager, in April 2015. The significant improvements needed relate to the junctions where accidents have occurred, as well as minor lining and signing updates. In all this time, the Council has managed only the lining and signing and has even back tracked on promises to complete the work.
Dynamo has decided that it is essential to show a huge public support for County to implement these A6 safety measures in full and urgently. We have therefore launched an official e-petition on the County’s website which will run for 2 months. Please do go online and support this campaign, it can be found at bit.ly/A6-safety Don’t be put off by the need to register on the e-petition site: it only takes one minute to do.
We are also going to run a paper petition in tandem with the e-petition. Please let me know if you can take some paper forms to get signatures. Please note that people must NOT sign both the e-petition and the paper petition.
Please also share as widely as you can with cycling groups, cyclists, parents who want to keep their children safe, and anybody else who cares about the safety of vulnerable road users.
I through this best place to post this e-mail which landed in my inbox this week personally I don’t cycle along the A6 that often in Lancaster and only cross it in Slyne in the morning and sometimes in the afternoon on my commute on my bike to work and then home.