In recent days, the Borough of Poole’s new cycle lanes have been labelled a ‘recipe for disaster’ by Cycling UK. They claim that many of the new lanes around Bournemouth University and the surrounding area have either directed cyclists into oncoming traffic or in the way of pedestrians. Angela Pooley, secretary of Bournemouth Cycling […]
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The Dorset Cyclists’ Network (DCN) have called for more action on cycle safety after the Bournemouth and Poole area topped national statistics for cycling casualties. John Hayter of the DCN has called on the council to “do more” to reduce cycling casualties in Bournemouth Mr Hayter has suggested more “on road cycle lanes” for commuting cyclists and […]
In 2014 alone 113 British pedal cyclists died and 3,401 were seriously injured as a result of road accidents. According to Bournemouth Borough Council statistics, from 2009-2013 there was an average of 150 road accidents in Bournemouth involving pedal cyclists. On 11th November 2015 Bournemouth Council gave ‘The Lansdowne Bournemouth Delivery Plan’ the go-ahead and […]
There have been requests for more cycle lanes to ensure safety for local residents, as Bournemouth was named the second most dangerous place for cyclists in England and outside of London in 2013. Last year’s statistics show there were 689 casualties involving cyclists in Bournemouth. Angela Pooley, East Dorset Friends of the Earth Coordinator, said: “What is needed […]
Friends of the Earth Coordinator Angela Pooley met up with buzz reporter to discuss her thoughts on cycling and the new cycle lanes around Bournemouth As there are several new cycle lanes already in the East Dorset area, do you think we need more? What is needed is a network of cross […]
New plans for a walking and cycle lane along one of Bournemouth’s busiest roads will go on display today.