Bournemouth cycle event to remind motorists and riders to ‘Look Out’ for each other

Bournemouth Echo: CAMPAIGN: Bournemouth council is being proactive in promoting road safety CAMPAIGN: Bournemouth council is being proactive in promoting road safety

A CYCLE safety and awareness event will be held in Bournemouth Square this weekend, reminding motorists and cyclists to ‘Look Out’ for each other.

Council staff will be on hand from 11am to 3.30pm on Saturday to provide information on current and planned cycling improvements and urban cycling skills training courses.

The road safety team will invite people to test their reactions, Dorset Police will also be at the event to talk to the public about the Highway Code and provide safety tips and Streetwise will be demonstrating the importance of wearing a cycle helmet. As an added incentive for cyclists to come along, the council will be giving away free fluorescent rucksack covers on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ian Kalra, pictured inset, head of transportation services, said: “More people than ever are taking up cycling in the town. The council is very keen to encourage further participation but at the same time we need to make sure that all road users are kept safe.

“This public event provides a great way for cyclists and motorists to find out more about infrastructure development and the best ways to use the roads together safely.”

The Look Out campaign is part of Bournemouth council’s Getting About travel programme. Brightly coloured Look Out posters have also been placed at the side of major roads, on buses and on cars in council car parks.

The event will not take place in bad weather. If it needs to be cancelled, a notice will be posted on the Bike Bournemouth Facebook page and the council’s Facebook and Twitter feed on Friday.

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1:42pm Fri 17 Jan 14

mikeymagic says...

The council obviously didn't read the comments last time there was a story on this!
The council obviously didn't read the comments last time there was a story on this! mikeymagic

2:25pm Fri 17 Jan 14

muscliffman says...

Apart from continuing to promote a divisive and unhelpful descent into virtual on road and media warfare between Bournemouth area car drivers and cyclists what is the Council seeking to achieve with this waste of good public money in a time of supposed Council austerity?

And as an aside though, will the organisers be approaching the cyclists riding their bikes in the usual hazardous fashion across and around the pedestrianized and pavement areas during their time in the Square?
Apart from continuing to promote a divisive and unhelpful descent into virtual on road and media warfare between Bournemouth area car drivers and cyclists what is the Council seeking to achieve with this waste of good public money in a time of supposed Council austerity? And as an aside though, will the organisers be approaching the cyclists riding their bikes in the usual hazardous fashion across and around the pedestrianized and pavement areas during their time in the Square? muscliffman

2:53pm Fri 17 Jan 14

mikeymagic says...

muscliffman wrote:
Apart from continuing to promote a divisive and unhelpful descent into virtual on road and media warfare between Bournemouth area car drivers and cyclists what is the Council seeking to achieve with this waste of good public money in a time of supposed Council austerity?

And as an aside though, will the organisers be approaching the cyclists riding their bikes in the usual hazardous fashion across and around the pedestrianized and pavement areas during their time in the Square?
I get your point about the council creating media warfare but then you do exactly the same by having a pop at cyclists. What am I missing here?
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: Apart from continuing to promote a divisive and unhelpful descent into virtual on road and media warfare between Bournemouth area car drivers and cyclists what is the Council seeking to achieve with this waste of good public money in a time of supposed Council austerity? And as an aside though, will the organisers be approaching the cyclists riding their bikes in the usual hazardous fashion across and around the pedestrianized and pavement areas during their time in the Square?[/p][/quote]I get your point about the council creating media warfare but then you do exactly the same by having a pop at cyclists. What am I missing here? mikeymagic

3:15pm Fri 17 Jan 14

muscliffman says...

mikeymagic wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
Apart from continuing to promote a divisive and unhelpful descent into virtual on road and media warfare between Bournemouth area car drivers and cyclists what is the Council seeking to achieve with this waste of good public money in a time of supposed Council austerity?

And as an aside though, will the organisers be approaching the cyclists riding their bikes in the usual hazardous fashion across and around the pedestrianized and pavement areas during their time in the Square?
I get your point about the council creating media warfare but then you do exactly the same by having a pop at cyclists. What am I missing here?
It was not a 'pop' at cyclists in general, only those that cycle in the wrong places, I would take exactly the same line if motorists drove their cars around the pedestrian precincts - but they don't!
[quote][p][bold]mikeymagic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: Apart from continuing to promote a divisive and unhelpful descent into virtual on road and media warfare between Bournemouth area car drivers and cyclists what is the Council seeking to achieve with this waste of good public money in a time of supposed Council austerity? And as an aside though, will the organisers be approaching the cyclists riding their bikes in the usual hazardous fashion across and around the pedestrianized and pavement areas during their time in the Square?[/p][/quote]I get your point about the council creating media warfare but then you do exactly the same by having a pop at cyclists. What am I missing here?[/p][/quote]It was not a 'pop' at cyclists in general, only those that cycle in the wrong places, I would take exactly the same line if motorists drove their cars around the pedestrian precincts - but they don't! muscliffman

8:28pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Bob49 says...

Any chance of the council reminding the police that going out for a couple of mights in a couple of places is going to do nothing to stop idiot cyclists riding with out lights.

Or do we have to wait until next November before that silly and wasteful starburst is carried out again ?
Any chance of the council reminding the police that going out for a couple of mights in a couple of places is going to do nothing to stop idiot cyclists riding with out lights. Or do we have to wait until next November before that silly and wasteful starburst is carried out again ? Bob49

10:14am Sat 18 Jan 14

skydriver says...

I'm sure the police have better things to do, what will it be next, Police get to clean the bikes, this is NOT the place to be putting are police cash.
It should be used for policing, not this type of work. And Underhill wants us to pay more via our council tax, for this type of policing......... he too can get on his bike.
I'm sure the police have better things to do, what will it be next, Police get to clean the bikes, this is NOT the place to be putting are police cash. It should be used for policing, not this type of work. And Underhill wants us to pay more via our council tax, for this type of policing......... he too can get on his bike. skydriver

5:10pm Sat 18 Jan 14

scrumpyjack says...

skydriver wrote:
I'm sure the police have better things to do, what will it be next, Police get to clean the bikes, this is NOT the place to be putting are police cash.
It should be used for policing, not this type of work. And Underhill wants us to pay more via our council tax, for this type of policing......... he too can get on his bike.
More petty minded nonsense.

How much do you think it costs when they have to close the road, involve all emergency services and investigate all these little incidents from the last few months locally and then compare how much this exercise will cost?

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You really are a sad little....
[quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: I'm sure the police have better things to do, what will it be next, Police get to clean the bikes, this is NOT the place to be putting are police cash. It should be used for policing, not this type of work. And Underhill wants us to pay more via our council tax, for this type of policing......... he too can get on his bike.[/p][/quote]More petty minded nonsense. How much do you think it costs when they have to close the road, involve all emergency services and investigate all these little incidents from the last few months locally and then compare how much this exercise will cost? http://www.bournemou thecho.co.uk/news/10 713129.Cyclist_hurt_ in_rush_hour_collisi on/ http://www.bournemou thecho.co.uk/news/10 940958.Cyclist_injur ed_after_crash_with_ car_in_Wimborne/ http://www.bournemou thecho.co.uk/news/10 839291.UPDATE__Cycli st_hurt_on_Wessex_Wa y/ http://www.bournemou thecho.co.uk/news/10 713129.Cyclist_hurt_ in_rush_hour_collisi on/ http://www.bournemou thecho.co.uk/news/10 798136.Cyclist_injur ed_in_A350_crash/ You really are a sad little.... scrumpyjack

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