Bournemouth’s 4,491 cycle safety signs left on vehicles in council car parks cost £829

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth’s 4,491 cycle safety signs left on vehicles in council car parks cost £829 Bournemouth’s 4,491 cycle safety signs left on vehicles in council car parks cost £829

THE cost of controversial cycle safety signs left on vehicles in Bournemouth has been revealed.

A Bournemouth council spokesman said £829 has been spent on the 4,491 bright yellow Look Out signs being hung on wing mirrors in council car parks.

Ashley Miller, chairman of the Bournemouth Station Taxi Association dubbed the flyers “a total waste of money”.

Some leaflets were found dropped on the ground after the latest distribution in the Richmond Hill car park.

Ian Kalra, the council’s head of transportation services, said they were part of the Getting About campaign to encourage more people to cycle A council spokesman said the funds came from the government’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund.

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12:36pm Wed 8 Jan 14

scrumpyjack says...

Ding ding round 35.

Getting boring now.
Ding ding round 35. Getting boring now. scrumpyjack

12:46pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Poole Pirate says...

A small price to pay to raise roaduser awareness of the issues associated with cycle/car interactions, and hopefully make the roads a little safer for everyone !. Ideally the signs should have included Section 163 of the Highway Code for motorists and Section 60 and 69 for cyclists.
A small price to pay to raise roaduser awareness of the issues associated with cycle/car interactions, and hopefully make the roads a little safer for everyone !. Ideally the signs should have included Section 163 of the Highway Code for motorists and Section 60 and 69 for cyclists. Poole Pirate

1:12pm Wed 8 Jan 14

funkyferret says...

Cannot see how this would have improved car / cyclist relations, I am a user of both & would have felt quite annoyed had I returned to my car to find some arbitrary sign stuck to it.
Complete waste of money which could have been put to a far more appropriate use.
I fear the council have persons employed to dream up such schemes to justify their existence.
Cannot see how this would have improved car / cyclist relations, I am a user of both & would have felt quite annoyed had I returned to my car to find some arbitrary sign stuck to it. Complete waste of money which could have been put to a far more appropriate use. I fear the council have persons employed to dream up such schemes to justify their existence. funkyferret

1:39pm Wed 8 Jan 14

nosuchluck54 says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
Ding ding round 35.

Getting boring now.
Still don't understand why they are quoting the personal opinion of a member of B*STA***.In round 34 he was more interested in informing us of his writing,quizmasterin
g and TV appearance than road safety,now that was boring.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: Ding ding round 35. Getting boring now.[/p][/quote]Still don't understand why they are quoting the personal opinion of a member of B*STA***.In round 34 he was more interested in informing us of his writing,quizmasterin g and TV appearance than road safety,now that was boring. nosuchluck54

2:06pm Wed 8 Jan 14

skydriver says...

Does that figure include the wages of the council workers who they used to do this task. We all wait to hear from any councillor to answer.
Does that figure include the wages of the council workers who they used to do this task. We all wait to hear from any councillor to answer. skydriver

2:08pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Hessenford says...

Who ever thought this one up should be sacked, the only result is that thee is no £829 floating in the gutters of Bournemouth.
Who ever thought this one up should be sacked, the only result is that thee is no £829 floating in the gutters of Bournemouth. Hessenford

2:56pm Wed 8 Jan 14

muscliffman says...

So what happened to the 4,492nd leaflet? These incredibly 'precise' figures all sound a bit unlikely!

But whatever the figures really are this whole daft idea was a very ill considered and complete waste of good money.
So what happened to the 4,492nd leaflet? These incredibly 'precise' figures all sound a bit unlikely! But whatever the figures really are this whole daft idea was a very ill considered and complete waste of good money. muscliffman

3:47pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Roginthesouth says...

An original and very worthwhile safety initiative by the Council.

Its inaccurate for the Bournemouth Echo has to use the word “controversial”.


They should be showing statistics relating to serious injuries on our roads, not encouraging the minority who seem intent on producing anti-cycling propaganda, rather than supporting sensible initiatives to reduce injuries.
An original and very worthwhile safety initiative by the Council. Its inaccurate for the Bournemouth Echo has to use the word “controversial”. They should be showing statistics relating to serious injuries on our roads, not encouraging the minority who seem intent on producing anti-cycling propaganda, rather than supporting sensible initiatives to reduce injuries. Roginthesouth

4:08pm Wed 8 Jan 14

speedy231278 says...

Pointless. The drivers are as likely to read them as cyclists are the Highway Code.
Pointless. The drivers are as likely to read them as cyclists are the Highway Code. speedy231278

4:26pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Teddy 1 says...

Will this really make a difference?
Will this really make a difference? Teddy 1

5:56pm Wed 8 Jan 14

The-Bleeding-Obvious says...

I hope all those that found one of the signs on their car displayed due diligence by carefully removing it and returning it to the town hall for 'recycling' so that a jobsworth can go out and attach it to yet another car!
I hope all those that found one of the signs on their car displayed due diligence by carefully removing it and returning it to the town hall for 'recycling' so that a jobsworth can go out and attach it to yet another car! The-Bleeding-Obvious

12:18pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Dorset Logic says...

We are urgently seeking a manufacturer of fire proof labels which will withstand placement within bonfires on Guy Fawkes night. The labels must contain the wording. "This fire is hot" and be written in Arial 60 pt font in black bold. No bonfires will be allowed in the Bournemouth constituency that do not display at least 5 of these labels, so we estimate a run of 7000 at minimum.
Please contact:.
Cllr Brigadier Fortescue Smyth-Wilkinson (Desc).
We are urgently seeking a manufacturer of fire proof labels which will withstand placement within bonfires on Guy Fawkes night. The labels must contain the wording. "This fire is hot" and be written in Arial 60 pt font in black bold. No bonfires will be allowed in the Bournemouth constituency that do not display at least 5 of these labels, so we estimate a run of 7000 at minimum. Please contact:. Cllr Brigadier Fortescue Smyth-Wilkinson (Desc). Dorset Logic

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