A583 Riversway and Ribbleton Lane named most dangerous areas in Preston for cyclists

Posted on - 22nd November, 2021 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Roads, Transport
Junction of Deepdale Road, Ribbleton Lane and Church Street Pic: Google
The junction of Deepdale Road, Ribbleton Lane and Church Street Pic: Google

The most dangerous roads for Preston’s cyclists have been announced.


The A583, Ashton-on-Ribble and Ribbleton Lane are the most dangerous roads for Preston cyclists, according to a new study from personal injury experts Boyes Turner Claims.

There were 319 reported accidents including cyclists in Preston alone in the last five years.

The A583 in Ashton-on-Ribble is the most common location of fatal cycling accidents in the city, with two cyclists killed in the last five years.

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Ribbleton Lane is the most common location of serious accidents in the city, with 79 serious accidents occurring on this road since 2016.

According to CrashMap, which uses Dft data to highlight the areas which the highest number of cycling collisions, Preston is among the most dangerous UK cities for cyclists, with 319 accidents including cyclists occurring in the last five years.

Cycling casualties make up a much larger percentage of overall RTA casualties than they did 10 years ago. In 2010, the number of RTA casualties involving cyclists represented 8 per cent of the total number, however this grew to 14 per cent in 2020.

Kim Milan, Senior Partner of the Personal Injury Team at Boyes Turner, said: “Cyclists are some of the most vulnerable road users, with the weather, road and traffic conditions, their smaller size relative to other vehicles, and the awareness and attitude of other drivers around them can all reduce their visibility and safety.

“While it is heartening to see that the Department for Transport data shows the country has seen an overall reduction in casualties caused from RTAs over the past 10 years, the increase in the percentage of all accidents involving cyclists highlights there is still an increasing danger for cyclists on British roads.

“The recent rise in casualty figures between 2019 and 2020 could indicate that if the people who took up cycling last year continue to use their bicycles, the number of accidents could continue to rise.

“While it is helpful to see the areas and roads in the country where cyclists should take extra care, it is imperative for all road users to be mindful of other roads users at all times, to reduce the risk of suffering a serious injury from a road accident, collision or fall.”

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