Will the new red surface of Keynsham cycle lane stop people getting injured?

The controversial cycle lane in Keynsham High Street has now reopened after a red resurfacing.

In the wake of more than 40 reports of people tripping and falling following the High Street refurbishment, a road safety audit was conducted.

Last week Bath & North East Somerset Council announced it would be introducing new measures including laying red Tarmac through the length of cycle lane to enhance demarcation, reducing the width of the solid white line marking the edge of the cycle lane, in line with Department for Transport standards, and increasing the number of cycle symbol markings along the cycle lane.

In this week’s issue, disability campaign group Access B&NES say the council did not heed their concerns – including over the stepped kerb between the cycle lane and the road where people have injured themselves, some seriously with broken bones. One woman lost six teeth.