On September 15th 2022, Adrian Lane was killed whilst riding his bike on Ringinglow Road, in Sheffield, in a collision with a car. This road is the site of many collisions, ranking in the top 5 most dangerous roads in Sheffield. After the tragedy of Adrian’s death, his family, friends and local community have come together to campaign for improved infrastructure on this particularly harmful stretch of road. And so, the Lane Campaign was born.
A memorial to Adrian Lane
The campaign has some very clear calls to significantly reduce the risk of road harm along Ringinglow Road, and specifically at the Common Lane junction where Adrian was killed . You can read all about their proposals on their website. RoadPeace are fully supportive of implementing these changes; it is vitally important to target these hotspots for collisions in order to make our roads a safer place for all. It is also essential in order to give victims the justice they deserve and respect their tragic experiences.
The existing Ringinglow Road-Common Lane junction, left, and the proposed changes, right
On the 15th March, the 6 month anniversary of Adrian’s death, a vigil was held at the location of the collision, and a ghost bike was placed in his memory. At the same location on the 25th March, the campaign organised a peaceful protest in the form of a die-in. Adrian’s friends and family gathered together with concerned citizens and local cyclists to lie in the road, drawing attention to the terrible toll this poorly designed junction has had. This will hopefully put pressure on local officials to act, helping to protect vulnerable road users. The Lane Campaign is calling for the support of the public in exerting this pressure, encouraging people to contact the local government and insist that something is done. The emails of several local council officials are listed on The Lane Campaign website.
Photos of the die-in
Updated on: 12 April 2023