Lancaster Climate Action is holding a jumble sale – including lots of unused cycle stuff from the sadly defunct Freewheelers – on Saturday 1 November from 12 noon – 3 p.m. Refreshments and cakes available.
Venue: the Warehouse Basement (i.e. the Single Step and Whale Tail building), 78 Penny Street, Lancaster LA1 1XN.
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/327243504121211/
Dynamo’s e-petition for cycle lanes on the A6 between the Pointer roundabout and Galgate closed yesterday with a total of 207 e-signatures. Thank you to everyone who supported this. We’ll keep you posted.
Cycling the A6
Lancashire County Council is proposing to permit cycling in the pedestrian area of Lancaster city centre outside core hours (so, not between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.) for a trial period from November. Good news for people who will be able to legitimately use this route for their daily commute.
This is one of the proposals in a new Experimental Traffic Regulation Order, which will run for 6 months. The fly in the ointment is that upper Church Street (where cycling is currently permitted at all times) comes under this scheme. We will be following this one up with the Council, as Church Street is an important east-west route at the northern end of the city centre. [Update: Lancashire County Council has assured us that cycling on Church Street and the southern end of Penny Street will continue to be permitted as at present.]
So, thank you to those 204 people who signed our e-petition and everyone else who supported the change. The tasks now is to demonstrate that the trial period can safely be extended indefinitely. In an ideal world, of course, we wouldn’t have to work so hard to make the case for space for cycling . . . but this is a less-than-perfect world.
Cyclists using the River Lune Millennium Path should soon have a smoother ride on their daily commute. Work is underway to remove the tree roots that have made the stretch between Lady’s Walk and the aqueduct so jolting for the last year or so.
Come to the review of the old cycling year and help to plan the next at the Dynamo Annual General Meeting, followed by a talk:
CAMPAIGNING FOR THE HEYSHAM MOSS LINK
by Paul Stubbins
7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 28 October 2014
upstairs at the Gregson, Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 3PY
Our e-petition on the Lancashire County Council website runs until 24 October, so please sign this if you haven’t already done so.
Our vision is for cycle lanes on both sides of the A6 between Lancaster University and the city centre to make this direct route safer, easier and quicker. Background information can be found on our campaigns page.
We’re also putting out a flyer – specifically but not exclusively to bring the campaign to the attention of new and returning students.