There is an e-petition on Lancashire County Council’s website at http://council.lancashire.gov.uk/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?ID=66&RPID=5720342&HPID=5720342&$LO$=1. Please sign it and encourage as many people as possible to do the same. It is live until 13 June 2014.
“Cyclists commuting across Lancaster in the morning and evening rush hours are pretty much forced to use the gyratory, which is never a pleasant experience. In particular, this is not the most practicable for many southbound journeys, where cyclists arriving in Lancaster must join congested roads, as there is no cycle route through the centre to connect with the cycle paths on upper Penny Street. Given the success of cycling and pedestrians in sharing spaces, as recently implemented in upper Church Street, it is proposed that permission for cycling be extended throughout the City Centre Pedestrian Zone, at least at the same times as delivery vehicles, i.e. before 10 a.m. and after 5 p.m. This would reduce danger to cyclists and is likely to encourage new cycling commuters and so increase sustainable travel in our city.”