Heysham – Lancaster cycle route: update 2 April 2014

Well, we have been busy!

1.   A letter to city and county councillors has been sent urging them to support the route.

2.   The City Council’s Planning & Highways Regulatory Committee will be considering a planning application for 75 new homes in Heysham.  We have objected on the grounds that there is no new cycling provision – and in particular, no contribution to a route between Heysham and Lancaster.  We have also written a letter to the relevant councillors  to draw their attention to this omission.

3.   We have contacted Heysham primary schools to ask them to support the route.  St Peter’s has taken up our offer of leaflets for Key Stage 2 children to take home to their parents, along with a letter of recommendation.

4.   Leaflets are on display in Heysham and Morecambe –  e.g. Snatchems, Heysham library and local businesses.

5.   We are circulating information about the route and the e-petition as widely as possible.

6.   We have emailed Network Wheels at Salt Ayre to ask for their support.

7.   Leaving no stone unturned, we have written to the Environment Secretary to express concerns at the difficult of lodging this scheme with the county council and getting it evaluated for rapid implementation.

8.   And finally, we have been out three times so far to gather signatures for our paper petition.  Even in short bursts of stopping cyclists and pedestrians, we have well over 200 signatures.

9.   If there is any way that you can support this campaign – perhaps by pinning up a petition at work or displaying leaflets in your business – please get in touch with us at dynamocycle@btinternet.com.


About lancasterdynamo

Dynamo is a cycling group, established in 1994, to work with official bodies, other cycling organisations and interested individuals to promote cycling as a safe, enjoyable and healthy means of transport.
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