Paul has been in correspondence with the Senior Engineer at the County Council re the Heysham to M6 link road, with particular reference to the park and ride facility (i.e. big car park) at the new junction 34. The intention is that people will park at the junction then catch a bus along Caton Road and beyond to their destinations.
Paul’s question to the County Council is: As well as a bus service from junction 34, why not also provide a “park and cycle” facility? With secure (VERY SECURE) bicycle parking and a “slip lane” from the car park to the Millennium path, a rush-hour commuter could park her/his car and cycle the 3 or 4 km to Lancaster city centre faster than the bus and get some exercise and fresh air at the same time.
A similar scheme is in operation in Cambridge.
Is it possible that the County Council and the contractors have not yet thought about this scheme?