What about a “park and cycle” facility at the new M6 junction?

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?

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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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2 Responses to What about a “park and cycle” facility at the new M6 junction?

  1. keith sowden says:

    Sensible idea. Press for it now. If you wait until the link is finished, there will be no chance.

  2. georgie says:

    That really is a brilliant idea. Cycling in Lancaster is much quicker & less stressful than driving certain routes (esp towards the motorway). Good luck with this idea, I hope that it gets heard by the right people in good time (so much for ‘cycle proofing’ all new road schemes like they keep telling us at the county forum, I’ve found in all new road layouts this has not been the case)

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