New cycle contra-flow on Spring Garden Street, Lancaster

Work has started on a new cycle-contraflow lane to permit eastbound cycling on Spring Garden Street, central Lancaster, up to its junction with Penny Street.  Perhaps we’re being ungrateful, but Dynamo was less than enthusiastic about the scheme on the grounds that it wasn’t a priority and we thought the money could be better spent elsewhere rather than in this part of town, which already has cycle infrastructure in place.  However, our understanding is that the funding comes from new development planning gain, so it either gets spent on this scheme or disappears altogether.

Spring Garden Street works, 13 March 2015

Spring Garden Street works, 13 March 2015

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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 New cycle contra-flow on Spring Garden Street, Lancaster

  1. ride3ree says:

    Did you mean Eastbound? It’s already one-way westbound, so that would be a complete waste as it’s restricted traffic so not generally busy anyway!
    Although not a priority, a decent link, with sensible junction treatments Queen St – Queen Square – Spring Gareden St – George St (both sections, preferably with an improved cycle route through the car park onto the canal, would be quite useful. At the moment you have to go and play with teh buses on Common Garden Street, &/or then zigzag up Penny St and round the police station, on and off shared paths, using really unclear crossings etc…

  2. I did mean eastbound and I’ve amended the blog. Thank you for pointing that out.

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