Some updates:

  1. Re our long-running attempt to find out exactly how the £5 million Local Sustainable Transport Fund money was spent – the Freedom of Information Commissioner’s Office has so far had no more luck than us in getting a response from Lancashire County Council.
  2. Cat Smith MP quickly acknowledged our letter about cycle safety and promised to look into it.
  3. Paul is in tortuous correspondence with the County’s Area Highways Manager to find out exactly what safety measures have been undertaken on the A6 south and elsewhere. Some small signs have been spotted on King Street in an attempt to prevent cyclists from being wiped out by cars turning left at Waterstones.

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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2 Responses to Updates

  1. Oliver says:

    Do you suppose the sudden appearance of a lot of white line repainting on King Street (probably including the odd extra outline of a cycle, like the one on Queen Street happily guiding cyclists into a disabled parking space), plus replacement (I think) bollards on Middle Street, are a desperate attempt to show what The County has done for us all in Lancaster?

    • Replacing worn-out signing on the A6 was one of the easier jobs that Dynamo and the County Council discussed, so it’s good that it’s being done. It might also have something to do with the end of the financial year approaching and the need to fit works into this year’s budget rather than next. We haven’t checked out the Middle Street bollards but will do so. We also asked for road markings at the Aldcliffe Road end of Queen Street to be redone – you need specialist infra-red lenses to see those at the moment!

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