M6 link road park and ride – part 3

A little bit of desktop research uncovers previous “noises” that Lancashire County Council has made in favour of a park and [cycle] ride facility at junction 34 of the M6:

  • The final draft of the HGV Movement Strategy at section 4.2.1 states: “The draft Lancaster District Highways and Transport Masterplan proposes [. . . ] a series of complementary measures including Park and Ride/cycle parking provision at M6 Junction 34 . . .”
  • The Statement of Reasons for Compulsory Acquisition for the M6 link road presented by Lancashire County Council to the Planning in December 2011 includes at section 5.18 the following: “As the site is approximately 3 km from the centre of Lancaster city and close to an attractive cycle route along the River Lune, cycling will be a realistic alternative to the private car. During peak periods, it may be quicker to cycle into Lancaster city centre rather than driving by car. Some car drivers may therefore wish to use the site to park and then cycle to the city. Cycle storage will be provided to support cycling from the site.”  Section 5.19 also says: ‘Cycle crossing facilities will be included in the traffic signal controlled junction on Caton Road at the end of the link road from the M6 northbound exit slip road to provide access to the Lune Valley Ramble Cycleway/Footway “Millennium Cycleway”.’

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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