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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.

Dynamo radio interview on “car dooring” and the “Dutch reach”

On Tuesday Dick was interviewed by BBC Radio Lancashire about Cycling UK’s new campaign to increase awareness of the dangers of “car dooring” – i.e. being knocked off your bicycle by someone opening a car door in your path.  Cycling … Continue reading

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Objection to planning application for 71 dwellings on Pathfinders Drive, Lancaster

Dynamo has objected to a planning application (reference 17/01074/HYB) for up to 71 dwellings on the land at Royal Albert Farm, Pathfinders Drive, Lancaster (just off Ashton Road).  This is our submission: 1.  The only cycle route to/from this development is … Continue reading

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Analysis of A6 accident data

Paul has analysed the data Dynamo recently received from Lancashire Constabulary on accidents around the A6 involving cyclists for the years 2009 and 2016.  (We had previously received data for earlier years – you can view them here.) Paul’s analysis is here.  In summary, as … Continue reading

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What about George Street safety?

Dick has had a letter published in the Lancaster Guardian today: For over 10 years, Dynamo has been raising the danger of illegal rat-running in Lancaster city centre, from George Street into Spring Garden Street – a frequent and daily … Continue reading

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Greyhound Bridge

When work begins early next year on the Greyhound Bridge, the surrounding infrastructure will also need to be reformed for the proposed 23 weeks of the works. Dynamo member and veteran cycle campaigner, Matt Hodges, has done a brilliant forensic … Continue reading

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Mass transport system

In the Hoge Veluwe National Park in the middle of the Netherlands there are white bicycles that you can use for free within the park itself (which, of course, has an extensive cyclepath network). This reduces the number of cars and … Continue reading

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Quernmore Road shared-use path

After the   l o n g   wait for the Quernmore Road shared-use path, it is disappointing to note that the contractors have “forgotten” to put a dropped kerb in at the Willow Grove end.  An email has been … Continue reading

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