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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.

Lancaster Canal Quarter – report back from another workshop

Back in February, Dynamo attended a “stakeholder engagement workshop” on proposals for the redevelopment of the Canal Quarter. We enjoyed it so much that we’ve been to another one! Like the previous event, it was organised by consultants Planit-IE on … Continue reading

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Caton Road cycle diversion – a real update

In an example of cross-party co-operation, Lancaster City Councillors Kevin Frea (Labour) and Tim Dant (Green) met the City Council officer planning the Caton Road diversion during the River Lune floodworks.  Tim reports as follows: Temporary diversion for Luneside multi-use … Continue reading

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Caton Road cycle diversion – not exactly an update

Dynamo is still not sure exactly what is happening with the Caton Road diversion while the Millennium path is closed for flood defence works, but we’ve noticed that the pelican crossing outside Diamond Resorts has disappeared and will hopefully re-appear … Continue reading

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Notes of bike theft meeting

Notes of our meeting with Police Community Support Officers to discuss bike theft are available.  Do keep an eye open for details of free bike-coding events; there are Facebook pages for Lancaster Area Police and Morecambe Area Police, and we will … Continue reading

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Planning application for energy recovery facility at Imperial Road, Heysham

Veolia have finally put in a planning application to Lancashire County Council* (ref LCC/2019/0021) for their energy recovery facility.  There seems to be nothing in it about sustainable transport (despite Veolia’s email to Dynamo in January), so we have objected … Continue reading

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Planning application for 250 houses at Carnforth

There is currently a planning application (ref 19/00541/OUT) for 250 houses south of Carnforth at Lundsfield quarries.  This is one of the areas designated for new housing in the Local Plan, so the chances are that it will go ahead.  For background, … Continue reading

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Meeting about bike theft

John and Patricia met two Police Community Support Officers yesterday to discuss bike theft.  The focus was on coding bikes so that they are identifiable if stolen and later retrieved.  The days of scratching a number under your bottom bracket … Continue reading

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