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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.

Response to Boris Johnson’s “golden era” for cycling”

Dick had a letter published in The Guardian today: London is “the world capital of the velocipede”, Boris Johnson boasted in 2013. A visit to any number of European countries that were taking investment in utility cycling seriously would have … Continue reading

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New cycle infrastructure in south Lancaster

Spotted today on a meandering walk towards Lancaster University: a new shared-use path (above) which links the A6 with Collingham Park/Bentham Road.  It goes round the back of the new Aiken Meadow housing estate (so, meadow no more). It joins … Continue reading

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Planning application for 55 houses on Ashton Road

There is currently a planning application (20/00305) for 55 houses on Ashton Road, between Pinewood Close and the canal. Dynamo has objected as follows: While Dynamo recognises the importance of increasing housing provision, we object to this specific application on … Continue reading

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Cycling on the pavement

Prompted by a tragic incident not so far away last weekend, we have been thinking about how safe people are walking around the city.  We often hear about how much of a danger people cycling on pavements are to people … Continue reading

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Armadillos in Salford

(No, not a report of unusual wildlife.) In partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester, Salford City Council trialled protected cycle lanes in 2 trial sites, using pre-cast dividing features (armadillos) to deter vehicles from entering a mandatory cycle lane. The … Continue reading

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Housing numbers for south Lancaster

Dynamo has tried to find out more detail about the numbers of new homes planned for south Lancaster (ranging from 3,500 to 9,135) and has received the following response from Lancashire County Council: Lancashire Count Council notes your specific query … Continue reading

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Cycling along South Road now

A Dynamo member has made a short video of what it’s like cycling along South Road with the new pop-up cycle lanes.  It’s clear they provide some protection now that traffic levels have increased post-lockdown.  (Sadly, there’s nothing being done … Continue reading

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Lune flood defence wall update

This is the latest newsletter from Volker Stevin, the contractors working on the River Lune flood defence wall on behalf of Lancaster City Council. Basically, despite Covid-19, work is continuing and completion is still planned by May 2021.  Currently they … Continue reading

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South Road pop-up cycle lane

A cycle lane has popped up on South Road, Lancaster, as part of Lancashire County Council’s temporary measures for safe travel plus social distance. Update: by the end of the day pop-up lanes had appeared on both sides of South Road. … Continue reading

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Small updates from Lancashire County Council

To keep you up to date: 1.   We have had a response from Lancashire County Council to Dick’s letter at the end of April about re-allocating road space for active travel/social distancing.  Work is ongoing (and covers the whole … Continue reading

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