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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.

Ben’s cycle-commuting story in the Lancaster Guardian

Ben is this week’s cycle-commuter.  As a child, he enjoyed the freedom that cycling gave him, lost it for a bit, then rediscovered it in his twenties. You can read his account in the Lancaster Guardian or the scanned document here. … Continue reading

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Clean-up of shared-use paths

Lancaster City Council have recently cleaned and restored the widths of the shared-use paths which they maintain. Unfortunately – from a cycling and walking perspective – the canal towpath doesn’t come under their umbrella!

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Bus Rapid Transit Scheme

Dick attended a stakeholder workshop on 16 February, organised by Atkins, to discuss the County Council’s plans for a Bus Rapid Transit scheme.  (Not sure how this links in with the stakeholder workshop in June 2016 when Jacobs looked at a … Continue reading

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Richard’s cycle-commuting story in the Lancaster Guardian

This week’s commuter is Richard, who cycles to Heysham power station along the prom, no matter how windy.  The views are always worth the effort. Note that he rides a bike with an eight-speed hub gear and a belt drive for easy … Continue reading

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Ian’s cycle-commuting story in the Lancaster Guardian

This week’s cycle-commuter is Rev Ian Dewar – currently Chaplain at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, but once upon a time a paperboy at Swarbrick’s in Prospect Street.  He dreams of Lancaster becoming more like Copenhagen (albeit with less snow). Ian is … Continue reading

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Reply from County Councillor Keith Iddon re Lancaster city centre safety

Dynamo has finally received a reply from County Councillor Keith Iddon (Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport at Lancashire County Council) – you can read his letter here. Our reason for writing was concern about cyclist safety in Lancaster city centre … Continue reading

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Anna’s cycle-commuting story in the Lancaster Guardian

This week’s commuter is Anna, who swapped her breathless walk to the railway station for a ride to the railway station . . . and gets an extra 18 minutes in bed! You can read about her ride in this … Continue reading

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