Category Archives: 20mph speed limits

Can you assist road speed reduction group?

We have 20mph speed limits on all residential roads in Lancashire, but they are frequently ignored by drivers. The local Green Party is responding to people’s complaints about speeding in our  streets by setting up a small group to buy a … Continue reading

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Meeting with the police

Yesterday Dick met Inspector Steve Bell of Neighbourhood Policing and his cycling colleague to express Dynamo’s safety concerns re the following: rat-running past no-entry signs like Damside and Spring Garden Street in Lancaster city centre parking in mandatory cycle lanes (especially … Continue reading

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Meeting the police to discuss road dangers

Following his letter to the Chief Constable of Lancashire Constabulary and lots of previous correspondence, Dick is arranging to meet the Neighbour Policing Inspector for Lancaster and Morecambe to discuss Dynamo’s concerns about road dangers for cyclists.  In particular, we are looking … Continue reading

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Remove rat runs to encourage cycling (and a non-update on the Transport Masterplan)

An interesting article from Rachel Aldred on the Guardian bike blog about 20mph speed restrictions and how they should be enhanced by other measures – such as cutting out rat runs – to make cycling safer and more attractive. Could … Continue reading

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Notes of Lancashire Cycle Liaison meeting held 16 November

Lancashire Cycle Liaison meetings are held 3 or 4 times a year between Lancashire County Council and the county’s cycling organisations.  Their brief covers the whole of Lancashire, and the notes of the last meeting are attached.  They do make for rather discouraging … Continue reading

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Lancaster Cycle Forum meeting – 25 November

The Lancaster Cycle Forum is an occasional meeting of local cycling groups (Dynamo, CTC, Sustrans, local councillors) with the County’s Senior Cycling Officer, Alasdair Simpson.  We raise issues and concerns and Alasdair keeps us up to date.  The agenda plus … Continue reading

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Lack of enforcement of Lancashire’s 20mph speed limits

This week’s Lancaster Guardian reveals that there have been no prosecutions of drivers who exceed the 20mph speed limit which has (supposedly) been in force across Lancashire’s residential areas since 2011.  The police say that cannot afford to buy the necessary cameras.  Meanwhile, Lancashire … Continue reading

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