Category Archives: City and County Councils

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! Advertisements

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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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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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Planning application at Ashton Golf Centre

There is a planning application for holiday chalets to be built at Ashton Golf Centre (reference 17/01196/FUL) on the A588.  Dynamo has objected – not because it is against the idea of holiday chalets here, but because there the application has no … Continue reading

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Where the £0.5 million for cycle safety is going . . .

We were encouraged early last year by the news that Lancashire County Council had found £0.5 million for cycle safety measures in 2017/18 . . . but sadly, NONE of it is heading our way. At its meeting on 18 … Continue reading

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County Councillor’s attempts to get a ring-fenced budget for cycling and walking defeated

Green Party County Councillor Gina Dowding took a motion to the full County Council meeting on 14 December to attempt to get a portion of the highways budget ring-fenced for improvements to cycling and walking. There is currently ZERO budget allocated … Continue reading

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Pothole poetry

With thanks to Mary Hodges . . . and apologies to Tennyson. A Plethora of Potholes Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, Braving the roads of Hell, They ride by the hundred. Potholes to right of them, … Continue reading

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