Category Archives: City and County Councils

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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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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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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Matt’s open letter to county councillors

Dynamo and Cycling UK member, Matt, has written to county councillors for the Lancaster area as follows: Although I live in Wyre just outside Lancaster District I patronise many businesses in Lancaster. I cycle into Lancaster several times most weeks … Continue reading

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Write to your MP re 20mph limit

As you’ll have seen from previous posts, Lancashire County Council have been asked to consider a proposal to adopt a city-wide 20mph speed limit in Lancaster. The 20s Plenty group has also set about pushing for exactly this: Now, more … Continue reading

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Lancaster councillors call for city-wide 20mph speed limit

Local Green Party councillors have called on Lancashire County Council to introduce a default 20mph speed limit on ALL roads in the city (rather than just residential roads, as at present).  This would: provide a legacy of cleaner, greener transport … Continue reading

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Council leader flattens idea of pop-up cycle lanes

Thank you to everyone who has completed/personalised the Cycling UK letter calling for safer cycling and walking spaces during the Covid-19 emergency. Unfortunately County Councillor Geoff Driver, leader of Lancashire County Council (and Chair of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership Transport … Continue reading

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Lobby your council for pop-up cycle lanes

In some places like Berlin, Milan, Leicester and Brighton, local authorities are taking temporary measures during lockdown to ensure that walkers and pedestrians can get around safely while keeping their distance. This also means that people are not obliged to use … Continue reading

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