Category Archives: Transport Masterplan

A site visit for Lancaster’s Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP)

On 26 September, under grey skies, Matt Hodges and Tim Dant from Dynamo did some blue skies thinking with a team of planners, consultants and engineers from Lancashire County Council, Lancaster City and Lancaster University. Eight of us set off from … Continue reading

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Travels with a Road Safety Engineer

Patricia met Steve Cartmell from Lancashire County Council this morning to look initially at the BP garage on the A6.  Despite the extra road markings (put in at the beginning of 2017), there have been 4 accidents involving cyclists along this … Continue reading

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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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M6 link road park and ride – part 3

A little bit of desktop research uncovers previous “noises” that Lancashire County Council has made in favour of a park and [cycle] ride facility at junction 34 of the M6: The final draft of the HGV Movement Strategy at section 4.2.1 … Continue reading

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Highways and Transport Masterplan for Lancaster district now published

The Lancaster District Highways and Transport Masterplan has now been published.  It is available online or downloadable here. Dynamo has some reading to do!

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Dynamo’s response to the HGV Movement Strategy for Lancaster

In response to Lancashire County Council’s consultation on their HGV Movement Strategy for Lancaster, Dynamo has sent the following comments: We are pleased to see that the Council proposes to limit through routes for HGVs over 7.5 tonnes, and we … 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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