Category Archives: Local areas

New cycle infrastructure in south Lancaster

Spotted today on a meandering walk towards Lancaster University: a new shared-use path (above) which links the A6 with Collingham Park/Bentham Road.  It goes round the back of the new Aiken Meadow housing estate (so, meadow no more). It joins … Continue reading

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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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Cycling along South Road now

A Dynamo member has made a short video of what it’s like cycling along South Road with the new pop-up cycle lanes.  It’s clear they provide some protection now that traffic levels have increased post-lockdown.  (Sadly, there’s nothing being done … Continue reading

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Lune flood defence wall update

This is the latest newsletter from Volker Stevin, the contractors working on the River Lune flood defence wall on behalf of Lancaster City Council. Basically, despite Covid-19, work is continuing and completion is still planned by May 2021.  Currently they … 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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Health Innovation Campus

A by-product of the coronavirus measures is that Dynamo has cycled up and down the A6 recently for the first time in years.  This has given us a good look at the new cycle infrastructure constructed on the A6 outside … Continue reading

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How many houses in south Lancaster? 3,500 or 9,135?

The story so far . . . In September 2017 Lancashire County Council agreed to submit bids to the government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) – including a bid for approx. £150 million for up to 5,000 new homes in South … Continue reading

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Objection to development on Bailrigg Lane

Dynamo doesn’t normally look at smaller planning applications, but this one (ref 19/01562/FUL) opens onto Bailrigg Lane.  It’s an application to replace Downings with two small apartment blocks, but we are concerned about the exit onto Bailrigg Lane and extra … Continue reading

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