Category Archives: Local areas

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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Long Marsh Lane to become a no-through-road

Long Marsh Lane in Lancaster is to become a no-through road as part of the conditions of planning permission 17/00203 for 149 new houses on St George’s Quay.  At the moment it is becoming more and more hazardous crossing from … Continue reading

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Small update on the River Lune plans

With regard to the planning application for flood management works beside the River Lune between Skerton Bridge and the Holiday Inn, Dynamo has learned from the City Council that consultants are working up the design of the diversion route but … Continue reading

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Objection to planning application in Hornby

Dynamo has objected to the latest planning application in Hornby – 76 houses plus a medical practice, reference number 18/01165/HYB.  This is a revamp of planning application 17/01142/FUL.  Dynamo’s response remains the same: This appears to be application 17/01142 re-submitted … Continue reading

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Objections to Cockerham planning applications

There are currently two current planning applications in Cockerham – one for 36 houses (18/00953/FUL) and one for 24 houses (18/00877/OUT).  Dynamo has objected to both as follows: Dynamo (Lancaster & District Cycle Campaign) objects to this planning application on … Continue reading

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Collision at A6/Queen Square junction: can’t Queen Street be blocked off?

A Dynamo member was knocked off his bike last week by a motorist pulling out of Queen Street.  She stopped, looked . . . and pulled out in front of the cyclist.  Fortunately he wasn’t badly hurt, and she was … Continue reading

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Road safety matters

The Road Safety Foundation has recently published a new report entitled “Cutting the Cost of Dangerous Roads”.  Looking through this and comparing it to its 2014 report, we can see (table 2, pp.11-12) that the A6 from junction 33 north and … Continue reading

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