Category Archives: A6

Queen Street junction, Lancaster

Dynamo is following up Lancashire County Council’s reply to our request that Queen Street be made into a no-through-road.  We are specifically asking about their assumption that the Aldi store will make little difference to the amount of traffic on Queen … Continue reading

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Response from County Highways re Queen Street junction, Lancaster

Dynamo contacted the Highways people at Lancashire County Council to express our fear that the proposed new Aldi store on Aldcliffe Road, Lancaster, would increase traffic along Queen Street to join King Street – and hence increased danger to cyclists … Continue reading

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Small updates

A few things we are keeping our eye on: Pointer roundabout and South Road, Lancaster Lancashire County Council has drawn up proposed infrastructure improvements, but they need to be approved by politicians and senior management at both county and city council … Continue reading

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Your comments, please, for BP garage on A6 south

Lancashire County Council have drawn up plans to improve safety for cyclists outside the BP garage on the A6 in south Lancaster (just north of Booth’s supermarket). The plan is attached here.  Changes include colouring the cycle lane green to make … 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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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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