Category Archives: A6

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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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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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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When £1 million doesn’t go very far

Lancashire County Council announced that it is spending £1 million on road and safety improvements.  It sounds like a lot of money, and some of the schemes like making Alexandra Road in Morecambe cycle-only access to reduce rat-running are exactly the … Continue reading

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What’s going on with sustainable transport and the development of Bailrigg Garden Village?

The story so far . . . Bailrigg Garden Village (BGV) is the name for the area of land between the south of Lancaster and the north of Galgate – currently mostly green fields.  Between 3,500 and 5,000 houses are to … Continue reading

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Bailrigg “Garden Village” transport plans

Lancashire County Council has issued a press release stating that they are carrying out investigative work to plan for transport improvements and access to the proposed Bailrigg “Garden Village” in south Lancaster (i.e. 3,500-5,000 new houses). The press release says: These … Continue reading

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Objections to planning applications at Lawson’s Bridge, Lancaster, and at Carnforth

At least the planning application for 95 houses at Lawson’s Bridge provided Dynamo with a bit of grim amusement.  It was gobsmaking to hear the A6 (Scotforth Road/Greaves Road) described as “a viable and attractive cycle route”!  They’ve obviously never … Continue reading

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