Category Archives: canal

Dynamo’s response to Canal Quarter consultation

Dynamo has responded as follows to the Canal Quarter strategic regeneration framework consultation.  You can view everything on the City Council website at http://www.lancaster.gov.uk/sites/canal-quarter/get-involved. Deadline for all comments is Monday 10 February. Chapter 1 – Sustainability   Page 24 Dynamo whole-heartedly … Continue reading

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Canal Quarter consultation now open

Lancaster City Council has published its draft Strategic Regeneration Framework, which is the overview for the future development of the area between the canal, Bulk Street and St Leonard’s Gate.  Consultation is open until Monday 10 February, and there will … Continue reading

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Kathy’s cycle-commuting story in the Lancaster Guardian

This week’s cycle-commuter is Kathy, who travels between Bolton-le-Sands and Lancaster along the canal towpath. The very occasional confrontations and the more frequent soakings are outweighed by the pleasure of wildlife sightings (including kingfishers).  She has a wonderful description of the … Continue reading

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Lancaster canal focus group

Patricia attended a small focus group meeting at Lancaster University last week organised by Marketing students who have been tasked by the Lancaster Canal Regeneration Partnership to research views on making the towpath more accessible.  (It seems that the Partnership … Continue reading

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State of the canal towpath IV

With fingers crossed, Dynamo has written to the Canal & River Trust to ask them to consider using the Community Payback scheme to clear the towpath between Lancaster and Carnforth.

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State of the canal towpath III

In response to our watered-down request for the canal towpath to be swept, we received the following reply: Thank you for your reply email regarding the towpath surface on the Lancaster Canal. I have forwarded your feedback to our Enterprise … Continue reading

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State of the canal towpath II

We received a response to our email from the Business Support Administrator at the Canal & River Trust in Wigan: Thank you for your email of 5th February with regard to the towpath between Carnforth and Lancaster on the Lancaster … Continue reading

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State of the canal towpath

Dynamo has written to the Canal and River Trust about the state of the canal towpath: Dear Mr Gibbons I write on behalf of Dynamo (Lancaster & District Cycle Campaign) to express our concern about the state of the surfaced … Continue reading

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Kendal to Lancaster Towpath Trail survey

Lancaster Canal Regeneration Partnership is currently conducting a trail survey with the aim of providing continuous improved towpath access from Kendal to Lancaster.  You can complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TowpathTrailSurvey.

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Poor state of the canal towpath

A member’s recent experience which was sent to the Canals and Rivers Trust: I was cycling southwards along the towpath en-route from Carnforth to Hest Bank. Between bridges 127 and 126, where the towpath surface is badly rutted, as it is for … Continue reading

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