Category Archives: Lancaster city centre

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 Deadline for all comments is Monday 10 February. Chapter 1 – Sustainability   Page 24 Dynamo whole-heartedly … Continue reading

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Dynamo’s objection to Aldi store on Aldcliffe Road: increased danger to cyclists

There is a planning application – 18/01100/FUL – for a new Aldi store on the site of the current B&Q store on Aldcliffe Road, Lancaster.  Dynamo has objected for fear that it will result in more cyclists being knocked off … 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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Minor victories . . .

Dynamo pointed out to Lancashire County Council that a full skip had been blocking the cycle lane at the southern end of Chapel Street, Lancaster, for a couple of weeks.  Four days later the skip was gone.  Coincidence?  We think … Continue reading

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Life without traffic lights – Lancaster’s ad hoc Monderman junctions

Since a number of traffic lights stopped working on Lancaster city centre’s one-way system, we’ve suddenly had to get used to the novelty of shared space and Monderman junctions. It’s interesting to see how well it is or isn’t working. … Continue reading

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Update on Lancaster city centre cycling

Lancashire County Council Highway Services have received 2 complaints regarding cyclists using the pedestrian zone at the permitted times (i.e. before 10.00 a.m. and after 5.00 p.m.), but there have been no reported incidents regarding collisions between pedestrians and cyclists … Continue reading

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Contra-flow cycle lane on Spring Garden Street now complete

Men with white paint were out and about recently, and the new cycle contra-flow lane on Spring Garden Street, Lancaster, is now complete.  You cycle on the segregated pavement heading east, and on the road with the flow of the traffic … Continue reading

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Lancaster city centre road closures on Friday 29 May

NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSURES RECEIVED FROM LANCASTER CITY COUNCIL. “For your information, please be aware that due to the visit by the Queen on Friday (May 29) there will be a number of road closures in Lancaster which will affect … Continue reading

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New cycle contra-flow on Spring Garden Street, Lancaster

Work has started on a new cycle-contraflow lane to permit eastbound cycling on Spring Garden Street, central Lancaster, up to its junction with Penny Street.  Perhaps we’re being ungrateful, but Dynamo was less than enthusiastic about the scheme on the grounds … Continue reading

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Update on cycling in Lancaster city centre

Feedback from the meeting on 28 January (see below) was generally positive about cycling before 10 a.m. and after 5 p.m.  The world has not been knocked off its axis by this innovation, and Patricia put in a plea for … Continue reading

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