Category Archives: M6 link road/Bay Gateway

Report back from Bay Gateway stakeholder meeting 10 July

Matt attended this meeting last week and reports back as follows. The meeting was run by consultants Jacobs to satisfy Department for Transport evaluation requirements on whether the projected benefits of the road have actually been delivered. I was rather … Continue reading

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Spurs to the Bay Gateway

Over-optimistic as ever, Dynamo had assumed that the short spurs that connect the new Bay Gateway shared-use path to existing routes were still to be properly surfaced. Not necessarily with silky-smooth tarmac, but neither quite so gravelly. Easy to cycle up with normal … Continue reading

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Heysham bypass road surface – what’s it like now?

Cyclists on the Heysham bypass road (in particular, by the second roundabout as you are coming from Heysham) will have noticed earlier this year that the already-narrow cycle lane was covered in potholes and lumps of concrete. County Councillor Gina … Continue reading

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M6 link road park and ride – part 3

A little bit of desktop research uncovers previous “noises” that Lancashire County Council has made in favour of a park and [cycle] ride facility at junction 34 of the M6: The final draft of the HGV Movement Strategy at section 4.2.1 … Continue reading

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M6 link road park and ride – part 2

Following on from the recent opening of the park and ride facility at junction 34, this week’s Lancaster Guardian carries an article about Dynamo’s call for park and cycle facilities – namely cycle lockers. However, any cycle storage facilities, according to a … Continue reading

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M6 link road park and ride

The County Council is introducing a park and ride bus service at junction 34. Sadly Dynamo’s suggestion of a park and cycle service has been put on the back burner (or filed under “Future Developments” as it appears in the … Continue reading

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Cycling the Bay Gateway: a user’s guide

From the Dynamo inbox: “I’ve had two trips down this since it opened, once by bike and another in my car. “Monday pm had a few curious pedestrians and a significant number of bikes, but I saw one cyclist on … Continue reading

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