Category Archives: Other Places

Mass transport system

In the Hoge Veluwe National Park in the middle of the Netherlands there are white bicycles that you can use for free within the park itself (which, of course, has an extensive cyclepath network). This reduces the number of cars and … Continue reading

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Morecambe Bay Cycle Way

Finally Patricia has cycled (most of the) 81-mile Morecambe Bay Cycle Way, which runs from Walney Island to Glasson Dock and gives her verdict below. (Map here.) With a surprisingly laden bike for just an overnight stop, I caught the 07.33 train from Lancaster to … Continue reading

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Manchester

Greater Manchester received something like £20 million to make cycling easier and safer a couple of years ago. On a visit today, Dynamo noticed some changes in Oxford Road: but also some hazards outside the Town Hall: Since Dynamo is currently … Continue reading

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Comments on A588 safety schemes from local Cycling UK representative

Dynamo member Matt Hodges is also a Right to Ride Representative for Cycling UK.  He has given a great deal of thought to the news that there is funding to improve safety on the A588 road (which passes through Cockerham) and … Continue reading

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If Preston can do it, why not Lancaster . . . ?

One of our (many!) perennial gripes is the way that some motorists abuse the no-through roads in the district – in particular Spring Garden Street and the stretch of North Road in front of Simply Baby. Private cars should only … Continue reading

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Preston Guild Wheel incident

Perhaps fears for the Guild Wheel’s integrity during nearby construction work were entirely justified, judging from this accident on 19 July.  The Lancashire Evening Post carries the full story.

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County Council approves motion to protect the Preston Guild Wheel

Green County Councillor Gina Dowding, seconded by Conservative leader Geoff Driver, persuaded the full Council meeting yesterday to support a motion to protect the integrity of the Preston Guild Wheel. You can read a press release about it here. Thank … Continue reading

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