Category Archives: Transport Alternatives

The Williams Rail Review and bicycles on trains

Cycling UK are encouraging people to respond to the Williams Rail Review online with their accounts of taking bicycles on trains.  This review has been set up by the Department for Transport “for the UK to have [ahem] a world-class … Continue reading

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The new cycle racks at Lancaster railway station

The new, semi-upright cycle racks have now been installed at Lancaster railway station between platforms 1 and 2.  It looks as if many people are only using every second rack – probably because the design is too cramped to accommodate a bicycle in … Continue reading

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Bad news on station bicycle racks

A small group of cyclists met representatives from Virgin Trains on Monday at Lancaster railway station to express Dynamo’s reservations about the proposed new bicycle racks. It’s even worse than we thought. It looks as if the number of Sheffield stands … Continue reading

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Caton Road trip

Dick, Matt and Brian accompanied Steve, the Lancashire County Council Road Safety Officer, on a ride along Caton Road on Wednesday to take a closer look at the City Council’s proposals for the cycle diversion that will be needed when … Continue reading

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A ride along the Caton Road diversion

Dick and Matt are meeting the Road Safety Engineer from Lancashire County Council this Wednesday to get a better look at the proposed diversion.  Expect some comments and photos.

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Update on railway station bicycle racks

A small update on the semi-upright bicycle racks that Virgin Trains wants to install at Lancaster railway station. Matt and others have a meeting with a representative from Virgin Trains next month to express cyclists’ concerns about the universal usability of the … Continue reading

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Plans published for Lune cycle diversion

Lancaster City Council has now put the proposed cycle diversion plans on their planning website.  To view them, type the planning application number – 00751 – in “search” and select the “Erection of flood defence walls . . .” application.  … Continue reading

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