Category Archives: Transport Alternatives

Publicising the River Lune flood management planning application

Concerned by how few people were aware of the planning application’s proposed closure for over a year of the Millennium Path beside the River Lune, Dynamo has put up a few signs to inform path-users and to let them know how … Continue reading

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“Proposed work area and cycling route diversion sheets” for River Lune works

Two “Proposed work area and cycling route diversion sheets” have recently appeared on Lancaster City Council’s website*, but these appear to be indistinguishable from those that Dynamo first looked at two weeks ago.  They show a red dotted line beside Caton … Continue reading

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Dynamo’s objection to the Lune plans

Dynamo has objected to the plans (below). We are not objecting to the flood defence works themselves – just to the current lack of alternative provision for cyclists and walkers during the construction period. Dynamo (Lancaster & District Cycle Campaign) … Continue reading

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River Lune flood management scheme

Dynamo went to the drop-in event on Wednesday to look at the plans and speak to those involved in its planning and design.  There were people there from Lancaster City Council, Lancashire County Council, the Environment Agency and contractors VBA. … Continue reading

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Email exchange with Transpennine about bikes on trains policy

Dynamo emailed Leo Goodwin, the chairman of Transpennine Express: Dear Mr Goodwin I am writing to you about your company’s recent change of policy requiring cyclists to reserve a space on your trains at least 24 hours before travel. I … Continue reading

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Important changes to bikes on Transpennine Express trains

Bad news for those of us who take our bikes on trains.  On 20 May Transpennine Express introduced a new policy of obliging passengers to make a reservation for their bikes at least 24 hours in advance. More details on … Continue reading

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Sustrans shows a bit of interest in the Heysham route

Paul has spoken to the Head of Design & Engineering (North) at Sustrans, who seemed quite interested in the Lancaster-Heysham off-road route. Don’t get too excited: we have been here before!  But we can hope.

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