Category Archives: Transport Alternatives

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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Think smarter on car use

Dick had a letter published in last week’s Lancaster Guardian: That children today could play safely in the street, as they did when he was growing up in the 1940s, was Cyril Olsen’s wish in Playing Safety ([Letters] February 8).  … Continue reading

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Bus Rapid Transit Scheme

Dick attended a stakeholder workshop on 16 February, organised by Atkins, to discuss the County Council’s plans for a Bus Rapid Transit scheme.  (Not sure how this links in with the stakeholder workshop in June 2016 when Jacobs looked at a … Continue reading

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Cyclist data from the Cycling Demonstration Town years (2005-2011)

Sustrans have published data collected during the CDT years for the towns and cities that participated, of which Lancaster and Morecambe formed one.  (See Sustrans’s “Evaluation of the Cycling City and Towns and the Cycling Demonstration Towns programmes“.) For our district, the … Continue reading

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Glasson path volunteer work – Wednesday 26 April

The local Sustrans group is organising a maintenance day on Wednesday 26 April from 9.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. on the Glasson path  Meet at the Café d’Lune, Condor Green, armed with any basic equipment you use in your garden … Continue reading

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