Category Archives: Transport policy

Dynamo’s response to the Lancaster Cycling & Walking Planning Advisory Note (PAN)

Download the Cycling and Walking PAN.  All details on Lancaster City Council’s website. Background This links to the meeting that Matt and Patricia had in December with the City Council. As part of its Local Plan, the City Council has … Continue reading

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Labour’s Green Industrial Revolution tour

Dynamo received an invitation last week to attend the Morecambe stage of Labour’s launch of its Green Industrial Revolution.  Having pumped up her tyres, Patricia headed off to Morecambe and brought back the following report. I did my homework: I … Continue reading

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What’s going on with sustainable transport and the development of Bailrigg Garden Village?

The story so far . . . Bailrigg Garden Village (BGV) is the name for the area of land between the south of Lancaster and the north of Galgate – currently mostly green fields.  Between 3,500 and 5,000 houses are to … Continue reading

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Bailrigg “Garden Village” transport plans

Lancashire County Council has issued a press release stating that they are carrying out investigative work to plan for transport improvements and access to the proposed Bailrigg “Garden Village” in south Lancaster (i.e. 3,500-5,000 new houses). The press release says: These … Continue reading

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Responses re funding for Cycling & Walking Plans

Dynamo took its own advice and wrote to MPs and to the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (who funnel central government funds to our county) asking them to ensure that funds are earmarked (rather than be merely numbers on a spreadsheet) for cycling and … Continue reading

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Planning for possible new residential developments

Patricia and Matt spent Friday morning with a Planning Policy Officer from Lancaster City Council to look at areas identified for residential development in the Local Plan, with a view to identifying how new cycling and walking routes could link … Continue reading

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Young couples “trapped in car dependency”

It’s a slightly odd title for a Dynamo piece, but it refers to a report on the BBC website by Roger Harrabin, BBC environment analyst.  He refers to a recent report by Transport for New Homes, which looked at more than 20 large new residential … Continue reading

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Conference: Better town centres, by bike or foot – Wednesday 10 October in Manchester

North West Active Travel Network is hosting a conference in Manchester Cathedral Visitor Centre on Wednesday 10 October from 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. on Better town centres, by bike or foot. Cycling and walking into town centres has declined … Continue reading

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Department of Transport Cycling & Walking Statistics 2016-17 published

The main finding from the Department of Transport’s 2017 figures is that cycling in Lancaster seems to have dropped significantly in the last year – e.g. cycling at least once a month has dropped from 26.6% to 17.8%*.  The 2014-15 figure was 21.8%.  … Continue reading

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Lancashire Cycling and Walking Strategy now published

Lancashire County Council approved the strategy yesterday, subject to call-in by Scrutiny (whatever that means).  So – after all this time – this is the Cycling and Walking Strategy, and this is the report to Cabinet. It’s an underwhelming document, … Continue reading

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