Category Archives: Transport policy

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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Respond now to the government consultation on Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy safety review – deadline 1 June

A cumbersome title. This is the government trying to make cycling and walking safer while simultaneously increasing them. Please go to https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/cycling-and-walking-investment-strategy-cwis-safety-review to reply to the consultation online – if only to get your views off your chest! If you want … 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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Responses from general election candidates

We have had the grand total of ONE response from general election candidates for our two constituencies to our letter asking for their views on cycling.  This came [not from Mrs Trellis of North Wales but] from Cat Smith, the Labour … Continue reading

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