Category Archives: Transport policy

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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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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