ePetition details


We the undersigned petition the county council to allow cycling throughout Lancaster City Centre at rush hours.

Cyclists commuting across Lancaster in the morning and evening rush hours are pretty much forced to use the gyratory, which is never a pleasant experience. In particular, this is not the most practicable for many southbound journeys, where cyclists arriving in Lancaster must join congested roads, as there is no cycle route through the centre to connect with the cycle paths on upper Penny Street. Given the success of cycling and pedestrians in sharing spaces, as recently implemented in upper Church Street, it is proposed that permission for cycling be extended throughout the City Centre Pedestrian Zone, at least at the same times as delivery vehicles, i.e. before 10 a.m. and after 5 p.m. This would reduce danger to cyclists and is likely to encourage new cycling commuters and so increase sustainable travel in our city.

This ePetition ran from 13/03/2014 to 13/06/2014 and has now finished.

204 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

Within the pedestrian area cycling is already allowed in Church Street and the upper section of Penny Street between Spring Garden Street and Common Garden Street.

The Council is considering allowing cycling in streets where it is not currently allowed in the pedestrian area outside core times when the delivery vehicles are allowed in. A report to support this proposal is currently being drafted to be considered by the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport in October 2014.