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Dedicated, Safe, and Segregated Cycle Lanes between Lancaster University and Lancaster Railway Station

We, the undersigned, petition the county council to create safe bike lanes between Lancaster University and the railway station. This petition is organised by Lancaster University staff and students, along with local cycling groups. Despite tens of thousands of Lancastrians living between the Lancaster University (LU) and the city centre, and approximately 13,000 LU students, there are currently no safe, segregated, and direct cycle routes from Lancaster University to the city centre. Many people in Lancaster, including children, students and university staff, need to travel safely between Lancaster University (LU) and the city centre. Right now, there are no safe segregated bike lanes for this route. Instead, cyclists have to ride on the dangerous A6 road, where parked cars and high speed traffic pose a big risk. Parking on both sides of the A6 forces cyclists into the middle of the road to overtake vehicles, which can be a dangerous manoeuvre. Over the years, this has caused deaths and serious injuries.

In Lancaster, many people, including children, students, and university staff, need to travel safely between Lancaster University (LU) and the railway station, but there are currently no safe, segregated and direct cycle routes. Instead, cyclists must navigate the dangerous A6 road, where parked cars and high speed traffic pose significant risks, resulting in numerous deaths and injuries over the years. Cycling should be a travel option open and accessible to all, and supports the climate emergency declaration by Lancashire County Council in 2019. To enhance safety and accessibility, and to promote sustainable travel, we petition the County Council for dedicated bike lanes on the A6 to separate cyclists from other traffic.

P.S. You can also visit our campaign website for more information: https://luclc.lp151.com/

This ePetition runs from 24/05/2024 to 22/11/2024.

564 people have signed this ePetition.