The consultation for both the East-West and North-South Cycle Superhighways are out. Â The plans look promising but as always need input from people using the routes.
Also, Danny at Cyclists in the City has written a good piece on the various consultations and plans going around:
There’s also a good article on the Telegraph website:
The next phase of the Space for Cycling campaign will kick off shortly, which involves us following up with all the supportive councillors to try and achieve our ward asks. Â The attached spreadsheet details each ward, who the councillors are (and whether they were supportive) alongside the ward asks.
S4C Supportive Elected Councillors
The weather respected the tradition of being excellent for ourÂ rides. Â Nine of us sortied to Chelmsford by train and then followed Sustrans national route 1 from there to Maldon and back, with a diversion to Mundon with its 14th Â centruy church and “petrified” oaks. Â Very picturesque and extremently pleasant. Â Thanks to Chris for leading us. Â
Above: The oaks, but no bikes.
Below: Â A high spot en route, this time with bikes.
We have received the email below from Richard Wadey. Â Whilst it is not the most important piece of cycling infrastructure Newham needs, it is good for us to be consulted on things like this. Â If you have any ideas, please contact Richard on the email address in his note:
Dear Newham Cyclists,
Â I hope you are all well.
Â I am in touch as Cllr Corbett has agreed for an art-led public space project to proceed that seeks to install bespoke designed cycle racks at locations across the borough.
Â The project is being led on by OpenSpace a not-for-profit arts development organisation, please see the brief attached.
Â I have had a meeting with OpenSpace with suggestions of the types of locations that could do with new or enhanced cycle parking provision that could contribute to brightening up the public realm in a fun way Â (library’s/community facilities/parks/stations/town centres etc) but as early as possible I would like to seek suggestions fromÂ Newham Cyclists.
Â Any suggestions can be sent toÂ email@example.com.
Â Related to this, our new additional cycling officer should be starting in September and we will be conducting a cycle parking audit/needs assessment (in addition to a cycling facilities/signage audit) asap. I plan on attending your next meeting (1st of September, Coffee7?) as I have some positive news/updates regarding Stratford Gyratory/QEOP/Royal Docks/Quietways.
Â Thank you for your help,
On Tuesday night we had a very pleasant saunter down the canals to a pub in Canary Wharf that turned out to be called the Ledger – and back. Â Some business was transacted as refreshments were taken.
- The 25 bus route has been chosen to trial a sensor system to improve cycle safety.
- Our next meeting will be on 1 September (venue to be confirmed but probably Coffee E7). Â A representative from Atkins will be attending to consult on freight in Stratford High St.
- The Essex ride is on 24 August.
Some of you may have already done this, but if not – please just take a few minutes to have your say on TFLs plans to make London’s lorries safer for pedestrians and cyclists.
Do come and join in the fun at the Greenwich Foot Tunnel on 3rd August!
Sunday, 3 August at 3pm at Tunnel Entrance, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich
Join Fogwoft to celebrate the opening of the tunnel in 1902 and the completion of the refurbishment works.Â
Live music from Trinity musicians Michael Underwood and Oscar Laurence
Short addresses from Dr Mary Mills and Ian Blore of fogwoft, and aÂ walk through the tunnel to Island Gardens where refreshments will be served.
All are welcome.
See you there!
Don’t forget to check the Events page for details of our 2 Tour de France events on Sunday 6th and Monday 7th July.