- A pleasant ride up the canal last Monday (30 June) with just a bit of business. Â First we will run a furher evening ride onÂ Tuesday 5 AugustÂ for those who have not fled on holiday. Â Usual 7.00pm start at the corner of Sebert and Woodgrange Rds. Â We will wend our way off road to Â Canary Wharf for refreshment.
- The French themed ride Â is on forÂ Sunday 6 July. Â Breakfast from 9.30 at the View Tube, depart after 10.15.
- Three of us attended anÂ informal updateÂ with Newham Coucil on outstanding cycle issues. Â In a nutshell:Olympic Park, CS2 from Stratford to Ilford, WestfieldÂ – not off the radar but no news.
Quietways -Â Four of us looked today at the Greenway, the Roding Valley way and the Stratford -Ilford quietway with 2 TfL Officers and Richard from Newham Council, particularly scoping out improvemetns to the Greenway and creating a Stratford to Ilford quietway. Â The Roding Valley has local funding for a study. Â The Council are also actively pursuing Â Woolwich to Forest Gate and West Ham to East Ham quietways
Removal of cycle Â parking at Leyton Rd and Romford Rd – to be looked into ,Â since when the position on Romford Rd has become worse and more than half the pavement has been removed for car parking.
Cycle contraflows on Cramere and Sheringham RdÂ – definitively blocked at the political level, as was a 20mph limit in Upper St.
Warton RdÂ – the Council are looking at a separate cycle lane through the a separate arch in the railway.
Cycle officer- Â the funding from TfL for this is not being used for a full blown cycle officer but is being devoted to cycling purposes.