Brent Cyclists has produced a Draft Cycling Plan for Brent in response to the Mayor’s Vision for Cycling in London. Being at a draft stage, they still will welcome suggestions from cyclists in Brent on how to improve it.
Posted here as there are a lot of good ideas we may be able to use in Havering.
Draft Cycling Plan for Brent
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Sustrans vision for the capital is to see a cycle path within half a mile of every household by 2020. This week, they launched a Google cycle map of the proposed Connect London Network, and how it connects to existing cycle routes. Why not type in your postcode and see where the Connect London Network might take you? Tell Sustrans what you think: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many councils in London, including Havering, provide free training for cyclists especially children via their schools.
For adult training goto TfLs Cycle training pages to apply. The request will be sent to Havering council on your behalf. They will even loan you a bike for the first few lessons.
Alternatively visit the Cycle Training East Website , Haverings bike-ability partners website, who will help arrange family and adult training sessions.
Some notes from our meeting last Wednesday evening.
Training is currently available for riders willing to be ride leaders – see our website for details.
Ray has ordered pre-printed materials for the summer and Terry will order up a batch of the recently drafted local A5 leaflet.
INGREBOURNE VALLEY WAY
Good progress has been observed and the works for the new route looks to be on track to complete by the end of March. We will support the formal opening events.
Jeff will speak to Cllr Barry Tebbut to engage his support.
INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY
We have a stall planned at Havering College for IWD on 9th March.
MAYORS BUDGET CAMPAIGN
We have recieved positive replies to our emails from Labour, the Lib-Dems and the Greens.
RESPONSE FROM COUNCIL LEADER
Ray had written to Cllr Michael White seeking his support on a number of cycling issues and had recieved a positive reply.
HIGHWAYS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Philip is set to attend the next HAC meeting on 19 March when the proposed improvements to the traffic calming measures in Havering-Atte- will be presented.
FUNDING OF HAC TRAFFIC SCHEMES
We have seen the list of traffic schemes from the HAC. Jeff will check the meeting minutes to see which schemes have been approved and which need to be raised for discussion at the CLG.
Date of Next Meeting
The next meeting is planned for WEDNESDAY 20 March at 8.00 pm outside the NALGO club (AKA Havering Staff Social Club).
As always, see the web site at www.haveringcyclists.org for the latest news.