1. Welcome & Introductions
Present: Julian Dobson (chair), Stuart Lorkin, Craig Unsworth, Andy Braben (website), John Hearns, Liz Delap (training), Anthony Austin (Secretary & Planning), John Clarke, Derek Mark (treasurer), Ray Suomi (rides), David Senior , Lydian Meredith .
Apologies: Teri Griffith, Barry Mason, Danuta Orlowska, Maria Robinson.
Anthony said a CRISP report on the A205 route from Catford to Woolwich had been presented, he was unable to say yet to what extent our views during the CRIM had been represented.
ACTION David Senior agreed to attend a CRIM on Feb 6 for Link 58.
ACTION Julian to attend a CRISP study on Feb 14 for Link 61 & 64 from Eltham Hill To Bexley Road & Middle Park Avenue.
Liz, Ray reported on a London Cycling Campaign/Sustrans "Goal 2012" iconic strategy to develop walking/cycle paths to all sites for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
ACTION Liz/Ray to ask Donald Anyiam about a Greenwich route map for the Olympics.
Bike racks. Lydian reported on a site meeting with Don in Greenwich centre to implement suggested sites, starting March 2006. Approved design is 120 cm wide, 70 cm high, with low bars on outside stands to prevent blind people from colliding with racks. All new stands will have a second bar around 45 to 50 cm height to enable locking of both wheels to the stands and to make children's bike parking easier. Approx 3 outside Somerfield with bollards, 5 at post ofice, 5 outside St.Alfege's, 4 on Straightsmouth bridge, 9 on Greenwich Church Street, east side, near entrance to Turnpin Lane, 4 opposite the Gypsy Moth pub, 10 at Cutty Sark, 5 on Nevada St corner. Regrettably only 2 more at prime site Ottakars, and these in same style as those already there, but proliferation of racks elsewhere may relieve demand.
ACTION Lydian to write to Council also recommending motor cycle racks in centre (to get them off ours).
2A. Data storage
ACTION Julian/Andy to report back how we should store documents like bike parking for posterity.
3. Mayor's Ride March 26, Greenwich-Erith start 11.00am at Cutty Sark.
Liz said there were two further meetings on planning the ride, which is sponsored this year by Berkeley Homes. The map of the route is still incorrect.
ACTION Liz to try to obtain 15 waistcoats for those who want to ride as marshals, will seek entry leaflets for us to distribute. To ask Maureen (organiser) about use of table at Erith to distribute publicity/maps. Ray, Anthony (and now William Rolfe) taking part in ride.
are on websites Greenwich, Lewisham, and Southwark websites.
5. Elections Workshop.
Stuart said LCC is focusing on May 5 local government elections to raise the profile of cycling, through a 5-point SMART strategy asking candidates to commit to more children on cycles, more bike racks etc.
ACTION Anthony to invite Cons, Lab, LibDem, Green parties to address our March/April meetings. Note - we have about 300 LCC members in Greenwich Borough.
6. Cycle Training.
Trainer Liz to distribute leaflets. she will hold 2 x 2-hour sessions on April 1 on riverside by Woolwich baths. Needs volunteers.
ACTION Derek to approve £50 insurance for Liz until September. He seeking invoices from Armada Centre. (Note - Jim said he would try to take responsibility for opening up on first Wednesday of each month after another hiccup).
8. Cycle Maintenance.
Julian to hold second two-week session in February, oversubscribed, considering a schedule of classes through year for people who cannot obtain their first choice.