Notes of ordinary meeting 4 June 2003
Present: 34 cyclists see attendance sheet.
The ordinary meeting was to be followed by the AGM, Barry therefore proposed we move straight on to business.
Minutes of May Meeting
Bike Week 2003
Well be running the most varied programme in London.
Easy Going ride to Camden still on.
Sunday Cycle training needs volunteers at Waterfront Karen, William, Liz, Kate, Pete, Ray, Ludwig
A bike also needed William
Other events on Pedal Power or see the website.
Maximum grant from LCC allows us to provide professional trainers on a number of our our rides.
Pre bike week repairs sessions possible? Julian to consider Julian
Cycle Strategy and LCN+
Nick attended the 2nd bi-monthly cycle liaison meeting with David Moorhouse, the Councils Cycling Officer. DM still in the dark about the LCN+ process, although he had met with Camden and details are starting to emerge. A map now available of the proposed routes and DM is arguing for the routes to be treated as corridors rather than precise roads, in order to give the borough some discretion about the solutions to some of the issues. DM Had said that he could get us a copy of the map. However, some of the projects currently in the detailed design stage funded from the LCN+ budget - are now not on the LCN+ route map! DM was due to have a meeting with neighbouring boroughs cycling officers the following day.
Other specific issues:
Plumstead Road rumble strip. DM said that this was not paid for out of cycle budget and he had not been consulted about its design!
DM is working on cycle paths in Thamesmead - developed through planning gain. Including a route from Nathan Road Central Way Prison along Western Way. New track on Battery Road development. Underpass on Central Way is to be reopened.
Trafalgar Road consultants are drawing up detailed plans. DM to provide us with details.
DM meeting with Bexley re: rerouting the footpath along Wilton Road, route to join main carriageway along Abbey Road at the Harrow Inn.
Junction improvements at Knee Hill with a cycle refuge next to the pedestrian refuge.
The Council is pressing for broader network, but this is likely to continue ad hoc nature of developments. Also, DMs brief seems to be purely engineering projects, no progress on other components of our cycling strategy. We need a pre-meeting before the next liaison meeting to agree an approach. NW to set this up. Nick
Additional volunteers- John Meffen, Barry, Pete M. Pete M, Barry, John M.
Thames Gateway Bridge
Consultation now underway. Information has been circulated. Sub-group not yet met - needs to be convened Doug
and report to July meeting Doug, Anthony, John
Rides, training and events
Maintenance classes going well, JD suggests a session every month, perhaps with a forward programme 2 hour themed sessions @£5. May split into 2 groups advanced and less so. General agreement to this but further discussion via the e-group Julian
Deferred to AGM.
LCC Report Simon Brammer
Simon outlined LCCs strategy to make London a World Class Cycling City, with objectives to involve all communities; support the borough groups; encourage new cyclists; provide the best possible service for existing cyclists; and to establish LCC as leaders in the field of urban cycling strategy.
He thanked all members of the group and Barry in particular for his three years of hard work and commitment.
Herne Hill Cycle Club of GB event featuring Penny Farthings etc. from 11-4pm.
15 June, Frances needs volunteer marshalls to help in St Mary Cray
The meeting ended formally and the AGM was convened. See separate note.