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France bans Dutch bike TV ad for creating 'climate of fear' about cars | The Guardian

Steven Edwards
 

(one missed from the NfE Roundup - Steven)

Ad for VanMoof bike unfairly discredits automobile industry, says watchdog

Daniel Boffey
Wed 1 Jul 2020


The ad features a shiny black car on which are reflected images of chimneys, flashing lights of emergency vehicles and traffic jams.

A TV commercial for a Dutch-made bicycle has been banned by France’s advertising watchdog for creating a “climate of fear” about cars.

Despite being aired on Dutch and German television, the Autorité de régulation professionnelle de la publicité (ARPP) said the ad for the VanMoof bike unfairly discredited the automobile industry.
The advert features a shiny black car on which are reflected images of chimneys, the flashing lights of emergency vehicles and traffic jams. The vehicle melts away to transform into the Dutch company’s latest e-bike, accompanied by the tag line: “Time to ride the future”.
“Some images in the reflection of the car are, in our opinion, unbalanced and discredit the entire car sector,” the ARPP said in a letter sent to VanMoof. “The images of factories/chimneys and an accident create a climate of fear. So they will have to be adapted.”

The French advertising code prohibits the exploitation of fear and suffering in commercials.
In response, the watchdog has been accused by the bike manufacturer of seeking to protect the French car industry after sales plummeted during the coronavirus pandemic.
French manufacturers’ sales halved in May, forcing President Emmanuel Macron to launch an €8bn rescue plan for the industry, whose brands include Peugeot, Citroën and Renault.

VanMoof’s founder, Taco Carlier, said he would not edit the ad to get it aired. “It is amazing that car companies are allowed to cover up their environmental problems while censoring those who question this issue,” he said.
“The television commercial was broadcast two weeks earlier in the Netherlands and Germany. There the spot was well received by the public. In the commercial, cars reflect the rat race of the past, inviting viewers to rethink their modes of transportation in the city for a cleaner, greener future.
“Questioning the status quo will always lead to a confrontation, but we wanted to achieve that from the beginning.”
Stéphane Martin, the chairman of the ARPP, rejected the bike company’s criticism. Speaking to the news channel Franceinfo, he said. “It’s a classic response to question our independence and get media attention by shouting ‘censorship’.

“We cannot afford to put entire sectors in a bad light. That is an important precondition for fair competition. In some areas, that commercial goes too far, with images that are unnecessary, such as the smoke from factory chimneys, which have nothing to do with the car industry.”


London: more cycle funding announced ahead of "looming black hole" | road.cc

Steven Edwards
 

Laura Laker
Mon, Jun 29, 2020 17:25


£2.5m more announced as part of latest Streetspace fund allocation, but city still faces £300m loss of cycling and walking funds

Transport for London has revealed the shortlist for another £2.5m for emergency cycling and walking improvements, amid warnings of a £300m “black hole” in active travel funding for the coming year.

The fourth of six tranches of Streetspace funding, the city’s emergency cycling and walking fund in response to COVID-19, represents “at best £80m” of a previous £417m investment in healthy streets, London Green Assembly Member, Caroline Russell, warns after the cash-strapped capital is forced to pare back existing schemes.

A handful of programmes have seen reductions or removal of funding altogether since the last tranche was announced, while Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster, Greenwich, Brent and Barnet will receive funding for the first time.

Sadiq Khan recently said just 5km of protected cycle space has been built so far as part of emergency construction. At a recent webinar, for Centre for London, Khan he wanted to avoid a car-led recovery, for a green recovery.

He said: “The London Streetspace programme is the most ambitious of any major city in the world. We already have now the biggest car-free zone of any major city in the world, we have, in a matter of weeks, managed to have more than 15,000m2 of pedestrianised spaces in London, also more than 5km of new segregated cycleways.”

However, Green London Assembly Member, Caroline Russell, points out, the pedestrianisation is not complete yet.

Russell warned there is a “looming black hole in walking and cycling funding in London”, and says action must be accelerated to match the urgency of the situation.

She said: “There was set to be £417m of investment in healthy streets this year, but Streetspace is at best £80m if you include all announced funding from the DfT. That’s a gap of over £300m that the Mayor must address when TfL update their emergency budget in July. 

“The latest Streetspace allocations are worrying, only £2.5m being allocated this week seems strange when the Mayor and TfL are telling boroughs this is urgent work. The Mayor again today tried to claim Streetspace as the biggest scheme of any world city, but he’s only got 5km of temporary cycle lane in place. Park Lane was weeks ago. We need more money into councils’ hands now to deliver more change on the ground before the lockdown further eases and to stop the car led recovery the Mayor claimed he was acting against.”

Sutton got the largest sum of this tranche, £787,000 for space at town centres, school streets, a toucan crossing, a low traffic neighbourhood and three strategic cycle routes, including to St Helier hospital. Hackney was close behind with £500,000, making its total Streetspace funding just shy of £2m.

Westminster has £151,616 for a link between Savoy Street and the Strand, which will link the major east-west cycleway, C3, and Q1N, a former ‘quietway’, and Waterloo Bridge.

Several London boroughs have solely school streets funding, including Barnet, allocated £77,986 for nine school streets; Greenwich with £46,615; and Kensington and Chelsea, with £55,464. These will see closures to through traffic outside schools during drop off and pick up times.

Meanwhile schemes in Camden and Southwark have seen funding allocation reductions since last week, with Camden’s Healthy School Streets programme allocated £100,000 less than last week, down to £62,727 from £162,727 last week, and funding for Southwark’s Lower Road extension to CS4 was reduced from £750,000 to £500,000, while Richmond’s Low Traffic Neighbourhood scheme for Burtons Road area in Hampton Hill, previously funded for £32,700 has gone from the list.

Transport for London says this is due to “reduced requirements for the scheme, which brought the overall costs down”, or TfL working with the borough to bring down costs. Richmond's funding slipped onto TfL's list, from the Department for Transport's funding list, due to human error, TfL said. 

The London Cycling Campaign’s Simon Munk says there is also an ongoing “process of trying to get the quality up”, with boroughs having had bids sent back to improve the quality of what they are proposing. He said the next two and a half weeks’ funding allocations “may change the picture significantly”.

In total there is £45m Streetspace funding for boroughs, of £55m allocated to Transport for London from central Government. The Department for Transport is also allocating £25m of its £250m emergency cycling and walking fund to the capital - and some boroughs, such as Lewisham and Richmond, have applied for that funding too. 

Call for photos of damaged street furniture

richendawalford
 

Hope you don't mind a request from an ex-Camdener.  I'm working to support Islington's implementation of People Friendly Streets (local branding for LCNs) and I want to create a post demonstrating Danger.  For this I need photos of damaged street furniture.  I've got a few so far but more would be good.  If you have any could you please look them out and forward them to me?  Richenda@... .  Many thanks.

How about two-way cycling from British Museum to Drury Lane

Jean Dollimore
 

I’ev often thought that the southbound route (down Bury Place, New Oxford Street and Newton Street to Great Queen’s Street) was overly long and difficult to visualise
and although the official northbound route is that way too, people seem to prefer to use the more direct route up Drury Lane and Museum Street and I have long wished that Drury lane and Museum Street south could be closed to motor vehicles so that we could have two-way cycling. 

But it wan’t until Friday that it occurred to put that idea on to Camden’s Covid-19 Commoplace engagement (which closes later today). Here’s my post:

https://camdensafetravel.commonplace.is/comments/5ef6542d5581fbd1892387bc

If you agree with me, please vote for it with an ‘Agree’ or a ‘Thumbs Up’

Thank you

Jean



Re: Walking and cycling improvements on Camden Park Road

Steven Edwards
 

Good write up Jean

Steven


On 26 Jun 2020, at 09:32, Jean Dollimore <jean@...> wrote:

Now that the scheme in Camden Park Road is finished, I have written up the details in a post on our website here:


https://camdencyclists.org.uk/2020/06/walking-and-cycling-improvements-on-camden-park-road/


Jean

Walking and cycling improvements on Camden Park Road

Jean Dollimore
 

Now that the scheme in Camden Park Road is finished, I have written up the details in a post on our website here:


https://camdencyclists.org.uk/2020/06/walking-and-cycling-improvements-on-camden-park-road/


Jean

Re: CCC Meeting minutes 15th June 2020

Helen Vecht
 

I will ask my Brent Cyclist contacts. One I know is somewhat battle-weary!

Helen

Helen Vecht,



On Thursday, 25 June 2020, 16:47:07 BST, seymour susan <sseymour137@...> wrote:


I'm very pleased with Savernake Road and hope this becomes permanent.
Does anyone have any contacts with Brent cyclists. I went to Wembley yesterday and there is a complete horror story immediately after a cycle/pedestrian underpass under the North Circular. Made me realise how comparatively lucky we are in Camden.

--
Best wishes

Susan Seymour



Re: CCC Meeting minutes 15th June 2020

seymour susan
 

I'm very pleased with Savernake Road and hope this becomes permanent.
Does anyone have any contacts with Brent cyclists. I went to Wembley yesterday and there is a complete horror story immediately after a cycle/pedestrian underpass under the North Circular. Made me realise how comparatively lucky we are in Camden.

--
Best wishes

Susan Seymour



Re: Proposed Meeting with Daniel Glaser

Tony Raven
 

But what difference will it make?   Its already illegal under s105 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 to open, or cause or permit to be opened, any door of a vehicle on a road so as to injure or endanger any person.”   And s239 of the Highway Code already says  “you MUST ensure you do not hit anyone when you open your door. Check for cyclists or other traffic”

 

So if people are not getting prosecuted for not bothering to follow what’s already required by law, what difference is guidance on how they should open the door going to make?

 

Tony

 

 

From: <main@camdencyclists.groups.io> on behalf of David Lincoln <tpc2s@...>
Reply to: <main@camdencyclists.groups.io>
Date: Thursday, 25 June 2020 at 15:22
To: "main@camdencyclists.groups.io" <main@camdencyclists.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [camdencyclists] Proposed Meeting with Daniel Glaser

 

I saw this about the Dutch Reach which suggests it will be part of the Highway Code. I’m not sure if that happened/ will happen

On 23 Jun 2020, at 23:18, Steven Edwards <stevenaedw@...> wrote:

 https://www.cyclinguk.org/dutchreach

 

Why do the Dutch Reach?

Every year, over 500 people across England, Wales and Scotland are injured because someone opens a car door into their path - and these are just the injuries which are reported to police - many more are never reported. If we want more people cycling more safely, we need everyone to make this simple technique an everyday habit. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On 23 Jun 2020, at 17:33, Berwyn Rutherford <berwynr@...> wrote:

 

Would it be possible to have a campaign for drivers to open their car doors with their left hands so they see a cyclist approaching?. I think that drivers are encouraged to do that in Holland

Berwyn

 


From: main@camdencyclists.groups.io <main@camdencyclists.groups.io> on behalf of Steven Edwards <stevenaedw@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:01:09 AM
To: main@camdencyclists.groups.io <main@camdencyclists.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [camdencyclists] Proposed Meeting with Daniel Glaser

 

Wednesday early afternoon would suit me. 

Other days might be preferable.

Steven

 

 

On 22 Jun 2020, at 21:19, John Chamberlain <john@...> wrote:

 

Daniel was at our meeting last Monday. He was on the CCC committee for several years but stepped away for a while. At last week's meeting he expressed ideas on a number of topics including diversifying our network, Dr Bikes, buddy rides and publicising what we do, as well as some specifics on reducing traffic in Belsize Park. 

We thought we'd have a separate meeting with him to float some ideas and get some external stimulus. Would any other committee members be free to join us? We were planning on Wednesday afternoon or evening but if you'd like to join in but are not free then, suggest some other times and I'll do a Doodle poll.

It would be good to look outside our bubble a bit; I hope some of you can join us.

-- 

 

Regards

John

 

 

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Re: Proposed Meeting with Daniel Glaser

David Lincoln
 

I saw this about the Dutch Reach which suggests it will be part of the Highway Code. I’m not sure if that happened/ will happen

On 23 Jun 2020, at 23:18, Steven Edwards <stevenaedw@...> wrote:

 https://www.cyclinguk.org/dutchreach

Why do the Dutch Reach?

Every year, over 500 people across England, Wales and Scotland are injured because someone opens a car door into their path - and these are just the injuries which are reported to police - many more are never reported. If we want more people cycling more safely, we need everyone to make this simple technique an everyday habit. 







On 23 Jun 2020, at 17:33, Berwyn Rutherford <berwynr@...> wrote:

Would it be possible to have a campaign for drivers to open their car doors with their left hands so they see a cyclist approaching?. I think that drivers are encouraged to do that in Holland
Berwyn


From: main@camdencyclists.groups.io <main@camdencyclists.groups.io> on behalf of Steven Edwards <stevenaedw@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:01:09 AM
To: main@camdencyclists.groups.io <main@camdencyclists.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [camdencyclists] Proposed Meeting with Daniel Glaser
 
Wednesday early afternoon would suit me. 
Other days might be preferable.
Steven


On 22 Jun 2020, at 21:19, John Chamberlain <john@...> wrote:

Daniel was at our meeting last Monday. He was on the CCC committee for several years but stepped away for a while. At last week's meeting he expressed ideas on a number of topics including diversifying our network, Dr Bikes, buddy rides and publicising what we do, as well as some specifics on reducing traffic in Belsize Park. 

We thought we'd have a separate meeting with him to float some ideas and get some external stimulus. Would any other committee members be free to join us? We were planning on Wednesday afternoon or evening but if you'd like to join in but are not free then, suggest some other times and I'll do a Doodle poll.

It would be good to look outside our bubble a bit; I hope some of you can join us.
-- 
 
Regards
John


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Prince of Wales Road

John Chamberlain
 

We're really pleased to see that Camden have approved plans for a "pop-up" eastbound cycle lane on Prince of Wales Road from Haverstock Hill to Grafton Road. This is to be experimental and funded by TfL under Covid-19 measures ("Streetspace") and it will complement the westbound lane which is under construction.

This is great - it is part of Camden's effort to support the predicted large increase in people cycling (already being seen) as people return to work, shops, schools etc.

It will mean the loss of some car parking and we expect some negative feedback. If you live in the area or cycle through it it would really help if you emailed your councillors in support (they usually only get negative comments!). For Kentish Town ward (the eastern part of the route) the councillors are Meric Apak (meric.apak@...), Georgia Gould (georgia.gould@...) and Jenny Headlam-Wells (jenny.headlam-wells@...) and for Haverstock ward (west of Dalby Street) the councillors are Alison Kelly (alison.kelly@...) Gail McAnena (gail.mcanena@...) and Abdul Quadir  (abdul.quadir@...).

Or you could email Adam Harrison (he's the relevant cabinet member) at adam.harrison@...

More details are at http://democracy.camden.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?Id=2954

Thanks

 

Regards

John Chamberlain

Coordinator

Camden Cycling Campaign

 

W: camdencyclists.org.uk

E: john@...

 



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CCC Meeting minutes 15th June 2020

Jean Dollimore
 

Re: Proposed Meeting with Daniel Glaser

Steven Edwards
 

Why do the Dutch Reach?

Every year, over 500 people across England, Wales and Scotland are injured because someone opens a car door into their path - and these are just the injuries which are reported to police - many more are never reported. If we want more people cycling more safely, we need everyone to make this simple technique an everyday habit. 







On 23 Jun 2020, at 17:33, Berwyn Rutherford <berwynr@...> wrote:

Would it be possible to have a campaign for drivers to open their car doors with their left hands so they see a cyclist approaching?. I think that drivers are encouraged to do that in Holland
Berwyn


From: main@camdencyclists.groups.io <main@camdencyclists.groups.io> on behalf of Steven Edwards <stevenaedw@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:01:09 AM
To: main@camdencyclists.groups.io <main@camdencyclists.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [camdencyclists] Proposed Meeting with Daniel Glaser
 
Wednesday early afternoon would suit me. 
Other days might be preferable.
Steven


On 22 Jun 2020, at 21:19, John Chamberlain <john@...> wrote:

Daniel was at our meeting last Monday. He was on the CCC committee for several years but stepped away for a while. At last week's meeting he expressed ideas on a number of topics including diversifying our network, Dr Bikes, buddy rides and publicising what we do, as well as some specifics on reducing traffic in Belsize Park. 

We thought we'd have a separate meeting with him to float some ideas and get some external stimulus. Would any other committee members be free to join us? We were planning on Wednesday afternoon or evening but if you'd like to join in but are not free then, suggest some other times and I'll do a Doodle poll.

It would be good to look outside our bubble a bit; I hope some of you can join us.
-- 
 
Regards
John


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Re: Proposed Meeting with Daniel Glaser

Steven Edwards
 

There was an attempt to get that introduced in the UK a short while ago (maybe by Cycling UK if I remember).

I think it lost support as it:

1) Was regarded as a minor part in the scheme of things

2) Had a bit of negative publicity since it attributed the scheme to the Dutch (funnily enough!) yet the Dutch don’t actually make such a big deal of it themselves…(?)

Or did I imagine the bit ?

Steven

On 23 Jun 2020, at 17:33, Berwyn Rutherford <berwynr@...> wrote:

Would it be possible to have a campaign for drivers to open their car doors with their left hands so they see a cyclist approaching?. I think that drivers are encouraged to do that in Holland
Berwyn


From: main@camdencyclists.groups.io <main@camdencyclists.groups.io> on behalf of Steven Edwards <stevenaedw@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:01:09 AM
To: main@camdencyclists.groups.io <main@camdencyclists.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [camdencyclists] Proposed Meeting with Daniel Glaser
 
Wednesday early afternoon would suit me. 
Other days might be preferable.
Steven


On 22 Jun 2020, at 21:19, John Chamberlain <john@...> wrote:

Daniel was at our meeting last Monday. He was on the CCC committee for several years but stepped away for a while. At last week's meeting he expressed ideas on a number of topics including diversifying our network, Dr Bikes, buddy rides and publicising what we do, as well as some specifics on reducing traffic in Belsize Park. 

We thought we'd have a separate meeting with him to float some ideas and get some external stimulus. Would any other committee members be free to join us? We were planning on Wednesday afternoon or evening but if you'd like to join in but are not free then, suggest some other times and I'll do a Doodle poll.

It would be good to look outside our bubble a bit; I hope some of you can join us.
-- 
 
Regards
John


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Re: Proposed Meeting with Daniel Glaser

Berwyn Rutherford
 

Would it be possible to have a campaign for drivers to open their car doors with their left hands so they see a cyclist approaching?. I think that drivers are encouraged to do that in Holland
Berwyn


From: main@camdencyclists.groups.io <main@camdencyclists.groups.io> on behalf of Steven Edwards <stevenaedw@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:01:09 AM
To: main@camdencyclists.groups.io <main@camdencyclists.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [camdencyclists] Proposed Meeting with Daniel Glaser
 
Wednesday early afternoon would suit me. 
Other days might be preferable.
Steven


On 22 Jun 2020, at 21:19, John Chamberlain <john@...> wrote:

Daniel was at our meeting last Monday. He was on the CCC committee for several years but stepped away for a while. At last week's meeting he expressed ideas on a number of topics including diversifying our network, Dr Bikes, buddy rides and publicising what we do, as well as some specifics on reducing traffic in Belsize Park. 

We thought we'd have a separate meeting with him to float some ideas and get some external stimulus. Would any other committee members be free to join us? We were planning on Wednesday afternoon or evening but if you'd like to join in but are not free then, suggest some other times and I'll do a Doodle poll.

It would be good to look outside our bubble a bit; I hope some of you can join us.
-- 
 
Regards
John


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Re: Space for extra cycle lanes 'on 1,500 miles of London's roads' | London Evening Standard

John Stewart
 

I’m afraid it will take a death or serious injury to a cyclist to get any changes.

 

It has not been such a problem with traffic being relatively low; but there are a lot more motor vehicles out and about now, and it will only get worse, especially when government policy makes public transportation more difficult (face coverings; limits to capacity; extra delays) so that more people seem to be driving cars.

 

John G. Stewart
Director of Legal Services

University of London
Senate House | Malet Street | London WC1E 7HU | UK
Tel: (020) 7862 8231  Mobile: (07841) 112 094

Email: john.stewart@...  

Web: www.london.ac.uk

The University of London is an exempt charity in England and Wales.

 

You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.

--  William Faulkner (attributed; there is no evidence he ever said it)

 

 

 

From: main@camdencyclists.groups.io <main@camdencyclists.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Chamberlain via groups.io
Sent: 23 June 2020 11:57
To: main@camdencyclists.groups.io
Subject: Re: [camdencyclists] Space for extra cycle lanes 'on 1,500 miles of London's roads' | London Evening Standard

 

We are pushing back on the barriers, both to TfL and to Camden but not getting anywhere. We're particularly concerned about the fences on top but have been told they are required to meet regulations which is ridiculous. Trying to get Camden to ask for an exemption. We understand why footways may need widening in places but it should not be at the expense of cyclists' safety.

 

John Chamberlain

Coordinator

 

On 23/06/20 11:33, John Stewart wrote:

Are you pushing back at the use of barriers to extend pavements throughout central London?  Each time it creates extra dangers for bicyclists; in the same way the barriers on Waterloo bridge, while protecting pedestrians, placed cyclists at much greater risk.

 

Thanks.

 

Best wishes

 

John Stewart

 

 

John G. Stewart
Director of Legal Services

University of London
Senate House | Malet Street | London WC1E 7HU | UK
Tel: (020) 7862 8231  Mobile: (07841) 112 094

Email: john.stewart@...  

Web: www.london.ac.uk

The University of London is an exempt charity in England and Wales.

 

You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.

--  William Faulkner (attributed; there is no evidence he ever said it)

 

 

 

 

 

From: main@camdencyclists.groups.io <main@camdencyclists.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steven Edwards via groups.io
Sent: 23 June 2020 10:16
To: camdencyclists@groups.io
Subject: [camdencyclists] Space for extra cycle lanes 'on 1,500 miles of London's roads' | London Evening Standard

 

 

Space for extra cycle lanes 'on 1,500 miles of London's roads'

39 minutes ago

A sixth of roads in London are wide enough to accommodate protected cycle lanes and could be quickly converted to keep cyclists safe, researchers revealed today.

They found there was space for 2.2m-wide pop-up lanes in either direction on an extra 1,464 miles of road – enabling an eightfold increase in the amount of segregated space as lockdown eases and while Londoners are advised to avoid public transport .

Dr Ashley Dhanani, of The Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL, said: “Many Londoners want to cycle to avoid using public transport but are concerned about their safety when cycling on main roads. This new analysis shows there is plenty of space to create cycle lanes on key routes across the city.”

The researchers said it was important to avoid building short sections of cycle lanes in a “piecemeal” manner.

They identified five roads able to provide long, continuous routes for commuters heading into central London: the A5 from Edgware hospital to Marble Arch, the A2 from New Cross to Elephant and Castle, Camberwell Road/A2216 from East Dulwich to Elephant and Castle, the A107 from Hackney Central to the Royal London hospital, and the A503 from Manor House to Regent’s Park.

Dr Dhanani said: “Long, continuous lanes along key routes to key employment centres are essential to support the large numbers of people who are likely to want to cycle to work.”

To accommodate 2.2m cycle lanes on each side – the width recommended by Transport for London - the research found that a road would need to be at least 11m wide – allowing 3m of space in each direction for vehicles and 0.6m for low kerbs or protective barriers to enable segregation.  

Existing cycle tracks are shown in blue, while potential new cycle lanes are shown in green (Bartlett School of Architecture)

 

This would increase protected routes from two per cent to 16 per cent of all streets in London.

Researcher Nicolas Palominos said: "London has a real opportunity to create a comprehensive cycling network. This would both make cycling convenient and attractive and achieve concrete progress in promoting sustainable urban mobility."

TfL is funding more than 500 borough schemes to encourage cycling and walking, though many of these are small scale.

Lucy Saunders, director of the charity Healthy Streets, said: “This data shows the scale of what could be achieved over the coming weeks through simply marking out safe space for cycling on our street.”

 

 

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Re: Space for extra cycle lanes 'on 1,500 miles of London's roads' | London Evening Standard

John Chamberlain
 

We are pushing back on the barriers, both to TfL and to Camden but not getting anywhere. We're particularly concerned about the fences on top but have been told they are required to meet regulations which is ridiculous. Trying to get Camden to ask for an exemption. We understand why footways may need widening in places but it should not be at the expense of cyclists' safety.

 

John Chamberlain

Coordinator

 

On 23/06/20 11:33, John Stewart wrote:

Are you pushing back at the use of barriers to extend pavements throughout central London?  Each time it creates extra dangers for bicyclists; in the same way the barriers on Waterloo bridge, while protecting pedestrians, placed cyclists at much greater risk.

 

Thanks.

 

Best wishes

 

John Stewart

 

 

John G. Stewart
Director of Legal Services

University of London
Senate House | Malet Street | London WC1E 7HU | UK
Tel: (020) 7862 8231  Mobile: (07841) 112 094

Email: john.stewart@...  

Web: www.london.ac.uk

The University of London is an exempt charity in England and Wales.

 

You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.

--  William Faulkner (attributed; there is no evidence he ever said it)

 

 

 

 

 

From: main@camdencyclists.groups.io <main@camdencyclists.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steven Edwards via groups.io
Sent: 23 June 2020 10:16
To: camdencyclists@groups.io
Subject: [camdencyclists] Space for extra cycle lanes 'on 1,500 miles of London's roads' | London Evening Standard

 

 

Space for extra cycle lanes 'on 1,500 miles of London's roads'

39 minutes ago

A sixth of roads in London are wide enough to accommodate protected cycle lanes and could be quickly converted to keep cyclists safe, researchers revealed today.

They found there was space for 2.2m-wide pop-up lanes in either direction on an extra 1,464 miles of road – enabling an eightfold increase in the amount of segregated space as lockdown eases and while Londoners are advised to avoid public transport .

Dr Ashley Dhanani, of The Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL, said: “Many Londoners want to cycle to avoid using public transport but are concerned about their safety when cycling on main roads. This new analysis shows there is plenty of space to create cycle lanes on key routes across the city.”

The researchers said it was important to avoid building short sections of cycle lanes in a “piecemeal” manner.

They identified five roads able to provide long, continuous routes for commuters heading into central London: the A5 from Edgware hospital to Marble Arch, the A2 from New Cross to Elephant and Castle, Camberwell Road/A2216 from East Dulwich to Elephant and Castle, the A107 from Hackney Central to the Royal London hospital, and the A503 from Manor House to Regent’s Park.

Dr Dhanani said: “Long, continuous lanes along key routes to key employment centres are essential to support the large numbers of people who are likely to want to cycle to work.”

To accommodate 2.2m cycle lanes on each side – the width recommended by Transport for London - the research found that a road would need to be at least 11m wide – allowing 3m of space in each direction for vehicles and 0.6m for low kerbs or protective barriers to enable segregation.  

Existing cycle tracks are shown in blue, while potential new cycle lanes are shown in green (Bartlett School of Architecture)

 

This would increase protected routes from two per cent to 16 per cent of all streets in London.

Researcher Nicolas Palominos said: "London has a real opportunity to create a comprehensive cycling network. This would both make cycling convenient and attractive and achieve concrete progress in promoting sustainable urban mobility."

TfL is funding more than 500 borough schemes to encourage cycling and walking, though many of these are small scale.

Lucy Saunders, director of the charity Healthy Streets, said: “This data shows the scale of what could be achieved over the coming weeks through simply marking out safe space for cycling on our street.”



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Re: Space for extra cycle lanes 'on 1,500 miles of London's roads' | London Evening Standard

John Stewart
 

Are you pushing back at the use of barriers to extend pavements throughout central London?  Each time it creates extra dangers for bicyclists; in the same way the barriers on Waterloo bridge, while protecting pedestrians, placed cyclists at much greater risk.

 

Thanks.

 

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Subject: [camdencyclists] Space for extra cycle lanes 'on 1,500 miles of London's roads' | London Evening Standard

 

 

Space for extra cycle lanes 'on 1,500 miles of London's roads'

39 minutes ago

A sixth of roads in London are wide enough to accommodate protected cycle lanes and could be quickly converted to keep cyclists safe, researchers revealed today.

They found there was space for 2.2m-wide pop-up lanes in either direction on an extra 1,464 miles of road – enabling an eightfold increase in the amount of segregated space as lockdown eases and while Londoners are advised to avoid public transport .

Dr Ashley Dhanani, of The Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL, said: “Many Londoners want to cycle to avoid using public transport but are concerned about their safety when cycling on main roads. This new analysis shows there is plenty of space to create cycle lanes on key routes across the city.”

The researchers said it was important to avoid building short sections of cycle lanes in a “piecemeal” manner.

They identified five roads able to provide long, continuous routes for commuters heading into central London: the A5 from Edgware hospital to Marble Arch, the A2 from New Cross to Elephant and Castle, Camberwell Road/A2216 from East Dulwich to Elephant and Castle, the A107 from Hackney Central to the Royal London hospital, and the A503 from Manor House to Regent’s Park.

Dr Dhanani said: “Long, continuous lanes along key routes to key employment centres are essential to support the large numbers of people who are likely to want to cycle to work.”

To accommodate 2.2m cycle lanes on each side – the width recommended by Transport for London - the research found that a road would need to be at least 11m wide – allowing 3m of space in each direction for vehicles and 0.6m for low kerbs or protective barriers to enable segregation.  

Existing cycle tracks are shown in blue, while potential new cycle lanes are shown in green (Bartlett School of Architecture)

 

This would increase protected routes from two per cent to 16 per cent of all streets in London.

Researcher Nicolas Palominos said: "London has a real opportunity to create a comprehensive cycling network. This would both make cycling convenient and attractive and achieve concrete progress in promoting sustainable urban mobility."

TfL is funding more than 500 borough schemes to encourage cycling and walking, though many of these are small scale.

Lucy Saunders, director of the charity Healthy Streets, said: “This data shows the scale of what could be achieved over the coming weeks through simply marking out safe space for cycling on our street.”

Space for extra cycle lanes 'on 1,500 miles of London's roads' | London Evening Standard

Steven Edwards
 


Space for extra cycle lanes 'on 1,500 miles of London's roads'

A sixth of roads in London are wide enough to accommodate protected cycle lanes and could be quickly converted to keep cyclists safe, researchers revealed today.

They found there was space for 2.2m-wide pop-up lanes in either direction on an extra 1,464 miles of road – enabling an eightfold increase in the amount of segregated space as lockdown eases and while Londoners are advised to avoid public transport .

Dr Ashley Dhanani, of The Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL, said: “Many Londoners want to cycle to avoid using public transport but are concerned about their safety when cycling on main roads. This new analysis shows there is plenty of space to create cycle lanes on key routes across the city.”

The researchers said it was important to avoid building short sections of cycle lanes in a “piecemeal” manner.

They identified five roads able to provide long, continuous routes for commuters heading into central London: the A5 from Edgware hospital to Marble Arch, the A2 from New Cross to Elephant and Castle, Camberwell Road/A2216 from East Dulwich to Elephant and Castle, the A107 from Hackney Central to the Royal London hospital, and the A503 from Manor House to Regent’s Park.

Dr Dhanani said: “Long, continuous lanes along key routes to key employment centres are essential to support the large numbers of people who are likely to want to cycle to work.”

To accommodate 2.2m cycle lanes on each side – the width recommended by Transport for London - the research found that a road would need to be at least 11m wide – allowing 3m of space in each direction for vehicles and 0.6m for low kerbs or protective barriers to enable segregation.  

Existing cycle tracks are shown in blue, while potential new cycle lanes are shown in green (Bartlett School of Architecture)

This would increase protected routes from two per cent to 16 per cent of all streets in London.

Researcher Nicolas Palominos said: "London has a real opportunity to create a comprehensive cycling network. This would both make cycling convenient and attractive and achieve concrete progress in promoting sustainable urban mobility."

TfL is funding more than 500 borough schemes to encourage cycling and walking, though many of these are small scale.

Lucy Saunders, director of the charity Healthy Streets, said: “This data shows the scale of what could be achieved over the coming weeks through simply marking out safe space for cycling on our street.”

Re: Proposed Meeting with Daniel Glaser

Steven Edwards
 

Wednesday early afternoon would suit me. 
Other days might be preferable.
Steven


On 22 Jun 2020, at 21:19, John Chamberlain <john@...> wrote:

Daniel was at our meeting last Monday. He was on the CCC committee for several years but stepped away for a while. At last week's meeting he expressed ideas on a number of topics including diversifying our network, Dr Bikes, buddy rides and publicising what we do, as well as some specifics on reducing traffic in Belsize Park. 

We thought we'd have a separate meeting with him to float some ideas and get some external stimulus. Would any other committee members be free to join us? We were planning on Wednesday afternoon or evening but if you'd like to join in but are not free then, suggest some other times and I'll do a Doodle poll.

It would be good to look outside our bubble a bit; I hope some of you can join us.
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Regards
John


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