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York Way Cycle Lanes

John Chamberlain
 

Many of you will have already enjoyed using the Pop Up cycle lanes on York Way that run between Hungerford Road in the north and Wharfdale Road in the south. As required under the Experimental Traffic Order, Camden Council are now consulting on whether to make the changes permanent or to remove some or all of them. If they are made permanent, the temporary lanes will be replaced with stepped tracks and there will be further improvements at the junctions and pedestrian crossings and a lot of improvements to the streetscape.

This is a very important consultation; if passed it will make permanent almost 2km of an important link in the cycle network and will change the nature of the street by reducing the domination of motor traffic.

This consultation is on Camden’s website at:

https://consultations.wearecamden.org/supporting-communities/york-way-safe-and-healthy-street-scheme/ which also has some very good before and after visualisations.

The Online Survey is at the bottom of that page and is straightforward to fill in. Please would you find time to reply as an individual as it would be good for Camden to have plenty of positive replies.

We will respond on behalf of CCC in enthusiastic support of the proposals and will also describe any potential problems that are reported to us. One missing item that we will be asking for is a protected right turn into the Kings Cross development just north of the canal but do let us know of any other issues, either on this forum or by emailing info@...

Thanks in advance!
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Regards

John


John Chamberlain

Coordinator

Camden Cycling Campaign

 

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Re: Trouser clips

richendawalford
 

Thanks Ben and Tony.  I’d tried some bike shops and hadn’t thought on-line –obvious now.   

 

 

From: main@camdencyclists.groups.io <main@camdencyclists.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tony Raven via groups.io
Sent: 01 September 2021 08:32
To: main@camdencyclists.groups.io
Subject: Re: [camdencyclists] Trouser clips

 

Or some cheap ones here:

 

 

 

HTH

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Tony

 

Apologies for any typos; sent from my iPad



On 1 Sep 2021, at 08:03, Ben Watson <ben@...> wrote:



There is a rather posh and pricey Brooks version!

 

 

 

On Wed, 1 Sept 2021 at 01:05, richendawalford <richenda@...> wrote:

Does anyone know where I can get some of these snappy trouser clips? I've had these ones for only about 10 years and they are already falling to pieces. But I do like them so I want the same again. Though I'm not fussed about the branding and they don't have to be free like the first pair were!

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Re: Trouser clips

Tony Raven
 

On 1 Sep 2021, at 08:03, Ben Watson <ben@...> wrote:


There is a rather posh and pricey Brooks version!



On Wed, 1 Sept 2021 at 01:05, richendawalford <richenda@...> wrote:
Does anyone know where I can get some of these snappy trouser clips? I've had these ones for only about 10 years and they are already falling to pieces. But I do like them so I want the same again. Though I'm not fussed about the branding and they don't have to be free like the first pair were!
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Re: Trouser clips

Ben Watson
 

There is a rather posh and pricey Brooks version!



On Wed, 1 Sept 2021 at 01:05, richendawalford <richenda@...> wrote:
Does anyone know where I can get some of these snappy trouser clips? I've had these ones for only about 10 years and they are already falling to pieces. But I do like them so I want the same again. Though I'm not fussed about the branding and they don't have to be free like the first pair were!


Trouser clips

richendawalford
 

Does anyone know where I can get some of these snappy trouser clips? I've had these ones for only about 10 years and they are already falling to pieces. But I do like them so I want the same again. Though I'm not fussed about the branding and they don't have to be free like the first pair were!


Re: The Death of the London Telephone Box - A London Inheritance

richendawalford
 

Love it. May the car go the way of the phone box. A few kept around the place as historic curiosities.

 

 

From: main@camdencyclists.groups.io <main@camdencyclists.groups.io> On Behalf Of George Coulouris via groups.io
Sent: 30 August 2021 17:30
To: CCC <CamdenCyclists@groups.io>
Subject: [camdencyclists] The Death of the London Telephone Box - A London Inheritance

 

I couldn’t resist posting a link to this apparently completely off-topic blog:

https://alondoninheritance.com/london-infrastructure/the-death-of-the-london-telephone-box/ 

 

… when I read this postscript:

 

As with the transition from telephone boxes to mobile phones, there seems to be another transition gradually underway with the introduction of low traffic neighbourhoods, closure of many city streets to vehicles, cycle lanes etc.

It will be interesting to see how this impacts the city’s recovery from the pandemic, Does it enhance the city, or restrict its viability as a place to work.

In future, will the car in a city be seen the same as a telephone box today, an essential in the past, irrelevant in the future?


The Death of the London Telephone Box - A London Inheritance

George Coulouris
 

I couldn’t resist posting a link to this apparently completely off-topic blog:
https://alondoninheritance.com/london-infrastructure/the-death-of-the-london-telephone-box/ 

… when I read this postscript:

As with the transition from telephone boxes to mobile phones, there seems to be another transition gradually underway with the introduction of low traffic neighbourhoods, closure of many city streets to vehicles, cycle lanes etc.

It will be interesting to see how this impacts the city’s recovery from the pandemic, Does it enhance the city, or restrict its viability as a place to work.

In future, will the car in a city be seen the same as a telephone box today, an essential in the past, irrelevant in the future?


Re: Cycle lanes get green light

Tony Raven
 

Perhaps the Steele’s Village Business Association and the dentist need to be alerted to this article

On 27 Aug 2021, at 08:24, John Chamberlain <john@...> wrote:

 Good report in the CNJ with Paul's brilliant picture of a family cycling up Haverstock Hill. That picture tells the whole story!

 

Regards

John Chamberlain

Coordinator

Camden Cycling Campaign

 

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E: john@...

 



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Re: Cycle lanes get green light

seymour susan
 

Excellent.
Best wishes

Susan


On Fri, 27 Aug 2021 at 08:24, John Chamberlain <john@...> wrote:
Good report in the CNJ with Paul's brilliant picture of a family cycling up Haverstock Hill. That picture tells the whole story!

 

Regards

John Chamberlain

Coordinator

Camden Cycling Campaign

 

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Cycle lanes get green light

John Chamberlain
 

Good report in the CNJ with Paul's brilliant picture of a family cycling up Haverstock Hill. That picture tells the whole story!

 

Regards

John Chamberlain

Coordinator

Camden Cycling Campaign

 

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You must not copy or retransmit this e-mail or its attachments in whole or in part to anyone else without our permission. The views expressed in them are those of the individual author and do not necessarily represent the views of this Company.

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Re: Red Lion Street consultation - volunteers wanted

Geoff Stilwell
 

Done!

Best Wishes
Geoff Stilwell

Ride Coordinator
camdencyclists.org.uk


On Fri, 20 Aug 2021 at 15:27, Jean Dollimore <jean@...> wrote:
We are planning to do some campaigning on site (i.e. in Red Lion Street) next week: that is, we will be handing out cards to pedestrians and cyclists asking them to reply to the Red Lion Street consultation.

Please let me know if you would be willing to spend an hour or two one day next week helping with this activity.

In case you haven’t yet replied to the consultation, it is here:

The feedback form is at the bottom of the page

Jean


Red Lion Street consultation - volunteers wanted

Jean Dollimore
 

We are planning to do some campaigning on site (i.e. in Red Lion Street) next week: that is, we will be handing out cards to pedestrians and cyclists asking them to reply to the Red Lion Street consultation.

Please let me know if you would be willing to spend an hour or two one day next week helping with this activity.

In case you haven’t yet replied to the consultation, it is here:

The feedback form is at the bottom of the page

Jean


Please sign TFL consultation to increase PCN cost & reduce people parking in red cycle routes #cyclesafe

Steve Prowse
 

To help keep London moving safely and reduce disruption and delays we are proposing to increase the fine level (TfL penalty charge) from £130 to £160 for people who fail to follow the rules of the red route network (those roads we manage in London). The fine level would be reduced by half to £80 if paid within 14 days.
https://haveyoursay.tfl.gov.uk/penalty-charge-2021?cid=email_FINAL_TFL632_PCN_consultation-ConsultText
You do have to register first, so it does take 5 mins. Please add comments in the last free text box e.g. There needs to be more enforcement and more towing of vehicles that are causing delays for busses and danger for cyclists.


Re: Call in on Haverstock Hill cycling plans

John Chamberlain
 

Yes - we are definitely planning to ask for a deputation on the 26th and will also be taking action to draw media attention to the issue and to the Conservative councillors opposition to the plans. Linus summarises the benefits very well - the plans would replace car parking with cycle lanes on a route that has been in Camden's Transport strategy since 2019. The 'alternatives' suggested by the councillors are circuitous, on busy one-way roads with little space for cycle lanes, involving steeper hills and totally ignore anyone living or with a destination to the west of Haverstock Hill.

Linus - we'll take you up on your offer! If anyone else would like to help, please email me direct (john@...)

 

John Chamberlain

Coordinator

Camden Cycling Campaign

 

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On 18/08/21 11:44, Linus wrote:
Next week's C and E scrutiny committee has a call-in on the decision for cycling proposals on Haverstock Hill.
Culture and Environment Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 26th August, 2021 6.30 pm  
https://democracy.camden.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=10029

Cllr Steve Adams, Cllr Oliver Cooper, Cllr Andrew Parkinson, and Cllr Gio Spinella want the scheme halted and an alternative to be considered.

This is an important direct route for cyclists from Hampstead to Camden Town, and if implemented would provide a link to the already established Prince of Wales Road, Royal College Street, Midland Road and Judd Street LTN. This route with the addition of Haverstock Hill and Rosslyn Hill would provide a direct safe route from Hampstead to Bloomsbury; and then also connect to the C6 route to Blackfriars and Elephant and Castle.

Is CC making a deputation against the call-in? Can I help?


Call in on Haverstock Hill cycling plans

Linus
 

Next week's C and E scrutiny committee has a call-in on the decision for cycling proposals on Haverstock Hill.
Culture and Environment Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 26th August, 2021 6.30 pm  
https://democracy.camden.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=10029

Cllr Steve Adams, Cllr Oliver Cooper, Cllr Andrew Parkinson, and Cllr Gio Spinella want the scheme halted and an alternative to be considered.

This is an important direct route for cyclists from Hampstead to Camden Town, and if implemented would provide a link to the already established Prince of Wales Road, Royal College Street, Midland Road and Judd Street LTN. This route with the addition of Haverstock Hill and Rosslyn Hill would provide a direct safe route from Hampstead to Bloomsbury; and then also connect to the C6 route to Blackfriars and Elephant and Castle.

Is CC making a deputation against the call-in? Can I help?


Dangerous Junctions

John Chamberlain
 

From LCC's Friday post - dates for your diaries and a petition to fill in if you haven't already.

And a reminder about our meeting tonight - details at https://camdencyclists.org.uk/events/members-meeting-2021-08-16/

Dr Marta Krawiec: TWO protest rides

Dr Marta Krawiec's death last week at a known blackspot in Holborn has angered cycle users - and medics, too, across London. We've had enough of losing loved ones. We don't want to keep having to do this, especially not in Holborn. The two protests are well-spaced to keep momentum going, and it's not an either/or - do join both if you can. 

Protest ride 1: Friday 20 August, start 5.30pm

We're pleased to support Stop Killing Cyclists for this ride, which will include die-ins. Details on the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/events/180077344072270/

Protest ride 2: Wednesday 8 September, time tbc

Led by LCC, this will include a short (but very slow) ride around some of the worst junctions in the vicinity of Holborn. Please put it down for early evening for now, and we'll share more information next week. 

#DangerousJunctions petition - still open

Please sign and share the petition if you can.

https://www.lcc.org.uk/campaigns/junctions-action/

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Regards

John



Re: Camden monthly Meeting draft agenda (16 Aug 2021)

Steven Edwards
 

Thanks Ema, (and also Berwyn-
I hadn’t heard about the collision on England’s Lane).

I agree with George re spending much of the meeting on
item 4 but suggest this could be directly linked with item 6 (Camden’s Ambition) which will also require further meetings & discussion.

Re: 4. SKC have a Die-In (for Dr Marta Krawiec) planned for the 20th: I’ll be making a short speech
(which will be focussed on Camden’s progress rather than failings, but still calling for broad action from all councils in accordance with:

• the deterioration of motorist behaviour & ongoing promotion of car-as-default leading to unacceptable traffic volumes
• the latest IPCC and demands against the backdrop of the earlier than predicted climate events..

(I’ve just now seen confirmation that LCC will be supporting: SKC will be supporting LCC’s ride in September)

Re: 6. (Ambition) While CCC acts in accordance with what is politically feasible (and thankful for some enlightened councillors & officers), I would repeat my argument for an increase in our demand, proportionate to the two key points above:

• the threat from rising levels of motor traffic &
drop in basic driving standards 

• the threat from irreversible, and *spiralling*, climate breakdown (still largely dismissed by most media agencies).

I suggest an acknowledgement (without call for NVDA unless you feel so inclined) of  XR’s theme of ‘Impossible Rebellion’, due shortly, and eh September, Parents For A Future uprising slogan: Be Scientifically Realistic.
Demand the Politically Impossible.

The tangled current political mess offers conflicting positive & negative voices, from both Labour & Conservatives, impacting funding allocated to both Sadiq Khan and Camden.

So, for cycling & walking to be *actually* prioritised across the borough we should now demand the ‘impossible’ (!)

(The consequences of failing to act appropriately are not good. Our trajectory is currently for 3ºC above pre-industrial temps).

The new IPCC report, like the TDP (Transport Decarbonisation Plan), requires a shift in ambition locally and nationally.

XR Roads Rebellion is assisting with action to defeat the government’s planned £27.4 billion new roads programme (ultimately £90 billion to 2035) that goes hand-in-hand with the govt/media mantra of “EV sales & economic growth”.

This is essential to halt the car culture habit leading to excessive demand for access across our borough and capital (amounting to literally billions of miles driven in just London, per year)

Note) Transport emissions = highest sector
(surface) transport = highest %)
Transport emissions = the only sector where emissions are still growing

So I suggest considering what’s needed for Camden to be more like Utrecht or Paris an to *actually*

Prioritise cycling (and public transport)
Disincentivise car ownership, usage and storage

Some suggestions
(that Camden should support even if not covered in their remit):

1) Full roll-out of LTNs across Camden

2) Car-As-Guest policy: 9mph speeds on side roads

3) 20mph enforcement borough-wide

4) Expansion and rapid implementation of (light seg) cycle lanes
on ALL main routes (contra-flow on all routes)

5) Direct/priority (as per new HC rules - tbc Sep) right of way across junctions for pedestrians and cyclists - demarcated with lines/paint & also extending pavement across the junction maintaining the same height from the road
(as in PoW Rd)

6) Removal of car-parking from main routes.

7) Reduction of subsidy for car parking (subsidised car storage)

8) Toll roads at boundary entrances

9) Camden to support smarter/per-mile road pricing to M25 boundary

10) Camden to demand cancellation of Silvertown &
reallocation of funds to TfL active/public transport 

11) Greening of streets as flood mitigation (depaving)

12) Removal of all pavement parking (e.g. Gospel Oak, Chetwynd etc)

13) Scrappage scheme - cars for (e)bikes (&/or subsidised bus/tube/train travel)

14) Reduction/removal of short term (covid) & long term school car parking

Supporting articles:

🔴 Are councils’ plans for local road schemes compatible with the declaration of a climate emergency?

 Professor John Whitelegg was appointed FIT Senior Fellow in 2020.


🔴 Scrap Silvertown Tunnel project and divert resources to mobility solutions that tackle climate changeJohn Whitelegg Foundation for Integrated Transport 12/8/21https://www.transportxtra.com/publications/local-transport-today/comment/69402/scrap-silvertown-tunnel-project--and-divert-resources-to-mobility-solutions-that-tackle-climate-change


🔴 Britons back investment for better cycling routes and bus services over roads.. Lockdown strengthens public backing 24/7/20 https://inews.co.uk/news/environment/britons-back-investment-cycling-routes-bus-services-green-poll-562080


🔴 Over half of all Brits considering buying an e-bike, study finds: July 2021https://www.cyclingweekly.com/products/over-half-of-all-brits-considering-buying-an-e-bike-study-finds


🔴 The UK's feral roads deter cycling – we need enforcement, not calls for respect..Our public space is increasingly out of reach for all but the fit, the brave, and those in motor vehicles: Laura Laker  9 May 2019https://www.theguardian.com/environment/bike-blog/2019/may/09/the-uks-feral-roads-deter-cycling-we-need-enforcement-not-calls-for-respect



🔴 Cycling levels up by up to 300% during UK’s lockdown:  5 June, 2020 Mark Sutton

https://cyclingindustry.news/cycling-levels-up-by-up-to-300-during-uks-lockdown/



🔴 Removing the Netherlands’ ubiquitous tiles from front gardens is part of a broader initiative to expand green space in several cities.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-01-05/how-dutch-cities-are-creating-more-green-space


🔴 Motor City Of Birmingham To Throttle Short Car Journeys: Carlton Reid 27/7/ 2021


🔴 Don’t Despair Over Climate Report’s Horrors, There Are Fixes — But Electric Cars Not One Of Them: Carlton Reid


🔴 Phil Goodwin and Jillian Anable discuss the role of transport decarbonisation in addressing the impacts of climate change  10 August 2021


Two examples of consequences from rat running:

Swains Lane (2020)
 



Woodsome Road this week
 


On 12 Aug 2021, at 10:49, Ema Arvati via groups.io <emanuela.arvati@...> wrote:

Hello all,

Our next monthly meeting is next Monday 16th August from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. 

Please see drafted agenda below:

1.  color:#333333">Introductions
3.  color:#333333">Matters arising from the minutes
4.  color:#333333">Fatality at Holborn
5.  color:#333333">Response to ongoing consultations
6.  color:#333333">Increasing Camden’s ambition (new/revised targets for 2022 cycling action plan)
7.  TFL penalty charging (e.g. fines for parking in Red Routes)color:#073763"> visit our consultation page

8.  color:#333333">AoB

Please let me know by tomorrow morning if you would like to add anything else. I aim to send the log in details and final agenda at around 11am tomorrow.

Kind Regards
Ema



Re: Agenda procedure

George Coulouris
 


On 13 Aug 2021, at 14:53, Jean Dollimore <jean@...> wrote:

I will try to say something more interesting on Twitter e.g. 

Our agenda will include 
- the dangerous Holborn junctions and remedies for them including the proposed Clerkenwell bus and cycle boulevard 
- what we want to see in the updated Camden Transport Plan due next year. 

Let’s do the same on CamdenCyclists@groups.io .

For the item on our media, I will give a brief overview of the different channels I listed in the agenda item.

G.



CCC monthly meeting agenda and link

Ema Arvati
 

Dear all,


Please find below the agenda and log in details for our monthly meeting next Monday the 16th at 19.30.


Agenda:


1) Introductions

2) Minutes of the July meeting. https://camdencyclists.org.uk/2021/07/ccc-meeting-minutes-19th-july-2021/

3) Matters arising from the minutes

4) Fatality at Holborn & other junctions

5) Response to ongoing consultations

6) Increasing Camden’s ambition (new/revised targets for 2022 cycling action plan)

7) TFL penalty charging (e.g. fines for parking in Red Routes) visit our consultation page

8) How we can encourage Camden Council to allow reporting bike lanes blockages on line

9) Our group media channels and their uses and potential rationalisations

10) AoB


Log in details:

color:#333333">ID 966-2634-1261, password 656179, link: https://zoom.us/j/96626341261?pwd=MkpKb1gvLzdIeFpNbndGd05zeU1XZz09

Minutes: Paul A

See you all next week.


Ema



Car blocking cycle lane Royal College Street

Luke Pearson
 

Hello everyone

I noticed an incident of people using the bike line as a parking spot, as I was walking rather than cycling I took a photo ( he was blocking the cycling Lane on double yellow lines. I am aware that he is in the loading bay but at the time I took the photo he was not loading anything into his van he was just sitting in his van with his warning lights flashing.
From Luke



Sent from Luke Pearson's IPhone

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