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Re: Millfield Lane Safe and Healthy Streets consultation

Jean Dollimore
 

Just a reminder that the deadline for the Millfield Lane consultation is on 7th November.

I have attached our draft response - you’ll se we are planing to oppose making Merton Lane one way because we don’t want all that extra northbound traffic on Millfield Lane. 

Please do find time to send in a reply.

Jean






On 18 Oct 2021, at 16:07, John Chamberlain <john@...> wrote:

I agree about Millfield Lane. 

Regarding Merton Lane, one could argue that because it provides access to the quite large numbers of properties in Fitzroy Park and Merton Lane, including West Hill Park, it might not be such a good idea to force all motor vehicles including bin lorries  to approach via Millfield Lane which is narrow and heavily used by pedestrians and cyclists.

 
John 
 
On 18/10/21 15:41, Jean Dollimore wrote:
In case you are interested, Camden is consulting on making permanent the the one-way for motors ruling that they put in last summer. If you’ve been that way on a bike you’ll have noticed how much better is it without any motor traffic coming down the hill. So it’s worth supporting.

https://consultations.wearecamden.org/supporting-communities/millfield-lane/

They are also asking whether people want to make Merton Lane one way eastbound for motor vehicles. I find it hard to decide…

Any opinions?

Jean


Re: Discussion with Adam Harrison - our new map showing protected cycle routes and Safe & Healthy Neighbourhoods

Elena Moynihan
 

Hi Jean,

firstly, what wonderful work and thank you very much for taking the time and patience to do this:  you put into graph and data what we are all thinking and I am sure I speak for most in saying that it's really appreciated !

I agree that the time really has come to push these scheme forward more quickly: selfishly I am particularly interested in your two bright green routes as they deliver a much needed segregated route to the North of the Borough, but they are all great.  Hampstead and Belsize are a nightmare of traffic, with the humongous school run.

It is very disappointing that the black route is stalled, however, I have a dim recollection that it was about the Finchley Road:  also in recent months I received a consultation about bike lanes in Richmond Park, and in that the Royal Parks did state an intent to reduce traffic in the parks, so perhaps the scheme could be resurrected as just the Outer Circle ?  That, coupled with the excellent suggestion somebody raised at the meeting about blocking car entrance through the gates, would be a huge step forward in making the Regent's Park much safer and pleasanter for cyclist , scooterists (is that a word? ) and pedestrians.

I like the renaming of LTN idea too. 

Thanks!
Elena


On Sun, 31 Oct 2021 at 16:05, Jean Dollimore <jean@...> wrote:
As Camden are currently upgrading their Transport Strategy, we want to encourage them to have some ambitious targets for protected cycle routes and Safe & Healthy Neighbourhoods (AKA LTNs).

In the 2019 Transport Strategy, Camden included a map of their proposed borough-wide network of primary cycle routes (protected) and secondary routes with some targets. Thanks to the recent StreetSpace funding, Camden is well ahead of those targets so needs to revise them. 

This time we want to encourage them to have targets for Safe & Healthy Neighbourhoods (SHNs) as well. We have illustrated this on the map at https://maphub.net/CamdenCyclists/CSstreets
The map shows the primary and secondary cycle routes that should be completed by 2030 and the SHNs filling in the gaps between them.

The built primary routes are blue and recent SHNs are light blue (with historical ones such as Primrose Hill in purple). The turquoise areas are what we think would be suitable SHN targets for building by 2030 - which could be achieved by working at a rate of ~100 hectares each year as they have done in 2020 and will have done in 2021.

You can use the ‘closed eye’ toggles to show post 2030 targets and some other areas that don’t appear to need any filtering. 

It would be interesting to hear what people think of these suggested targets and strategy.

Jean




On 31 Oct 2021, at 11:30, Jean Dollimore <jean@...> wrote:

If you joined our Zoom meeting on Monday, you will have heard the discussion with Adam Harrison. If you missed it, here’s a summary


You will see that while Camden calls them Safer and Healthy Streets we are calling them Safe & Healthy Neighbourhoods – a name that we think retains the idea of safety and health, yet distinguishes areas from roads.

 Jean


Discussion with Adam Harrison - our new map showing protected cycle routes and Safe & Healthy Neighbourhoods

Jean Dollimore
 

As Camden are currently upgrading their Transport Strategy, we want to encourage them to have some ambitious targets for protected cycle routes and Safe & Healthy Neighbourhoods (AKA LTNs).

In the 2019 Transport Strategy, Camden included a map of their proposed borough-wide network of primary cycle routes (protected) and secondary routes with some targets. Thanks to the recent StreetSpace funding, Camden is well ahead of those targets so needs to revise them. 

This time we want to encourage them to have targets for Safe & Healthy Neighbourhoods (SHNs) as well. We have illustrated this on the map at https://maphub.net/CamdenCyclists/CSstreets
The map shows the primary and secondary cycle routes that should be completed by 2030 and the SHNs filling in the gaps between them.

The built primary routes are blue and recent SHNs are light blue (with historical ones such as Primrose Hill in purple). The turquoise areas are what we think would be suitable SHN targets for building by 2030 - which could be achieved by working at a rate of ~100 hectares each year as they have done in 2020 and will have done in 2021.

You can use the ‘closed eye’ toggles to show post 2030 targets and some other areas that don’t appear to need any filtering. 

It would be interesting to hear what people think of these suggested targets and strategy.

Jean




On 31 Oct 2021, at 11:30, Jean Dollimore <jean@...> wrote:

If you joined our Zoom meeting on Monday, you will have heard the discussion with Adam Harrison. If you missed it, here’s a summary


You will see that while Camden calls them Safer and Healthy Streets we are calling them Safe & Healthy Neighbourhoods – a name that we think retains the idea of safety and health, yet distinguishes areas from roads.

 Jean


Re: [NewsFromElswhere] round-up - LTNs, ARNs. SHNs. Discussion with Adam Harrison

Tony Raven
 

It maybe needs a “for all” on the end - Safe and Healthy Neighbourhoods for All - to emphasis that it needs to be inclusive, not just for the few (in cars).

-- 
Tony

Apologies for any typos; sent from my iPad

On 31 Oct 2021, at 11:30, Jean Dollimore <jean@...> wrote:


Here’s a quote from Steven’s latest ‘News from Elsewhere"


On 31 Oct 2021, at 01:24, Steven Edwards <stevenaedw@...> wrote:

I dislike the term “Low Traffic Neighbourhood”. It’s inaccurate – @ActiveTravelNet Twitter

October 31, 2021 By Steven Edwards 
Active Travel Neighbourhoods @ActiveTravelNet
I dislike the term “Low Traffic Neighbourhood”. It’s inaccurate. Walking & Cycling are forms of traffic and, ideally, we want to see them increase. The optimum is a higher volume of walking & cycling traffic. A high traffic neighbourhood of active travel. An ATN

If you joined our Zoom meeting on Monday, you will have heard the discussion with Adam Harrison. If you missed it, here’s a summary


You will see that while Camden calls them Safer and Healthy Streets we are calling them Safe & Healthy Neighbourhoods – a name that we think retains the idea of safety and health, yet distinguishes areas from roads.

 Jean


Re: [NewsFromElswhere] round-up - LTNs, ARNs. SHNs. Discussion with Adam Harrison

Martin Nelson
 

Such a obvious terminology improvement, Stephen, hiding in plain sight. Brilliant.

 

I dislike the term “Low Traffic Neighbourhood”. It’s inaccurate – @ActiveTravelNet Twitter

October 31, 2021 By Steven Edwards 
Active Travel Neighbourhoods @ActiveTravelNet
I dislike the term “Low Traffic Neighbourhood”. It’s inaccurate. Walking & Cycling are forms of traffic and, ideally, we want to see them increase. The optimum is a higher volume of walking & cycling traffic. A high traffic neighbourhood of active travel. An ATN

Martin

PS: my pre-COP post might interest (if I may piggy-back), startle even:

https://martinnelson.co.uk/equinox/cop-26-a-timely-personal-perspective/

 

Martin

 

 

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Re: [NewsFromElswhere] round-up - LTNs, ARNs. SHNs. Discussion with Adam Harrison

Jean Dollimore
 


Here’s a quote from Steven’s latest ‘News from Elsewhere"


On 31 Oct 2021, at 01:24, Steven Edwards <stevenaedw@...> wrote:

I dislike the term “Low Traffic Neighbourhood”. It’s inaccurate – @ActiveTravelNet Twitter

October 31, 2021 By Steven Edwards 
Active Travel Neighbourhoods @ActiveTravelNet
I dislike the term “Low Traffic Neighbourhood”. It’s inaccurate. Walking & Cycling are forms of traffic and, ideally, we want to see them increase. The optimum is a higher volume of walking & cycling traffic. A high traffic neighbourhood of active travel. An ATN

If you joined our Zoom meeting on Monday, you will have heard the discussion with Adam Harrison. If you missed it, here’s a summary


You will see that while Camden calls them Safer and Healthy Streets we are calling them Safe & Healthy Neighbourhoods – a name that we think retains the idea of safety and health, yet distinguishes areas from roads.

 Jean


Congratulations to Eugene on his article

paulbraithwaite
 

Yes….

Well written Eugene…

and…

Well said Jean!

KR,

Paul Braithwaite 

On 30 Oct 2021, at 11:19, Jean Dollimore <jean@...> wrote:



Have a read here:


https://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/traffic/eugene-regis-cycle-infrastructure-8435856



(Pity about all the advertising breaking it up).


Jean


Congratulations to Eugene on his article in the Ham and High

Jean Dollimore
 

Have a read here:


https://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/traffic/eugene-regis-cycle-infrastructure-8435856



(Pity about all the advertising breaking it up).


Jean


Search for: iPhone, speaking, navigating system, powered by CycleStreets - update

richendawalford
 

Some months back I asked here for help finding an iPhone, speaking, navigating system, powered by CycleStreets.  Many people offered suggestions - for which many thanks.  I could not find anything which met the spec (unless I changed my phone to Android) but largely solved my problem by attaching my phone to the handlebars so I can navigate visually, but with a quick glance, rather than having to drag the phone out a pocket or the front bag. This works really well.

Recently George has drawn my attention to CityMapper which now has a speaking navigating system which George thinks is powered by CycleStreets.  I've got to try that.  George has also recommended cycle.travel which (I'm not sure) may not be available on a phone.  But on the computer it is excellent - rapidly responding to me tweaking the route.


Today ••• 9 Black History Landmarks Ride, Sun, Oct 24, 2021 at 10:00 AM | Eventbrite

Steven Edwards
 

9 Black History Landmarks Ride

Revisiting a guide and discussion by historian Tony Warner as part of his Black History Walks and The Southbank Centre's Africa Utopia of 2017, we follow a route that takes us around 9 important London Black History landmarks and we learn some of the history surrounding them and the events they recall.

Heading through Brixton, up to the City of London and around the West End, we end up back in Notting Hill, before ending to our starting point.

Departure is from Brook Green, Hammersmith W6 7BD. We meet by the tennis courts next to Dunsanny Road. Please arrive by 9:45 as we will depart at 10:00.

This ride is further than the Sunday Easy Rides. The pace is not sporty but the overall distance may be around 25-30 miles. Please ensure you are comfortable with this level of exertion.

We recommend you bring bicycle lights in case it gets dark on the way home.

This ride is being put on by Hammersmith & Fulham Cyclists which is part of the London Cycling Campaign

Please do not turn up to this event if you are displaying symptoms of Covid-19. The safety of our volunteers and participants is key to us.

We may contact you after the ride to ask you about your experiences and will let you know more ways to sign up to information from the London Cycling Campaign.

If you book onto this ride and find you are unable to attend

PLEASE TEXT 07975612368 to inform us so we do not have to look for you. 



Barcelona Bicibús

Tony Raven
 

An inspiring story of how things can change in just a month


-- 
Tony

Apologies for any typos; sent from my iPad


Re: Monthly meeting on Monday 25th October

Simon Pearson
 

Paul

 

49,000 daily cases, 179 deaths.  I’m happy to meet by zoom.

 

Simon

 

From: main@camdencyclists.groups.io [mailto:main@camdencyclists.groups.io] On Behalf Of paulbraithwaite via groups.io
Sent: 20 October 2021 16:26
To: main@camdencyclists.groups.io
Subject: [camdencyclists] Monthly meeting on Monday 25th October

 

Why is the monthly meeting still held on Zoom, please?

 

Surely, it’s time to get back to normal.

 

Paul Braithwaite

 

PS. A very happy birthday to Jean on this coming  Friday.



On 20 Oct 2021, at 16:15, Ema Arvati via groups.io <emanuela.arvati@...> wrote:



Dear all,

 

This is a reminder that on Monday the 25th October at 7.30pm we have our monthly meeting.

 

This month Adam Harrison, Camden Cabinet Member for a sustainable Camden, will join us. The meeting will focus on the changes we want to see when Camden update the Transport Strategy next year, in the context of the Climate Emergency, LCC’s Climate Safe Streets campaign and the local elections. We’ll be putting our ‘asks’ to him and also getting his thoughts on Active Travel in Camden. There will be time for questions.

The Zoom meeting ID is 96626341261 with password 656179 and a link to the meeting is here.

 

Everyone interested in cycling in Camden is welcome - please could you make sure you are identifiable, i.e. have a recognisable screen name.

 

The agenda for Monday’s meeting is:

 

1 - Introductions

2 - Minutes of the August meeting

3 - Matters arising from the minutes

4 - Welcome to Adam Harrison (Camden cabinet member for a sustainable Camden)

5 - Transport Strategy updates 2022

6 - Discussion on experiences from people who gave out cards on York way, Prince of Wales road, Chalk farm road, and lessons for the future

7 - Discussion on going back to face to face meetings

8 - AoB

 

Chair: John Chamberlain

Minutes: George Coulouris

 

Hope to see you next week.


Ema 🚲😃💻


Monthly meeting on Monday 25th October

paulbraithwaite
 

Why is the monthly meeting still held on Zoom, please?

Surely, it’s time to get back to normal.

Paul Braithwaite

PS. A very happy birthday to Jean on this coming  Friday.


On 20 Oct 2021, at 16:15, Ema Arvati via groups.io <emanuela.arvati@...> wrote:



Dear all,


This is a reminder that on Monday the 25th October at 7.30pm we have our monthly meeting.


This month Adam Harrison, Camden Cabinet Member for a sustainable Camden, will join us. The meeting will focus on the changes we want to see when Camden update the Transport Strategy next year, in the context of the Climate Emergency, LCC’s Climate Safe Streets campaign and the local elections. We’ll be putting our ‘asks’ to him and also getting his thoughts on Active Travel in Camden. There will be time for questions.

The Zoom meeting ID is 96626341261 with password 656179 and a link to the meeting is here.


Everyone interested in cycling in Camden is welcome - please could you make sure you are identifiable, i.e. have a recognisable screen name.


The agenda for Monday’s meeting is:


1 - Introductions

2 - Minutes of the August meeting

3 - Matters arising from the minutes

4 - Welcome to Adam Harrison (Camden cabinet member for a sustainable Camden)

5 - Transport Strategy updates 2022

6 - Discussion on experiences from people who gave out cards on York way, Prince of Wales road, Chalk farm road, and lessons for the future

7 - Discussion on going back to face to face meetings

8 - AoB


Chair: John Chamberlain

Minutes: George Coulouris


Hope to see you next week.


Ema 🚲😃💻


Monthly meeting on Monday 25th October

Ema Arvati
 

Dear all,


This is a reminder that on Monday the 25th October at 7.30pm we have our monthly meeting.


This month Adam Harrison, Camden Cabinet Member for a sustainable Camden, will join us. The meeting will focus on the changes we want to see when Camden update the Transport Strategy next year, in the context of the Climate Emergency, LCC’s Climate Safe Streets campaign and the local elections. We’ll be putting our ‘asks’ to him and also getting his thoughts on Active Travel in Camden. There will be time for questions.

The Zoom meeting ID is 96626341261 with password 656179 and a link to the meeting is here.


Everyone interested in cycling in Camden is welcome - please could you make sure you are identifiable, i.e. have a recognisable screen name.


The agenda for Monday’s meeting is:


1 - Introductions

2 - Minutes of the August meeting

3 - Matters arising from the minutes

4 - Welcome to Adam Harrison (Camden cabinet member for a sustainable Camden)

5 - Transport Strategy updates 2022

6 - Discussion on experiences from people who gave out cards on York way, Prince of Wales road, Chalk farm road, and lessons for the future

7 - Discussion on going back to face to face meetings

8 - AoB


Chair: John Chamberlain

Minutes: George Coulouris


Hope to see you next week.


Ema 🚲😃💻


Highgate Road Bus lanes

Jean Dollimore
 

Camden is now consulting on making permanent the full time bus lanes that were put on Highgate Road last year.

If you would like to support these proposals, the consultation is here:


I will be sending in a response from CCC on 12th November based on suggestions on this mailing list or on CycleScape at this thread:
 


Jean


Re: Millfield Lane Safe and Healthy Streets consultation

John Chamberlain
 

I agree about Millfield Lane.

Regarding Merton Lane, one could argue that because it provides access to the quite large numbers of properties in Fitzroy Park and Merton Lane, including West Hill Park, it might not be such a good idea to force all motor vehicles including bin lorries  to approach via Millfield Lane which is narrow and heavily used by pedestrians and cyclists.

 

John

 

On 18/10/21 15:41, Jean Dollimore wrote:
In case you are interested, Camden is consulting on making permanent the the one-way for motors ruling that they put in last summer. If you’ve been that way on a bike you’ll have noticed how much better is it without any motor traffic coming down the hill. So it’s worth supporting.

https://consultations.wearecamden.org/supporting-communities/millfield-lane/

They are also asking whether people want to make Merton Lane one way eastbound for motor vehicles. I find it hard to decide…

Any opinions?

Jean


Millfield Lane Safe and Healthy Streets consultation

Jean Dollimore
 

In case you are interested, Camden is consulting on making permanent the the one-way for motors ruling that they put in last summer. If you’ve been that way on a bike you’ll have noticed how much better is it without any motor traffic coming down the hill. So it’s worth supporting.

https://consultations.wearecamden.org/supporting-communities/millfield-lane/

They are also asking whether people want to make Merton Lane one way eastbound for motor vehicles. I find it hard to decide…

Any opinions?

Jean


Re: Last day to support Camden's proposals to make permanent to cycle lanes on Prince of Wales Road

Jean Dollimore
 

Our response is here:


But if you don’t want to read that the you could mention one of the following:

- the shared use bus boarder opposite Crogsland Road is an impediment to anyone turning right into the cycle track or turning right out of it.

- need a 2m wide feeder lane on the EB approach to Malden Road

- it’s hard turning right at the Malden Road junction

Jean

On 13 Oct 2021, at 13:48, Mustafa Arif <mustafa@...> wrote:

Thank you for the prompt - in making the cycle lanes permanent, are there any improvements we wish to see that you would like us to mention?

On Wed, 13 Oct 2021 at 09:34, Jean Dollimore <jean@...> wrote:
If you haven’t yet filled in the response form for the consultation on the Pop-up cycle lanes on Prince of Wales Road then please do so now.

The response form is here:


Deadline TODAY

The details on the proposals are here:


Jean




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Re: Last day to support Camden's proposals to make permanent to cycle lanes on Prince of Wales Road

Mustafa Arif
 

Thank you for the prompt - in making the cycle lanes permanent, are there any improvements we wish to see that you would like us to mention?


On Wed, 13 Oct 2021 at 09:34, Jean Dollimore <jean@...> wrote:
If you haven’t yet filled in the response form for the consultation on the Pop-up cycle lanes on Prince of Wales Road then please do so now.

The response form is here:


Deadline TODAY

The details on the proposals are here:


Jean



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Mustafa Arif | http://mustafa.arif.me.uk | Tel. +44 7966 924 728


Re: Last day to support Camden's proposals to make permanent to cycle lanes on Prince of Wales Road

Berwyn Rutherford
 

Did it last week 
Berwyn


From: main@camdencyclists.groups.io <main@camdencyclists.groups.io> on behalf of Meade McCloughan <meademcc@...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 9:47:44 AM
To: main@camdencyclists.groups.io <main@camdencyclists.groups.io>; 'CCC' <CamdenCyclists@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [camdencyclists] Last day to support Camden's proposals to make permanent to cycle lanes on Prince of Wales Road
 

Thanks for the reminder, Jean – have just done so!

 

Meade

 

From: main@camdencyclists.groups.io <main@camdencyclists.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jean Dollimore
Sent: 13 October 2021 09:34
To: CCC <CamdenCyclists@groups.io>
Subject: [camdencyclists] Last day to support Camden's proposals to make permanent to cycle lanes on Prince of Wales Road

 

If you haven’t yet filled in the response form for the consultation on the Pop-up cycle lanes on Prince of Wales Road then please do so now.

 

The response form is here:

 

 

Deadline TODAY

 

The details on the proposals are here:

 

 

Jean

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