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Re: Fancy a go on a Cargo bike?

Travis Nelson
 

Thanks for the invite! I created a short video about our visit. I've uploaded it to a few places, so pick your poison if you like:

Travis (& Sigrid)


Re: Consultation to make permanent the poorly designed Streatery on Belsize Terrace

James Brander
 

Technically, that area is still highway, like the site of Swiss Cottage Market and the bit at the top end of Ossulston St where the school tried to stop us cycling through during the closure of Somerstown Route.
So, the village area should be safeguarded to allow return to highway use.
James

On Mon, 17 Jan 2022, 16:51 Richard Fletcher, <rickyfletch@...> wrote:
Dear All. 

The only restaurant using the space is Roni’s. Initially when first introduced with the pandemic other restaurants tried it. Now they have table licenses to put tables outside their restaurants where there is demand. These restaurants discovered that insurance was needed to carry food over the street, Belsize Lane, and so for these reasons do not use the Terrace

The Streatery license is just for the tables covering the public open space on the Terrace, not the table licenses outside the restaurants

The principle objection is that the Streatery is using ALL of the public open space on the Terrace.  Camden is not proposing to use Belsize Lane or take away parking, it is proposing to take away all the available public open space and privatise it. 

I am not asking you to object to tables outside the restaurants, as every food outlet has tables and chairs on the pavement, and so they should. 

What I am saying is there should be a compromise.  LB Camden should be turning over the design of Belsize Terrace to a street-design professional where the design can include a Streatery and public open space.

Richard



On 17 Jan 2022, at 16:18, Elena <elena.moynihan@...> wrote:

The application mentions seven local restaurants and food outlets- with different number of tables at different hours of day ( 14, 34 and 40 tables as the day progresses).

Roni isn't really a dinner place, so I guess the 40 evening tables would be for other outlets ?

Pretty much every food outlet has tables and chairs outside on the pavement now ...



On Mon, 17 Jan 2022 at 15:41, Stefano Bertolotto via groups.io <stefano_bertolotto=yahoo.it@groups.io> wrote:
Hello,

Are you sure this would only be for Roni’s? At the moment it was used by 6 or 7 venues in the area and the application shows a big number of tables which I’m surprised would a go to Ronis? Can’t find much on this in the application, though it says Calici would store the tables.

Thanks
Stefano







For sale: Woman’s much-loved custom-built Chas Roberts

paulbraithwaite
 


From Paul Braithwaite:  

My partner wishes to dispose of her lovely yellow hand-built Chas Roberts touring bike, as she no longer cycles.  It would suit a small lady (she’s 5 foot 2 inches).  It has Reynolds 725 tubing and 26 inch wheels.  Shimano Deore XT groupset (tripple ring) with STI levers.  Two bottle cages, an elegant rack and a Brooks saddle.

Offering it first to CCC members.  Asking £650.  Inspect in Kentish Town.  Free matching yellow ladies Giro helmet!

Please do NOT reply to this email, which is the CCC’s full circulation, but to my personal email at: paulbraithwaite@...  
Thank you.


Re: Consultation to make permanent the poorly designed Streatery on Belsize Terrace

Richard Fletcher
 

Dear All. 

The only restaurant using the space is Roni’s. Initially when first introduced with the pandemic other restaurants tried it. Now they have table licenses to put tables outside their restaurants where there is demand. These restaurants discovered that insurance was needed to carry food over the street, Belsize Lane, and so for these reasons do not use the Terrace

The Streatery license is just for the tables covering the public open space on the Terrace, not the table licenses outside the restaurants

The principle objection is that the Streatery is using ALL of the public open space on the Terrace.  Camden is not proposing to use Belsize Lane or take away parking, it is proposing to take away all the available public open space and privatise it. 

I am not asking you to object to tables outside the restaurants, as every food outlet has tables and chairs on the pavement, and so they should. 

What I am saying is there should be a compromise.  LB Camden should be turning over the design of Belsize Terrace to a street-design professional where the design can include a Streatery and public open space.

Richard



On 17 Jan 2022, at 16:18, Elena <elena.moynihan@...> wrote:

The application mentions seven local restaurants and food outlets- with different number of tables at different hours of day ( 14, 34 and 40 tables as the day progresses).

Roni isn't really a dinner place, so I guess the 40 evening tables would be for other outlets ?

Pretty much every food outlet has tables and chairs outside on the pavement now ...



On Mon, 17 Jan 2022 at 15:41, Stefano Bertolotto via groups.io <stefano_bertolotto=yahoo.it@groups.io> wrote:
Hello,

Are you sure this would only be for Roni’s? At the moment it was used by 6 or 7 venues in the area and the application shows a big number of tables which I’m surprised would a go to Ronis? Can’t find much on this in the application, though it says Calici would store the tables.

Thanks
Stefano







Re: Consultation to make permanent the poorly designed Streatery on Belsize Terrace

Elena Moynihan
 

The application mentions seven local restaurants and food outlets- with different number of tables at different hours of day ( 14, 34 and 40 tables as the day progresses).

Roni isn't really a dinner place, so I guess the 40 evening tables would be for other outlets ?

Pretty much every food outlet has tables and chairs outside on the pavement now ...



On Mon, 17 Jan 2022 at 15:41, Stefano Bertolotto via groups.io <stefano_bertolotto=yahoo.it@groups.io> wrote:
Hello,

Are you sure this would only be for Roni’s? At the moment it was used by 6 or 7 venues in the area and the application shows a big number of tables which I’m surprised would a go to Ronis? Can’t find much on this in the application, though it says Calici would store the tables.

Thanks
Stefano






Re: Consultation to make permanent the poorly designed Streatery on Belsize Terrace

Stefano Bertolotto
 

Hello,

Are you sure this would only be for Roni’s? At the moment it was used by 6 or 7 venues in the area and the application shows a big number of tables which I’m surprised would a go to Ronis? Can’t find much on this in the application, though it says Calici would store the tables.

Thanks
Stefano


Consultation to make permanent the poorly designed Streatery on Belsize Terrace

Richard Fletcher
 

Hello All. 

This is slightly off topic, but falls within our remit, I think, to build a better Living Street environment

LB Camden is consulting with everyone on its proposal to make the Streatery on Belsize Terrace, currently under a temporary license, permanent. 

Many residents and others are OBJECTING as the current Streatery design takes away ALL the public open space formerly used by residents, children etc.. And to make matters worse the takeover is by ONE restaurant, Roni’s. All restaurants in Belsize Village have table licenses outside their premises; these tables are popular places to dine, and these restaurants have no need or want to use the Terrace, other than Roni’s. 

Further, the public benches have been repositioned to face the Streatery facing north, and act as a barrier, so entering the area one feels like one is trespassing. The planters on the Terrace use up a considerable amount of space . What is left for the public is the right of way, the bike parking and the bin and refuse area. It’s a design shambles, basically. The space for bike parking is inadequate, a shambles.

A compromise is possible where adequate public space is restored and where sufficient space is available for the Streatery, (such as limiting the Streatery and the tables to a line outside Roni’s, with a repositioning of the public benches and putting the planters onto Belsize Lane, taking out some parking).  LB Camden should be turning over the design of the Terrace to a street-design professional where the needs of all users can be met.

If approved as it stands it would be a classic case of individual private profit at public expense. 

The consultation runs until 21/01/22 which is this Friday and is open to anyone.

You can find the link on


and go to Belsize Streatery, and if so minded please OBJECT.  Under “ other" please suggest that a compromise solution is possible which would facilitate the Steatery on Belsize Terrace AND retaining public open space to be used by residents, visitors and children.  Please suggest that LB Camden should be turning over the design of Belsize Terrace to a street-design professional where the needs of all users can be met.

Alternatively/additionally your comments can be made directly to the licensing authority


Thank you for your help!


Richard

Be realistic, believe in miracles.



Re: Fancy a go on a Cargo bike?

Elena Moynihan
 

Sounds fun ! Send me details please !!


On Thu, 13 Jan 2022, 19:04 Steve Prowse, <steve.prowse@...> wrote:
Tomorrow (Fri 14th Jan) at 2pm in Kings Cross.
Sorry for the short notice, I only just got notified. 
CCC will be promoting the Camden cargo bike trial scheme. There will be several different cargo bikes to have a quick spin on. 
The CNJ will be there, so it is a bit of a photo opportunity. 
If you can make it, please SMS/WhatsApp me on 07779 145478 and I will give you the exact location. 
All the best
Steve


Fancy a go on a Cargo bike?

Steve Prowse
 

Tomorrow (Fri 14th Jan) at 2pm in Kings Cross.
Sorry for the short notice, I only just got notified. 
CCC will be promoting the Camden cargo bike trial scheme. There will be several different cargo bikes to have a quick spin on. 
The CNJ will be there, so it is a bit of a photo opportunity. 
If you can make it, please SMS/WhatsApp me on 07779 145478 and I will give you the exact location. 
All the best
Steve


CCC monthly meeting 17 January 2022

Ema Arvati
 

Dear all,


Please find below the agenda and log in details for our monthly meeting next Monday the 17th January at 19.30.


1) Introductions

2) Minutes of the December meeting https://camdencyclists.org.uk/2022/01/ccc-meeting-minutes-20-december-2021/

3) Matters arising from the minutes

4) CSS champion update

5) Highway code changes due this month https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1041273/the-highway-code-alteration-to-the-highway-code.pdf

6) Cycle burst on the Heath initiative

7) AoB


Log in details:


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


Minutes: Steve P


Hope to you see next week


Ema


Camden cyclists December meeting minutes

Ema Arvati
 

Hello all,


Please note, that next Monday is our next Camden cyclists meeting. I will send an agenda and log in details tomorrow.


If you would like to read what we discussed at the last meeting in December, the minutes are now on the website.


https://camdencyclists.org.uk/2022/01/ccc-meeting-minutes-20-december-2021/


Regards

Ema


Re: John's article in today's CNJ

Richard Fletcher
 

John. Also, my thanks. Great piece. It puts down a marker, where we want to be. 

 In 15 years I’d like to hope our children could play in our streets, as our neighbourhoods have a new birth of freedom. If the streets are no longer parking lots, just think of the possibilities.

Richard
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On 7 Jan 2022, at 16:31, barbara.cohen via groups.io <barbara.cohen@...> wrote:







Excellent, John

Thank you for stating the case so cleary and comprehensively.

Barbara




On 07/01/2022 15:09, Jean Dollimore wrote:
See page 14. 

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Congratulations

Jean

Virus-free. www.avg.com




Consultation + Events

John Chamberlain
 

Urgent Consultation (last of 2021!)
Camden are consulting on whether to convert the pop-up cycle lane on St Pancras Way to a permanent lane, or remove it. You can see the consultation documents (including planned enhancements) here (https://consultations.wearecamden.org/supporting-communities/st-pancras-way/). Cycle numbers are up by a factor of 3 since it was put in; we think it is important to keep it but there is significant opposition. So, if you haven't done so already, please take a few minutes to respond in favour.

If you're in a hurry, you can go direct to the questionnaire here. We think you can strongly agree with all the questions though we will be making some suggestions for improvements to the plans in our formal response. If you would like to make additional suggestions for us to add to our response, please go to our Cyclescape page (you will need to sign up if you haven’t already done so) or email the group by replying to this or email me direct (john@...).

Winter Wonder Ride on January 16th
Westminster Women on Wheels invite everyone to a family-friendly women's ride using protected cycle lanes and traffic-free roads. It starts at Hyde Park at 1 pm; more details at bit.ly/WonderRide. They are still looking for marshals so if you are an experienced rider and would like to help, please email Katy Rodda (katy.rodda@...) (you don't have to be female).

Camden Cyclists' Meeting
Finally, our next meeting is on the 17th. An agenda will be published nearer the time; details and joining instructions here.

Thanks, and sorry for the blizzard of information!

 

Regards

John Chamberlain

 

W: camdencyclists.org.uk

E: john@...

 


Re: John's article in today's CNJ

richendawalford
 

That is terrific.  So good to have a vision.  And things have moved so fast over the last year or two, this vision looks achievable.  I’ll share with Cycle Islington.

 

 

From: main@camdencyclists.groups.io <main@camdencyclists.groups.io> On Behalf Of barbara.cohen via groups.io
Sent: 07 January 2022 16:31
To: main@camdencyclists.groups.io; CCC <CamdenCyclists@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [camdencyclists] John's article in today's CNJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excellent, John

 

Thank you for stating the case so cleary and comprehensively.

 

Barbara

 

 

 

 

On 07/01/2022 15:09, Jean Dollimore wrote:

See page 14. 

 


Congratulations

 

Jean

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com

 


Re: John's article in today's CNJ

barbara.cohen
 







Excellent, John

Thank you for stating the case so cleary and comprehensively.

Barbara




On 07/01/2022 15:09, Jean Dollimore wrote:
See page 14. 


Congratulations

Jean

Virus-free. www.avg.com



Re: John's article in today's CNJ

John Chamberlain
 

A team effort based on our plans for this years local election campaigning, many thanks to Steve Prowse, Jean Dollimore, George Coulouris and others.

 

Regards

John



John's article in today's CNJ

Jean Dollimore
 

See page 14. 


Congratulations

Jean


CCC monthly meeting agenda and link 20th December 2021

Ema Arvati
 

Dear all,


Please find below the agenda and log in details for our monthly meeting next Monday the 20th December at 19.30.


1) Introductions
2) Minutes of the November meeting https://camdencyclists.org.uk/2021/11/ccc-meeting-minutes-15-november-2021/
3) Matters arising from the minutes
4) Celebrate the 2021 achievements
5) 2022 Camden Election
6) Discussion on Safe and Healthy Neighbourhoods (aka Low Traffic Neighbourhoods) campaign and other matters
7) CNJ 'Green' issue in January and the Cargo Bike schemes

8) AoB


Log in details:


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


Minutes: Ema


Hope to you see next week, if not, I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.


Ema



Three consultations due this month: (Minster Rd, Primrose Hill School )

Ema Arvati
 

Dear all,


Just a reminder of two healthy school streets consultations which close the 15th December. Please support them if you have time and have not done so already. Links below:


• Mulberry House School on Minster Road https://consultations.wearecamden.org/supporting-communities/mulberryhouseschool/

• Primrose Hill School on Princess Road https://consultations.wearecamden.org/supporting-communities/primrosehillprimaryschool/


Kind Regards

Ema

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Please take action if you want to keep the protected tracks on Gray's Inn Road

John Chamberlain
 

Thank you to those who have already commented in favour of the new cycle lanes on Gray's Inn Road. There continues to be concerted opposition to the scheme so please, if you have not already done so, go to the Camden Commonplace website (see link below), scroll down, and select the green smiley face plus any relevant reasons. It would be really good if you could also 'agree' with other positive comments (you need to scroll to the bottom of the page and select View Comments).

The consultation is at

https://safetravelcamden.commonplace.is/proposals/grays-inn-road-cycle-lanes

You can add any suggestions for further improvements. A decision as to whether to keep the lanes will be made in January.

Thank you

 

Regards

John Chamberlain

 

On 26/11/21 10:04, George Coulouris wrote:

The new tracks on Gray's Inn Road are soon due for their 18-month review. This time, instead of a full consultation Camden are relying on comments posted on their CommonPlace site, see below. This does make it quicker for us to express our support. 

There seems to be a concerted effort by one or more groups to object to the scheme, so please do take 5-10 minutes to express your support:
Go to the linked page, scroll down to the 'Comment on this proposal’ form and complete it, making sure you select the green ’smiley face’. It’s ok to just use the appropriate predefined answer buttons for the rest of the form. 
Once you have responded, please scroll through the responses from others  listed and ‘Agree’ with all the supporting (green) ones you can see that are consistent with your position.

Have Your Say Today – Gray's Inn Road Cycle Lanes – Commonplace
https://safetravelcamden.commonplace.is/proposals/grays-inn-road-cycle-lanes#comments?lang=en-GB&utm_campaign=contribution_re_engage_3_days&utm_source=cp-email&utm_medium=email

George C.
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