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Navigation app - powered by CycleStreets, running on iPhone, with voice navigation

richendawalford
 

A few months back I asked for help finding a navigation app - powered by CycleStreets, running on iPhone, with voice navigation.  A number of people responded and I followed every lead.  I ended up concluding that no such app exists.  Yes, if you run Andriod; yes, if don't care what data it uses; yes, if you don't need voice navigation. But I could find no app that meets all 3 requirements.  I'd love to hear from anyone who can prove me wrong!


Car blocking from one road into another road.

Luke Pearson
 

Hello all

So today as I noticed an incident of people using bike lines as a parking spot, as I was walking rather than cycling I took a photo ( he was blocking both the cycling Lane and the road on royal college street.

Luke


Sent from Luke Pearson's IPhone


News from LCC

John Chamberlain
 

A couple of items from LCC's Friday Post

Support the Black Unity Bike Ride 

LCC are supporting the Black Unity bike Ride on Saturday 7 August. The organisers are looking for volunteer ride marshals and ground support – you can volunteer here. The ride is a ride not a protest  – it's about promoting wellness in the Black community and getting across the simple message that Black people cycle too. 

It would be great to see LCC volunteers involved and we have a lot of ride experience between us. So please consider volunteering and also call out for volunteers through your network.

If anyone is planning some feeder and return rides (which would be great!) or to attend, please let Calum or Stewart at LCC know. They can also answer any questions that you might have. 

Please note the end point is different from originally planned (ends at Shoreditch Park), as the route had to be changed to make it more safe. The ride starts in Walthamstow. All details here

Keep an eye on our Instagram page - there will be a Black Unity Bike Ride takeover on Sunday!

Vacancies in the campaigns team 

There are vacancies for a Campaigns Assistant and a Campaigns Officer - see here if you are interested or known someone who might be.

If you, or one of your contacts, is interested in the voluntary role of Climate Safe Streets Champion, then please get in touch with Suami (suami.rocha@...).  Estimated at three evenings a month, expenses and free LCC membership on offer. Details here.

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Regards

John

 


CCC July meeting minutes

Ema Arvati
 

Hi all,


Please find below the link to the CCC July meeting minutes for your info.


https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1u2lng4XpO26Y3Y_4CErkvuRZ1KgV3O2F


I will then save it on the LCC website.


Kind Regards

Ema


Re: Cars in bike lane

John Chamberlain
 

Excellent idea, Elena. We can do that, probably through Adam Harrison, but no harm in others emailing him too. Can't have Westminster doing a better job than Camden! Would probably still only be effective for persistent problems though.

 

Regards

John

 

On 28/07/21 07:52, EleNdubz wrote:
Thank you all for your responses !  It seems to me that perhaps we should be lobbying Camden to include (and publicise) a portal to report parking infringements such as parking on pavements/bike lanes/dangerous parking , what do you think ?

I saw one of the parking attendants yesterday and I asked him the question (who can I report this to) and he said the only way is to call the council whilst the infringement is in progress and they will send somebody who needs to see the infringement and then issue a ticket.  The idea of Camden Council doing anything immediately is so preposterous that I nearly laughed loud :-) !  so, this is clearly not an option, even if one did know which number to call ...

Elena

On Tue, 27 Jul 2021 at 13:19, Paul Allen via groups.io <paul_t_allen=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
This is at the Dentist on Haverstock Hill and it is a regular occurrence. They do have a small car park, but they should be telling their customers that parking in the cycle lane or pavement is not acceptable. Ideally the council should be giving such advise to all businesses affected and following up after a while.

Camden only has a few things that can be reported, others allow many more categories. This is Westminster on Love Clean Streets app.


All the best, Paul. 

On 27 Jul 2021, at 12:35, Sheridan Wilde <sheridanwilde@...> wrote:


On Tue, 27 Jul 2021 at 07:58, EleNdubz <elena.moynihan@...> wrote:
Thanks Steve, but when I try to use this link you can only report a traffic incident ( i.e. dangerous driving, drink driving etc) not a parking offence ?

   Taking both hands off the steering wheel while taking a photo (presumably using a mobile phone) would have been a traffic offence.

Elena
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Re: Cars in bike lane

Elena Moynihan
 

Thank you all for your responses !  It seems to me that perhaps we should be lobbying Camden to include (and publicise) a portal to report parking infringements such as parking on pavements/bike lanes/dangerous parking , what do you think ?

I saw one of the parking attendants yesterday and I asked him the question (who can I report this to) and he said the only way is to call the council whilst the infringement is in progress and they will send somebody who needs to see the infringement and then issue a ticket.  The idea of Camden Council doing anything immediately is so preposterous that I nearly laughed loud :-) !  so, this is clearly not an option, even if one did know which number to call ...

Elena

On Tue, 27 Jul 2021 at 13:19, Paul Allen via groups.io <paul_t_allen=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
This is at the Dentist on Haverstock Hill and it is a regular occurrence. They do have a small car park, but they should be telling their customers that parking in the cycle lane or pavement is not acceptable. Ideally the council should be giving such advise to all businesses affected and following up after a while.

Camden only has a few things that can be reported, others allow many more categories. This is Westminster on Love Clean Streets app.


All the best, Paul. 

On 27 Jul 2021, at 12:35, Sheridan Wilde <sheridanwilde@...> wrote:


On Tue, 27 Jul 2021 at 07:58, EleNdubz <elena.moynihan@...> wrote:
Thanks Steve, but when I try to use this link you can only report a traffic incident ( i.e. dangerous driving, drink driving etc) not a parking offence ?

   Taking both hands off the steering wheel while taking a photo (presumably using a mobile phone) would have been a traffic offence.

Elena
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Re: Cars in bike lane

Paul Allen
 

This is at the Dentist on Haverstock Hill and it is a regular occurrence. They do have a small car park, but they should be telling their customers that parking in the cycle lane or pavement is not acceptable. Ideally the council should be giving such advise to all businesses affected and following up after a while.

Camden only has a few things that can be reported, others allow many more categories. This is Westminster on Love Clean Streets app.


All the best, Paul. 

On 27 Jul 2021, at 12:35, Sheridan Wilde <sheridanwilde@...> wrote:


On Tue, 27 Jul 2021 at 07:58, EleNdubz <elena.moynihan@...> wrote:
Thanks Steve, but when I try to use this link you can only report a traffic incident ( i.e. dangerous driving, drink driving etc) not a parking offence ?

   Taking both hands off the steering wheel while taking a photo (presumably using a mobile phone) would have been a traffic offence.

Elena
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Re: Cars in bike lane

Sheridan Wilde
 

On Tue, 27 Jul 2021 at 07:58, EleNdubz <elena.moynihan@...> wrote:
Thanks Steve, but when I try to use this link you can only report a traffic incident ( i.e. dangerous driving, drink driving etc) not a parking offence ?

   Taking both hands off the steering wheel while taking a photo (presumably using a mobile phone) would have been a traffic offence.

Elena
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Re: Cars in bike lane

John Chamberlain
 

As far as I know, parking and loading is enforced by boroughs (or TfL for red routes), not the police. I'll try to find out the most effective way to report it. If it is persistent then I think you might get something done. Otherwise... And Mick's comment about traffic wardens seems relevant - never around when you need them.

By the way, I note that the photo shows a single yellow line and advisory cycle lane where the taxi is. So not illegal to park outside of peak hours. And taxis can drop off at any time. But pavement parking is illegal of course. Parking restrictions on roads with cycle lanes are very inconsistent and need to be updated - we have flagged this on most of the new schemes we have audited, we'll make sure this is on the list.

Illegal parking and loading on red routes can be reported to TfL at https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/te-contact-us-make-a-complaint-wizard-25434 But again, unless it is persistent, I doubt if much will happen.

 

John

 

On 27/07/21 07:58, EleNdubz wrote:
Thanks Steve, but when I try to use this link you can only report a traffic incident ( i.e. dangerous driving, drink driving etc) not a parking offence ?

Elena

On Mon, 26 Jul 2021 at 16:58, Steve Prowse <steve.prowse@...> wrote:

On Mon, 26 Jul 2021 at 15:44, EleNdubz <elena.moynihan@...> wrote:
Hello all !

So today as I noticed yet another incident of people using bike lines as a parking spot, as I was walking rather than cycling I took a photo ( he was nicely blocking both the cycling lane and the pavement).

Don't really know what I was going to do with it, I was more interested in the fact that even black cabs are at it... Then the car driver spotted me taking the photo and started to shout abuse.  I had my headphones on so I didn't engage and I carried on walking;  he then got on the car, followed me, took both his hands off the steering wheel and took a photo of me walking down the pavement before speeding off.

So, notwithstanding the fact that this thug now has a photo of me on his phone, my question is, is there a traffic infringement portal we can post photos like these so they can be fined ?  I'm quite keen now :-)

Cheers
Elena


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Re: Cars in bike lane

Ema Arvati
 

Hi Elena,


I have looked around and it seems that other councils offer the option to report those kind of incidents but not Camden for some reason. What about reporting this on the British transport police website or directly at a police station?


https://www.btp.police.uk/


Ema




------ Original Message ------
From: "Steve Prowse" <steve.prowse@...>
To: main@camdencyclists.groups.io
Sent: Monday, 26 Jul, 21 At 16:58
Subject: Re: [camdencyclists] Cars in bike lane


On Mon, 26 Jul 2021 at 15:44, EleNdubz <elena.moynihan@...> wrote:
Hello all !

So today as I noticed yet another incident of people using bike lines as a parking spot, as I was walking rather than cycling I took a photo ( he was nicely blocking both the cycling lane and the pavement).

Don't really know what I was going to do with it, I was more interested in the fact that even black cabs are at it... Then the car driver spotted me taking the photo and started to shout abuse. I had my headphones on so I didn't engage and I carried on walking; he then got on the car, followed me, took both his hands off the steering wheel and took a photo of me walking down the pavement before speeding off.

So, notwithstanding the fact that this thug now has a photo of me on his phone, my question is, is there a traffic infringement portal we can post photos like these so they can be fined ? I'm quite keen now :-)

Cheers
Elena



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07779 145478


Re: Cars in bike lane

Elena Moynihan
 

Thanks Steve, but when I try to use this link you can only report a traffic incident ( i.e. dangerous driving, drink driving etc) not a parking offence ?

Elena


On Mon, 26 Jul 2021 at 16:58, Steve Prowse <steve.prowse@...> wrote:

On Mon, 26 Jul 2021 at 15:44, EleNdubz <elena.moynihan@...> wrote:
Hello all !

So today as I noticed yet another incident of people using bike lines as a parking spot, as I was walking rather than cycling I took a photo ( he was nicely blocking both the cycling lane and the pavement).

Don't really know what I was going to do with it, I was more interested in the fact that even black cabs are at it... Then the car driver spotted me taking the photo and started to shout abuse.  I had my headphones on so I didn't engage and I carried on walking;  he then got on the car, followed me, took both his hands off the steering wheel and took a photo of me walking down the pavement before speeding off.

So, notwithstanding the fact that this thug now has a photo of me on his phone, my question is, is there a traffic infringement portal we can post photos like these so they can be fined ?  I'm quite keen now :-)

Cheers
Elena



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07779 145478


Tomorrow I'll be talking about the design of bus stops on cycle tracks

George Coulouris
 

On #ideaswithbeers, the weekly webinar for Active Travel professionals and campaigners. E-mail ideaswithbeers@... to attend. Tuesdays at 5pm
Bus stops on cycle tracks:
How can we make them comfortable for all?

In Camden there are already 36 bus stops adjacent to protected cycle tracks, with more to come. Their design presents a few problems. Further ideas may be needed to make them comfortable for everyone.   




Re: Cars in bike lane

Steve Prowse
 


On Mon, 26 Jul 2021 at 15:44, EleNdubz <elena.moynihan@...> wrote:
Hello all !

So today as I noticed yet another incident of people using bike lines as a parking spot, as I was walking rather than cycling I took a photo ( he was nicely blocking both the cycling lane and the pavement).

Don't really know what I was going to do with it, I was more interested in the fact that even black cabs are at it... Then the car driver spotted me taking the photo and started to shout abuse.  I had my headphones on so I didn't engage and I carried on walking;  he then got on the car, followed me, took both his hands off the steering wheel and took a photo of me walking down the pavement before speeding off.

So, notwithstanding the fact that this thug now has a photo of me on his phone, my question is, is there a traffic infringement portal we can post photos like these so they can be fined ?  I'm quite keen now :-)

Cheers
Elena



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07779 145478


Re: Cars in bike lane

Mick Farrant
 

Strangely it seems as though traffic wardens are all self  isolating. Problem in our area of closed parking bays for removal vans populated by parked cars.

 

From: main@camdencyclists.groups.io <main@camdencyclists.groups.io> On Behalf Of EleNdubz
Sent: 26 July 2021 15:44
To: CCC <camdencyclists@groups.io>
Subject: [camdencyclists] Cars in bike lane

 

Hello all !

 

So today as I noticed yet another incident of people using bike lines as a parking spot, as I was walking rather than cycling I took a photo ( he was nicely blocking both the cycling lane and the pavement).

 

Don't really know what I was going to do with it, I was more interested in the fact that even black cabs are at it... Then the car driver spotted me taking the photo and started to shout abuse.  I had my headphones on so I didn't engage and I carried on walking;  he then got on the car, followed me, took both his hands off the steering wheel and took a photo of me walking down the pavement before speeding off.

 

So, notwithstanding the fact that this thug now has a photo of me on his phone, my question is, is there a traffic infringement portal we can post photos like these so they can be fined ?  I'm quite keen now :-)

 

Cheers

Elena


Cars in bike lane

Elena Moynihan
 

Hello all !

So today as I noticed yet another incident of people using bike lines as a parking spot, as I was walking rather than cycling I took a photo ( he was nicely blocking both the cycling lane and the pavement).

Don't really know what I was going to do with it, I was more interested in the fact that even black cabs are at it... Then the car driver spotted me taking the photo and started to shout abuse.  I had my headphones on so I didn't engage and I carried on walking;  he then got on the car, followed me, took both his hands off the steering wheel and took a photo of me walking down the pavement before speeding off.

So, notwithstanding the fact that this thug now has a photo of me on his phone, my question is, is there a traffic infringement portal we can post photos like these so they can be fined ?  I'm quite keen now :-)

Cheers
Elena


Department for Transport say councils must give walking and cycling schemes time - road.cc

Steven Edwards
 

Three councils are currently facing court action for removing cycle lanes


Minister of State for Transport, Chris Heaton-Harris said that the government would shortly be issuing guidance

to all local transport authorities 'making it clear' that school streets, low traffic neighbourhoods, and cycle lanes, should be given time to have an impact.


The DfT say local authorities must 'always' leave cycling and walking schemes in place long enough to be properly assessed after it was revealed three councils face court action for removing cycle lanes.

https://road.cc/content/news/department-transport-tell-councils-give-ltns-time-285133


DfT will soon be issuing ‘statutory guidance’ - Chris Heaton-Harris

Steven Edwards
 

"The DfT will soon be issuing ‘statutory guidance’ which will mean that cycling and walking schemes will not be able to be removed until they have been in place long enough for their impacts to have been “properly assessed”.






To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding was allocated to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea for the building of the temporary cycle infrastructure on Kensington High Street, and whether those funds are planned to be clawed back following the removal of the scheme in response to his Department’s guidance to local authorities.


Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has been allocated a total of around £1 million from the Department’s Active Travel Fund and Transport for London’s London Streetspace Programme. This has supported a number of active travel measures in its area in response to the pandemic including school streets, low traffic neighbourhoods, changes to the public realm to allow greater social distancing, and cycle lanes like the one on Kensington High Street. Funding is generally transferred once schemes are delivered and once claims are brought forward by each Borough, meaning that the total amount of funding provided to date is much less than the total allocated. Borough payments are due to be finalised in September 2021, and will reflect scheme delivery in each area. No funding has been or will be provided to the Royal Borough to cover the costs of removing the cycle lane on Kensington High Street.

In common with other authorities in London and elsewhere, the Royal Borough’s performance in delivering active travel infrastructure is being taken into account in all future funding allocations. The delivery of active travel schemes in London and decisions on active travel funding for individual boroughs are overseen by a group including senior representatives from the Department for Transport and Transport for London.

The Department will be issuing updated statutory Network Management Duty guidance to all local transport authorities shortly which will make clear that they should always leave cycling and walking schemes in place for long enough for their impacts to be properly assessed.





Dr Bike at Cally Park

John Chamberlain
 

If you live on the Islington side of Camden and have a bike that needs a checkup, or know someone who does, this may be of interest.

On a similar note, we have been hoping to restart our monthly Bike Workshops.  We won't be able to use the Kentish Town Health Centre so we are looking for a new venue. Ideally it would have an outdoor area with some covered space to retreat to and access to basic facilities. If anyone knows of anywhere suitable, please let us know, either on this list or by email to info@... .  Thanks.

And don't forget our ride on Sunday - details including booking arrangements at https://camdencyclists.org.uk/events/lea-valley-ride-5/

 

Regards

John

 


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Hello,

 

We’re running our first ever Dr Bike session on 29 July, 2pm-6pm. It’s a free drop in service. I’d appreciate it if you could share this with your members and anyone who may benefit from coming.

 

I’ve attached a poster with all of the details.

 

Kind regards

 

Colin Chester

He/him

Outreach Officer (Parks & Heritage)

 

 

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Re: CCC monthly meeting agenda ideas

Tony Raven
 

If you read the Dutch Bicycle Masterplan, their research partly attributes low levels of cycling to better public transport. 
p24 of http://www.hembrow.eu/studytour/TheDutchBicycleMasterPlan1999.pdf

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Tony

Apologies for any typos; sent from my iPad

On 15 Jul 2021, at 10:55, Mayer Hillman via groups.io <mayer.hillman@...> wrote:



Dear Steve,

 

I was conducting research on the use of public transport some 30 to 40 years ago. It showed that investment in active transport – principally walking and cycling – was far more cost- effective and used than public transport and there should precede it not follow it. This is true though less so in London.

 

Can this be on the agenda though I am to immobile to attend the meeting.

 

Mayer Hillman

 

 

From: main@camdencyclists.groups.io <main@camdencyclists.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ema Arvati via groups.io
Sent: 14 July 2021 11:47
To: main@camdencyclists.groups.io
Subject: Re: [camdencyclists] CCC monthly meeting agenda ideas

 

Thank you Steve




------ Original Message ------
From: "Steve Prowse" <steve.prowse@...>
To: main@camdencyclists.groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, 14 Jul, 21 At 11:27
Subject: Re: [camdencyclists] CCC monthly meeting agenda ideas

 

"Transport decarbonisation plan also sets out how the government will improve public transport and increase support for active travel to make them the natural first choice for all who can take them"

 

On Wed, 14 Jul 2021 at 10:48, Ema Arvati via groups.io <emanuela.arvati=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hello all,

 

Our next monthly meeting is next Monday the 19th and I was wondering if you have suggestions for the agenda.

 

So far we have Katy Rodda, the new LCC Network Coordinator coming to speak to us but not much else as we had the committee meeting recently .

 

Thank you

Ema

 

 

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Steve Prowse
07779 145478


CCC monthly meeting agenda and link

Ema Arvati
 

Dear all,


Please find below the agenda and log in details for the meeting next Monday the 19th at 19.30.


Agenda:

  • 1 report from Committee meeting and update on consultations
  • 2 Proposals for Toucan crossings of Camden Road
  • 3 The results of the Safe and Healthy Streets scorecard
  • 4 update on infrastructure and progress
  • 5 Update from Steven on the DfT plan and future support
  • AoB

Log in details:

ID 966-2634-1261, password 656179 , link:

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