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Re: Low Traffic Neighbourhoods are a lot like the indoor smoking bans of a decade or so ago

Richard Fletcher
 

The smoking analogy holds imo. 

The public perceives a necessity (freedom to drive), as smokers considered they had a right to smoke in a pub.  The political decision in the UK to ban smokers came from peer pressure and a change in social opinion. The medical evidence against smoking had been conclusive for years. Public opinion started to shift against smoking as the middle classes and opinion makers gave up and started to recognise the health risk. Then more enlightened countries went about and banned it in pubs, the tourists started to complain, and more and more people stopped going to the pub

Today we have a similar situation. The health risks of air pollution through vehicle exhausts are well known as is the accident risk. These facts have been known for decades. Mitigation strategies have been used, such as air bags, seat belts, and street furniture. However public opinion is moving against vehicles in neighbourhood, with the need for more pavement space, the added risk from covid with air pollution.  Now we need an enlightened country or town to lead…. to cut the accident risk and lower air pollution by bringing in an urban speed limit of 20 mph EVERYWHERE, on all roads. Thus air pollution would be reduced, and accident risk. Cyclists may start to resume using the roads in numbers. Drivers may think, hold it with an electric bike I can get about just as well. ( 60%+ of people are put off cycling because of accident risk)

Other localised measures will be employed as is happening now

Richard


 

On 16 Sep 2020, at 20:26, George Coulouris <george@...> wrote:

Well designed LTNs shift the through traffic only to nearby main roads (which will probably become congested). The analogy holds up: smokers have to use smoking rooms or shelters which are crowded and unpleasant so 50% gave it up. 

On September 16, 2020 6:45:59 PM GMT+01:00, John Stewart <john.stewart@...> wrote:
The analogy falls apart, though, because at least in proposed Canonbury West LTN, the effect will be to shift traffic to other streets.  So the analogy is a ban on smoking in one pub, leading to all the smokers going to other pubs which are just as bad.
 
I am a bicyclist and in general in favour of well designed LTNs, but this one will be terrible.
 
From: main@camdencyclists.groups.io <main@camdencyclists.groups.io> On Behalf Of George Coulouris via groups.io
Sent: 16 September 2020 6:14 p.m.
To: CCC <CamdenCyclists@groups.io>
Subject: [camdencyclists] Low Traffic Neighbourhoods are a lot like the indoor smoking bans of a decade or so ago
 

What a great analogy:

 

Josh Blacker (Ealing councillor)

A propos of nothing*: Once upon a time, people could smoke in pubs and cafes. This was harmful to them, to others, and generally made the environment pretty unpleasant. But it was the status quo. 
*yes, this is a thinly-veiled thread on LTNs. 
Other people smoked regardless of the impact their choice had on you. They smoked around your children, who were breathing in toxic air. The public health implications were huge. 
Campaigns were launched to ask people to change their behaviour, to little effect. The then-CMO said “voluntary agreements were not reducing the health risks from passive smoking quickly enough”. Something drastic had to be done. 
Enter, the smoking ban. This was hugely controversial - 78% were against it in 2007, shortly after it took effect. Your personal choice was now restricted, for the benefit of other people. 
The health effects were immediate. Heart attack rates fell noticeably. Longer-term fewer people will suffer from passive smoking - and with smoking down by almost a half, from smoking itself. Our communal spaces are much more pleasant, too. 
Public support has done an about turn. From 78% against to 83% in favour ten years later.
It takes incredible bravery in politics to do something on the face of it so deeply unpopular, but sometimes the evidence tells you action must be taken. 
Behaviour change is hard. Asking nicely often doesn't work. Changing the implications of people's choices - to smoke you have to leave the pub and go outside, for instance - gives people a reason to change those choices. 
Thanks to @JXantheW have realised I misread YouGov support in 2007 - people broadly in favour. But opposition was very vocal and angry: "The anti-smoking fanatics will use the ban to victimise and stigmatise smokers," Forest said. That's language we recognise from LTNs... 

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Re: Low Traffic Neighbourhoods are a lot like the indoor smoking bans of a decade or so ago

George Coulouris
 

Well designed LTNs shift the through traffic only to nearby main roads (which will probably become congested). The analogy holds up: smokers have to use smoking rooms or shelters which are crowded and unpleasant so 50% gave it up.


On September 16, 2020 6:45:59 PM GMT+01:00, John Stewart <john.stewart@...> wrote:

The analogy falls apart, though, because at least in proposed Canonbury West LTN, the effect will be to shift traffic to other streets.  So the analogy is a ban on smoking in one pub, leading to all the smokers going to other pubs which are just as bad.

 

I am a bicyclist and in general in favour of well designed LTNs, but this one will be terrible.

 

From: main@camdencyclists.groups.io <main@camdencyclists.groups.io> On Behalf Of George Coulouris via groups.io
Sent: 16 September 2020 6:14 p.m.
To: CCC <CamdenCyclists@groups.io>
Subject: [camdencyclists] Low Traffic Neighbourhoods are a lot like the indoor smoking bans of a decade or so ago

 

What a great analogy:

 

Josh Blacker (Ealing councillor)

A propos of nothing*: Once upon a time, people could smoke in pubs and cafes. This was harmful to them, to others, and generally made the environment pretty unpleasant. But it was the status quo. 

*yes, this is a thinly-veiled thread on LTNs. 

Other people smoked regardless of the impact their choice had on you. They smoked around your children, who were breathing in toxic air. The public health implications were huge. 

Campaigns were launched to ask people to change their behaviour, to little effect. The then-CMO said “voluntary agreements were not reducing the health risks from passive smoking quickly enough”. Something drastic had to be done. 

Enter, the smoking ban. This was hugely controversial - 78% were against it in 2007, shortly after it took effect. Your personal choice was now restricted, for the benefit of other people. 

The health effects were immediate. Heart attack rates fell noticeably. Longer-term fewer people will suffer from passive smoking - and with smoking down by almost a half, from smoking itself. Our communal spaces are much more pleasant, too. 

Public support has done an about turn. From 78% against to 83% in favour ten years later.
It takes incredible bravery in politics to do something on the face of it so deeply unpopular, but sometimes the evidence tells you action must be taken. 

Behaviour change is hard. Asking nicely often doesn't work. Changing the implications of people's choices - to smoke you have to leave the pub and go outside, for instance - gives people a reason to change those choices. 

Thanks to @JXantheW have realised I misread YouGov support in 2007 - people broadly in favour. But opposition was very vocal and angry: "The anti-smoking fanatics will use the ban to victimise and stigmatise smokers," Forest said. That's language we recognise from LTNs... 

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Re: Low Traffic Neighbourhoods are a lot like the indoor smoking bans of a decade or so ago

John Stewart
 

The analogy falls apart, though, because at least in proposed Canonbury West LTN, the effect will be to shift traffic to other streets.  So the analogy is a ban on smoking in one pub, leading to all the smokers going to other pubs which are just as bad.

 

I am a bicyclist and in general in favour of well designed LTNs, but this one will be terrible.

 

From: main@camdencyclists.groups.io <main@camdencyclists.groups.io> On Behalf Of George Coulouris via groups.io
Sent: 16 September 2020 6:14 p.m.
To: CCC <CamdenCyclists@groups.io>
Subject: [camdencyclists] Low Traffic Neighbourhoods are a lot like the indoor smoking bans of a decade or so ago

 

What a great analogy:

 

Josh Blacker (Ealing councillor)

A propos of nothing*: Once upon a time, people could smoke in pubs and cafes. This was harmful to them, to others, and generally made the environment pretty unpleasant. But it was the status quo. 

*yes, this is a thinly-veiled thread on LTNs. 

Other people smoked regardless of the impact their choice had on you. They smoked around your children, who were breathing in toxic air. The public health implications were huge. 

Campaigns were launched to ask people to change their behaviour, to little effect. The then-CMO said “voluntary agreements were not reducing the health risks from passive smoking quickly enough”. Something drastic had to be done. 

Enter, the smoking ban. This was hugely controversial - 78% were against it in 2007, shortly after it took effect. Your personal choice was now restricted, for the benefit of other people. 

The health effects were immediate. Heart attack rates fell noticeably. Longer-term fewer people will suffer from passive smoking - and with smoking down by almost a half, from smoking itself. Our communal spaces are much more pleasant, too. 

Public support has done an about turn. From 78% against to 83% in favour ten years later.
It takes incredible bravery in politics to do something on the face of it so deeply unpopular, but sometimes the evidence tells you action must be taken. 

Behaviour change is hard. Asking nicely often doesn't work. Changing the implications of people's choices - to smoke you have to leave the pub and go outside, for instance - gives people a reason to change those choices. 

Thanks to @JXantheW have realised I misread YouGov support in 2007 - people broadly in favour. But opposition was very vocal and angry: "The anti-smoking fanatics will use the ban to victimise and stigmatise smokers," Forest said. That's language we recognise from LTNs... 

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Low Traffic Neighbourhoods are a lot like the indoor smoking bans of a decade or so ago

George Coulouris
 


A propos of nothing*: Once upon a time, people could smoke in pubs and cafes. This was harmful to them, to others, and generally made the environment pretty unpleasant. But it was the status quo. 
*yes, this is a thinly-veiled thread on LTNs. 
Other people smoked regardless of the impact their choice had on you. They smoked around your children, who were breathing in toxic air. The public health implications were huge. 
Campaigns were launched to ask people to change their behaviour, to little effect. The then-CMO said “voluntary agreements were not reducing the health risks from passive smoking quickly enough”. Something drastic had to be done. 
Enter, the smoking ban. This was hugely controversial - 78% were against it in 2007, shortly after it took effect. Your personal choice was now restricted, for the benefit of other people. 
The health effects were immediate. Heart attack rates fell noticeably. Longer-term fewer people will suffer from passive smoking - and with smoking down by almost a half, from smoking itself. Our communal spaces are much more pleasant, too. 
Public support has done an about turn. From 78% against to 83% in favour ten years later.
It takes incredible bravery in politics to do something on the face of it so deeply unpopular, but sometimes the evidence tells you action must be taken. 
Behaviour change is hard. Asking nicely often doesn't work. Changing the implications of people's choices - to smoke you have to leave the pub and go outside, for instance - gives people a reason to change those choices. 
Thanks to @JXantheW have realised I misread YouGov support in 2007 - people broadly in favour. But opposition was very vocal and angry: "The anti-smoking fanatics will use the ban to victimise and stigmatise smokers," Forest said. That's language we recognise from LTNs... 

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Re: More Quick Wins?

seymour susan
 

Pleased to see these, including a couple I and no doubt others have been asking for.
best wishes
Susan


On Tue, 8 Sep 2020 at 11:05, George Coulouris <george@...> wrote:
Dear all,

This is a reminder about the list of Quick Wins suggested by our members and supporters that we maintain on the Camden Cyclists website. That page makes its purpose clear and we are ready to add more items that fit the description and examples given there.

Camden have announced a decision to carry out 6 infrastructure improvements, most of which were originally on the list of Quick Wins suggested by our members and supporters that we maintain on the Camden Cyclists website. You can find the details of Camden’s announcement here: 
Decision - Covid-19: Enabling Safer Travel in Camden - Cycle Permeability Programme 2020/21 Phase 1 proposals - Camden Council
This is encouraging, especially as they are doing so much other rapid work to upgrade the cycling infrastructure with the Pop Up cycle lanes and point closures.

George Coulouris




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More Quick Wins?

George Coulouris
 

Dear all,

This is a reminder about the list of Quick Wins suggested by our members and supporters that we maintain on the Camden Cyclists website. That page makes its purpose clear and we are ready to add more items that fit the description and examples given there.

Camden have announced a decision to carry out 6 infrastructure improvements, most of which were originally on the list of Quick Wins suggested by our members and supporters that we maintain on the Camden Cyclists website. You can find the details of Camden’s announcement here: 
Decision - Covid-19: Enabling Safer Travel in Camden - Cycle Permeability Programme 2020/21 Phase 1 proposals - Camden Council
This is encouraging, especially as they are doing so much other rapid work to upgrade the cycling infrastructure with the Pop Up cycle lanes and point closures.

George Coulouris



Re: CCC meeting minutes 17 August 2020

Ema Arvati
 

Thank you for sending Jean.


One of the actions was for me to contact the Brent group and I have done that.


I have signed up for their newsletter and might attend some of their meetings too as I have their contact details.


Regards

Ema




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From: "Jean Dollimore" <jean@...>
To: "CCC" <CamdenCyclists@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, 3 Sep, 20 At 18:03
Subject: [camdencyclists] CCC meeting minutes 17 August 2020

The minutes of our August meeting are here:

https://camdencyclists.org.uk/2020/09/ccc-meeting-minutes-17-august-2020/

Jean


CCC meeting minutes 17 August 2020

Jean Dollimore
 


Re: Regent's Park Protest - 12 Sept

Angela Hobsbaum
 

Friday 11 March 2016 was our demo! 

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On Sat, 29 Aug 2020 at 15:29, Jean Dollimore <jean@...> wrote:
Angela. Was that really four years ago? We plan to join too but are very wary of needing to distance.

Jean

On August 29, 2020 1:50:26 PM GMT+01:00, Angela Hobsbaum <angela.hobsbaum@...> wrote:
Shades of 2016! I hope to be there.

On Sat, 29 Aug 2020, 10:35 John Chamberlain, <john@...> wrote:
In case you haven't already heard about this.

 

Regards

John

 



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Subject: Regent's Park Protest - 12 Sept
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2020 09:00:16 +0100
From: Naira Antoun <campaign@...>
To: Mr John Chamberlain <john@...>


Regent's Park Protest - 12 Sept


Dear John,

A group called Parks For People are planning a socially distanced pedestrian protest at 10am on Saturday 12th September to call for an end to through traffic in Regent's Park.

 

CycleSuperHighway 11 was consulted on at the start of 2016 and was to run through the outer circle of Regent's Park – a notorious rat run with speeding traffic. All it needed was to close four of the gates to the park and the rat runs could have been stopped, while keeping access for the residents within the park.

 

As we approach the end of 2020 we’ve still not seen even a scaled down plan which would have seen just two gates closed for limited times. The blocker is the Crown Estates Paving Commission (CEPC) who manage the roads within the park and the gates themselves.

 

The meeting place for the protest is outside the Park Square East Gates on The Marylebone Road. Details can be found here



While you might turn up by bike, we’d like to emphasise the value of this cycling link for everyday cycling as well as exercise, so everyday clothing is preferred.

 

Warm wishes,

LCC campaigns team

 


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Re: Regent's Park Protest - 12 Sept

Steven Edwards
 

For anyone that missed it…


Our XR action 10 days ago.

Caspar was D-locked (by his neck) to the gates,
along with Nic Fripp


"Activists from Extinction Rebellion (XR) chained themselves to gates in Regent’s Park in a protest designed to encourage a clampdown on through traffic.”






Steven




On 29 Aug 2020, at 10:35, John Chamberlain <john@...> wrote:

In case you haven't already heard about this. 
 
Regards
John
 


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Subject:Regent's Park Protest - 12 Sept
Date:Sat, 29 Aug 2020 09:00:16 +0100
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To:Mr John Chamberlain <john@...>


Regent's Park Protest - 12 Sept
 
 


Re: Regent's Park Protest - 12 Sept

barbara.cohen
 

Thanks, John.  I'll hope to be there.

Barbara


On 29/08/2020 10:35, John Chamberlain wrote:
In case you haven't already heard about this.

 

Regards

John

 



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Subject: Regent's Park Protest - 12 Sept
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2020 09:00:16 +0100
From: Naira Antoun <campaign@...>
To: Mr John Chamberlain <john@...>


Regent's Park Protest - 12 Sept

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Re: Regent's Park Protest - 12 Sept

richendawalford
 

Angela - John and I also hope to be there and look forward to meeting old friends, from a distance, probably hovering around on the fringes.

 

Richenda Walford
London Remembers  & Facebook & Twitter: @LondonRemembers

George Walford International Essay Prize

 

From: main@camdencyclists.groups.io <main@camdencyclists.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jean Dollimore via groups.io
Sent: 29 August 2020 15:29
To: main@camdencyclists.groups.io
Subject: Re: [camdencyclists] Regent's Park Protest - 12 Sept

 

Angela. Was that really four years ago? We plan to join too but are very wary of needing to distance.

Jean

On August 29, 2020 1:50:26 PM GMT+01:00, Angela Hobsbaum <angela.hobsbaum@...> wrote:

Shades of 2016! I hope to be there.

 

On Sat, 29 Aug 2020, 10:35 John Chamberlain, <john@...> wrote:

In case you haven't already heard about this.

 

Regards

John

 



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Subject:

Regent's Park Protest - 12 Sept

Date:

Sat, 29 Aug 2020 09:00:16 +0100

From:

Naira Antoun <campaign@...>

To:

Mr John Chamberlain <john@...>

 

 

Regent's Park Protest - 12 Sept

 

 

Dear John,

 

A group called Parks For People are planning a socially distanced pedestrian protest at 10am on Saturday 12th September to call for an end to through traffic in Regent's Park.

 

CycleSuperHighway 11 was consulted on at the start of 2016 and was to run through the outer circle of Regent's Park – a notorious rat run with speeding traffic. All it needed was to close four of the gates to the park and the rat runs could have been stopped, while keeping access for the residents within the park.

 

As we approach the end of 2020 we’ve still not seen even a scaled down plan which would have seen just two gates closed for limited times. The blocker is the Crown Estates Paving Commission (CEPC) who manage the roads within the park and the gates themselves.

 

The meeting place for the protest is outside the Park Square East Gates on The Marylebone Road. Details can be found here



While you might turn up by bike, we’d like to emphasise the value of this cycling link for everyday cycling as well as exercise, so everyday clothing is preferred.

 

Warm wishes,

LCC campaigns team

 

 

 

 

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Re: Regent's Park Protest - 12 Sept

Jean Dollimore
 

Angela. Was that really four years ago? We plan to join too but are very wary of needing to distance.

Jean


On August 29, 2020 1:50:26 PM GMT+01:00, Angela Hobsbaum <angela.hobsbaum@...> wrote:
Shades of 2016! I hope to be there.

On Sat, 29 Aug 2020, 10:35 John Chamberlain, <john@...> wrote:
In case you haven't already heard about this.

 

Regards

John

 



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Subject: Regent's Park Protest - 12 Sept
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2020 09:00:16 +0100
From: Naira Antoun <campaign@...>
To: Mr John Chamberlain <john@...>


Regent's Park Protest - 12 Sept


Dear John,

A group called Parks For People are planning a socially distanced pedestrian protest at 10am on Saturday 12th September to call for an end to through traffic in Regent's Park.

 

CycleSuperHighway 11 was consulted on at the start of 2016 and was to run through the outer circle of Regent's Park – a notorious rat run with speeding traffic. All it needed was to close four of the gates to the park and the rat runs could have been stopped, while keeping access for the residents within the park.

 

As we approach the end of 2020 we’ve still not seen even a scaled down plan which would have seen just two gates closed for limited times. The blocker is the Crown Estates Paving Commission (CEPC) who manage the roads within the park and the gates themselves.

 

The meeting place for the protest is outside the Park Square East Gates on The Marylebone Road. Details can be found here



While you might turn up by bike, we’d like to emphasise the value of this cycling link for everyday cycling as well as exercise, so everyday clothing is preferred.

 

Warm wishes,

LCC campaigns team

 


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Re: Regent's Park Protest - 12 Sept

Angela Hobsbaum
 

Shades of 2016! I hope to be there.


On Sat, 29 Aug 2020, 10:35 John Chamberlain, <john@...> wrote:
In case you haven't already heard about this.

 

Regards

John

 



-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Regent's Park Protest - 12 Sept
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2020 09:00:16 +0100
From: Naira Antoun <campaign@...>
To: Mr John Chamberlain <john@...>


Regent's Park Protest - 12 Sept


Dear John,

A group called Parks For People are planning a socially distanced pedestrian protest at 10am on Saturday 12th September to call for an end to through traffic in Regent's Park.

 

CycleSuperHighway 11 was consulted on at the start of 2016 and was to run through the outer circle of Regent's Park – a notorious rat run with speeding traffic. All it needed was to close four of the gates to the park and the rat runs could have been stopped, while keeping access for the residents within the park.

 

As we approach the end of 2020 we’ve still not seen even a scaled down plan which would have seen just two gates closed for limited times. The blocker is the Crown Estates Paving Commission (CEPC) who manage the roads within the park and the gates themselves.

 

The meeting place for the protest is outside the Park Square East Gates on The Marylebone Road. Details can be found here



While you might turn up by bike, we’d like to emphasise the value of this cycling link for everyday cycling as well as exercise, so everyday clothing is preferred.

 

Warm wishes,

LCC campaigns team

 


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Re: Regent's Park Protest - 12 Sept

seymour susan
 

Unfortunately I can't be there then, but I really support the cause.
Best wishes
Susan


On Sat, 29 Aug 2020 at 10:35, John Chamberlain <john@...> wrote:
In case you haven't already heard about this.

 

Regards

John

 



-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Regent's Park Protest - 12 Sept
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2020 09:00:16 +0100
From: Naira Antoun <campaign@...>
To: Mr John Chamberlain <john@...>


Regent's Park Protest - 12 Sept


Dear John,

A group called Parks For People are planning a socially distanced pedestrian protest at 10am on Saturday 12th September to call for an end to through traffic in Regent's Park.

 

CycleSuperHighway 11 was consulted on at the start of 2016 and was to run through the outer circle of Regent's Park – a notorious rat run with speeding traffic. All it needed was to close four of the gates to the park and the rat runs could have been stopped, while keeping access for the residents within the park.

 

As we approach the end of 2020 we’ve still not seen even a scaled down plan which would have seen just two gates closed for limited times. The blocker is the Crown Estates Paving Commission (CEPC) who manage the roads within the park and the gates themselves.

 

The meeting place for the protest is outside the Park Square East Gates on The Marylebone Road. Details can be found here



While you might turn up by bike, we’d like to emphasise the value of this cycling link for everyday cycling as well as exercise, so everyday clothing is preferred.

 

Warm wishes,

LCC campaigns team

 


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Re: Regent's Park Protest - 12 Sept

Paul Allen
 

I would have loved to be there, but I'm up North helping a friend that weekend.

All the best, Paul. 

On 29 Aug 2020, at 10:35, John Chamberlain <john@...> wrote:

 In case you haven't already heard about this.

 

Regards

John

 



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Subject: Regent's Park Protest - 12 Sept
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2020 09:00:16 +0100
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Regent's Park Protest - 12 Sept


Regent's Park Protest - 12 Sept

John Chamberlain
 

In case you haven't already heard about this.

 

Regards

John

 



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Subject: Regent's Park Protest - 12 Sept
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2020 09:00:16 +0100
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To: Mr John Chamberlain <john@...>


Regent's Park Protest - 12 Sept


Camden Cycle Buddies

Paul Allen
 

Coming out of lockdown we are seeing more people want to get around by bike.  Londoners are returning to work or resuming local journeys, but trying to avoid public transport where possible.  New and returning cyclists can sometimes be uncertain about cycling on London’s roads.  Some are concerned about how they will manage with traffic, or how to cycle their commute, or maybe they just feel the need for some practice time on the road.

That’s where Cycle Buddies come in. We’re looking for experienced cyclists who are happy to volunteer a few hours to ride with new and returning cyclists, helping them plan their journeys, giving them encouragement, and sharing the joy and freedom of getting around by bike.
If you’re interested then please  sign-up here. 

For more information see the page on our website:

Regards, Paul Allen


Re: CCC Monthly Meeting on Monday (17th) + Hampstead Road

Luke Pearson
 

Thank You John 
You will definitely see me this evening. 
Luke 

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On 17 Aug 2020, at 10:32 am, seymour susan <sseymour137@...> wrote:


HI John, hope to join you this evening. Please send link.
best wishes
Susan

On Fri, 14 Aug 2020 at 18:05, John Chamberlain <john@...> wrote:
Don't forget our regular meeting on Monday - details plus draft agenda on the web at https://camdencyclists.org.uk/events/members-meeting-2020-08-17/ (apologies for short notice). Please let me know if you'd like to see anything else on the agenda.

Separately - I asked TfL whether cyclists could continue to use Hampstead Road during the planned closure of the southbound lane over the weekend of the 22nd/23rd and also what the plans were for the 13 month period starting next month when HS2 are taking half the road - see answers below (spoiler alert - "Yes" and "Working on it").

Have a good weekend - hope to see some of you on Monday.

 

Regards

John Chamberlain

 



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Subject: RE: Streetspace for London - Hampstead Road
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2020 16:07:23 +0000
From: Fisher Emily <EmilyFisher@...>
To: 'John Chamberlain' <john@...>


Hi John,

 

Please find responses to your two questions below.

 

Southbound cyclists can continue to use the facility on Hampstead Road and following your question the Project Manager is arranging for signage indicating this to be placed on the street.

 

Conversations are still ongoing with HS2, but we are hoping to retain as much as much cycle provision as possible. I will of course keep you updated as soon as I have any further information.

 

With best wishes,

 

Emily

 

Emily Fisher

Engagement Officer - West | Local Communities and Partnerships

Mobile: 07961 213577 | EmilyFisher@...

 

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From: John Chamberlain <john@...>
Sent: 14 August 2020 14:39
To: Fisher Emily <EmilyFisher@...>
Subject: Re: Streetspace for London - Hampstead Road

 

Thanks, Emily. I have two questions:

  1. Will southbound cyclists be able to use Hampstead Road during the works or will they also need to use the diversion route?
  2. I understand that HS2 will be closing the northbound lanes of Hampstead Road between Varndell Street and Granby Terrace for 13 months from late September, with all traffic using the current southbound lane. I assume that this will mean that all the cycle facilities will have to be removed, or are there any plans to maintain protected lanes?

 

Regards

John

 

John Chamberlain

Coordinator

Camden Cycling Campaign

 

W: camdencyclists.org.uk

E: john@...

T: +44 20 7485 2685

M: +44 788 755 2391

 

On 14/08/20 12:17, Fisher Emily wrote:

Good afternoon,

 

I hope this email finds you well.

 

As part of the Mayor’s ‘Streetspace for London’ programme, we have been working to quickly transform London’s streets to accommodate increases in cycling and walking, as lockdown restrictions are eased.

 

At the beginning of June, we introduced temporary pop-up cycle facilities to aid safe active travel and social distancing in Camden on Hampstead Road, Oakley Square, Lidlington Place and Harrington Square. These urgent and necessary measures have provided quick-to-install cycle facilities to help protect those choosing to cycle on one of London’s known strategic cycling corridors. This has provided a route for cyclists in this area and enabled public transport to be used by those who need it most.

 

To complete the scheme, we will be installing a bus stop bypass near Netley Street, and applying blue surface colouring on the road. Both of these measures will improve cycle safety.

 

To put these measures in place, there will be a southbound closure of Hampstead Road from Harrington Square to Euston Road, from 08:00 on 22 August until 18:00 on 23 August. During this time southbound buses will be diverted. There will also be closures of Drummond Street, Robert Street and Varndell Street at their junctions with Hampstead Road (on the western side only) to facilitate the blue surface colouring.

 

Working hours will be 08:00 – 18:00, to reduce disruption for local residents by avoiding night works.

 

I’ve noted the diversion routes below:

 

Diversion for Hampstead Road southbound closure:

Camden High Street – Plender Street – Camden Street – Crowndale Road – Pancras Road – Midland Road – Euston Road

 

Local traffic diversion for side road closures:

Stanhope Street – Park Village East – Mornington Street

 

I hope this information is helpful. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions. I’ve also included a link to the website for our Streetspace initiative, where key temporary changes to support walking and cycling and make active travel more viable are explained in more detail: https://tfl.gov.uk/travel-information/improvements-and-projects/streetspace-for-london

 

With best wishes

 

Emily

 

Emily Fisher

Engagement Officer - West | Local Communities and Partnerships

Mobile: 07961 213577 | EmilyFisher@...

 

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Re: CCC Monthly Meeting on Monday (17th) + Hampstead Road

seymour susan
 

HI John, hope to join you this evening. Please send link.
best wishes
Susan


On Fri, 14 Aug 2020 at 18:05, John Chamberlain <john@...> wrote:
Don't forget our regular meeting on Monday - details plus draft agenda on the web at https://camdencyclists.org.uk/events/members-meeting-2020-08-17/ (apologies for short notice). Please let me know if you'd like to see anything else on the agenda.

Separately - I asked TfL whether cyclists could continue to use Hampstead Road during the planned closure of the southbound lane over the weekend of the 22nd/23rd and also what the plans were for the 13 month period starting next month when HS2 are taking half the road - see answers below (spoiler alert - "Yes" and "Working on it").

Have a good weekend - hope to see some of you on Monday.

 

Regards

John Chamberlain

 



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Subject: RE: Streetspace for London - Hampstead Road
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2020 16:07:23 +0000
From: Fisher Emily <EmilyFisher@...>
To: 'John Chamberlain' <john@...>


Hi John,

 

Please find responses to your two questions below.

 

Southbound cyclists can continue to use the facility on Hampstead Road and following your question the Project Manager is arranging for signage indicating this to be placed on the street.

 

Conversations are still ongoing with HS2, but we are hoping to retain as much as much cycle provision as possible. I will of course keep you updated as soon as I have any further information.

 

With best wishes,

 

Emily

 

Emily Fisher

Engagement Officer - West | Local Communities and Partnerships

Mobile: 07961 213577 | EmilyFisher@...

 

 

From: John Chamberlain <john@...>
Sent: 14 August 2020 14:39
To: Fisher Emily <EmilyFisher@...>
Subject: Re: Streetspace for London - Hampstead Road

 

Thanks, Emily. I have two questions:

  1. Will southbound cyclists be able to use Hampstead Road during the works or will they also need to use the diversion route?
  2. I understand that HS2 will be closing the northbound lanes of Hampstead Road between Varndell Street and Granby Terrace for 13 months from late September, with all traffic using the current southbound lane. I assume that this will mean that all the cycle facilities will have to be removed, or are there any plans to maintain protected lanes?

 

Regards

John

 

John Chamberlain

Coordinator

Camden Cycling Campaign

 

W: camdencyclists.org.uk

E: john@...

T: +44 20 7485 2685

M: +44 788 755 2391

 

On 14/08/20 12:17, Fisher Emily wrote:

Good afternoon,

 

I hope this email finds you well.

 

As part of the Mayor’s ‘Streetspace for London’ programme, we have been working to quickly transform London’s streets to accommodate increases in cycling and walking, as lockdown restrictions are eased.

 

At the beginning of June, we introduced temporary pop-up cycle facilities to aid safe active travel and social distancing in Camden on Hampstead Road, Oakley Square, Lidlington Place and Harrington Square. These urgent and necessary measures have provided quick-to-install cycle facilities to help protect those choosing to cycle on one of London’s known strategic cycling corridors. This has provided a route for cyclists in this area and enabled public transport to be used by those who need it most.

 

To complete the scheme, we will be installing a bus stop bypass near Netley Street, and applying blue surface colouring on the road. Both of these measures will improve cycle safety.

 

To put these measures in place, there will be a southbound closure of Hampstead Road from Harrington Square to Euston Road, from 08:00 on 22 August until 18:00 on 23 August. During this time southbound buses will be diverted. There will also be closures of Drummond Street, Robert Street and Varndell Street at their junctions with Hampstead Road (on the western side only) to facilitate the blue surface colouring.

 

Working hours will be 08:00 – 18:00, to reduce disruption for local residents by avoiding night works.

 

I’ve noted the diversion routes below:

 

Diversion for Hampstead Road southbound closure:

Camden High Street – Plender Street – Camden Street – Crowndale Road – Pancras Road – Midland Road – Euston Road

 

Local traffic diversion for side road closures:

Stanhope Street – Park Village East – Mornington Street

 

I hope this information is helpful. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions. I’ve also included a link to the website for our Streetspace initiative, where key temporary changes to support walking and cycling and make active travel more viable are explained in more detail: https://tfl.gov.uk/travel-information/improvements-and-projects/streetspace-for-london

 

With best wishes

 

Emily

 

Emily Fisher

Engagement Officer - West | Local Communities and Partnerships

Mobile: 07961 213577 | EmilyFisher@...

 

 

 

 

 

 




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