Minutes of Camden Cycling Campaign Business Meeting on 10th January 2005
Present: James Brander (chair), Stefano Casalotti, John Chamberlain, Jean Dollimore, Daniel Glaser, Meade McCloughan (minutes) and Helen Vecht.
Apologies: David Arditti, Paul Gannon and Paul Gasson.
• Jean to book herself onto the Designing for Cyclists conference in Nottingham (April) and benefit from the concessionary rate for voluntary groups.
Speakers for future meetings
• Jean needs the name of any speaker for the February meeting by the 15th January in order to get the details in the forthcoming newsletter.
• Stefano to try again for John Adams (UCL) for February; if successful, to let Jean and James know.
• James to ask Bob Davis, Hammersmith & Fulham Cycling Officer and co-founder to the Road Danger Reduction Forum for February; if successful, to let Jean and Stefano know.
• Daniel to approach Boris Johnson, M.P. for April.
• Jean to approach Hugh McLintock [at the April conference?].
• Daniel mentioned a book recently serialized on Radio Four about the early days of cycling – he to investigate further via the BBC website.
• Other ideas: someone involved with the Kensington & Chelsea Exhibition Road scheme; Steve Norris; Dugald Gonsal, former head of engineering at Camdenn.
• It was decided to hold a cyclists’ tea/Dr Bike at Byng Place on Thursday 7th April.
Bike maintenance workshops
• It was decided to have Dr Bike sessions at members’s meetings (starting at 7:30 pm) alternating with speaker meetings (and so starting in March).
• Jean to follow up Ross Corben’s email about the Hillview Estate person.
• Should CCC invest in a tool-kit?
• We could also run little training sessions on: ‘mini-massing’; first-aid.
CCC web site
• Jean to ask Andrew to look into installing a ‘hits-counter’ on the website – may take some time.
• Google can provide voluntary groups with information about how people are accessing their websites.
• Suggestions about grants we could apply for needed. We could inquire via the LCC borough groups newsgroup about the kinds of grants other borough groups have been successful in obtaining.
• James needs people to whom CCC owes money to submit their invoices for last year as he needs to prepare the accounts.
• James to remind Jane about any invoices from the December social.
Attendance at upcoming meetings
• WCRSAG, 2nd February: James can make this (Jean can’t).
• LCC, cpec, 1st February: John can make this.
• LCC, Borough Coordinators meeting, 3rd March: Stefano should be able to make this.
Latest on A201 CRISP
• Jean had written to Richard Pearson, head of LCN+, asking whether alternatives to the A201 could be considered as part of this process. LCN will look into the possibility of doing this, but it will mean crossing various highway authorities’ boundaries.
• The unsatisfactoriness of having cycle route planning constrained by arbitrary or irrelevant highway authority boundaries was emphasized.
• Jean to pursue this issue with Festus at LCN, copying the correspondence to Richard Pearson.
Final CRISP Report on the A5/LCN+ Route 5
• Much to our disappointment, the consultant’s final report is now recommending that the LCN+ route five proceed straight up the A5. This appears to be largely as a result of the preferences of the London Borough of Brent. The final decision could therefore be objected to on the basis that it didn’t take into account the stakeholders’ wishes.
• Jean to contact Jeremy Parker (Barnet LCC) and Patrick Rogan (Brent LCC) and Brian Dalton and see whether they would be willing to join us in asking LCN+ (Richard Pearson ) to reject the Report’s decision.
LCN+ Link 27
• Jean , John and Meade to meet to draw up proposals for Link 27 (Tottenham Court Road to Tufnell Park) in time for the March CCC members’ meeting.
Minutes of Camden Cycling Campaign Main Meeting on 13th December 2004
Present: as above, plus Alex, George Coulouris, Lionel Shapiro and Sela Yair.
Apologies: Mayer Hillman and others.
London Borough of Camden Scrutiny Panel on Parking
• John led a ‘brainstorming’ session on motor traffic parking, which generated a wide range of ideas. John to write these up as a draft submission to the Scrutiny Panel and circulate via the newsgroup.