June 11th at Primrose Hill Community Centre
Committee members present: Jean Dollimore (chair), Helen Vecht, Anne Boston, James Brander (notes)
Apologies from: Dominic Tinley, Meade McCloughan, John Chamberlain, Jane Boardman, Richard Fletcher, Stefano Casalotti
It was agreed that Alara’s kind offer of some of their products for free offer would be welcome for non-messy foods. Anything involving liquids would be hard to manage.
Dangerous junction prioritisation
Four categories of danger were defined:
- dangerous for even the most experienced cyclists
- difficult for all cyclists, but negotiable with special measures, including walking or stopping by the side of the road
- intimidating to less-experienced cyclists
- engendering a false sense of security (applied only to certain junctions on cycle tracks)
The list of 30+ junctions supplied by members in response to Jean’s web-wide request was allocated to one or other category on the basis of those present’ experience. Jean agreed to forward the prioritised list to Christopher Nichola at LB Camden.
Intelligent Space Review of cycling on Hampstead Heath
Jean circulated a copy of the document describing the process that would be undertaken. She offered to write to Simon Lee to request that, in the event of inadequate capacity being identified on any existing or planned shared-use track, the consultants should recommend remedial action.
Other Heath issues
Jean reported having received the bill for the notice in the Ham and High, and noted that the CNJ would bill us after publcation.
James agreed to print more flyers advertising the ride on July 1st
James described his first idea for a route for July 1st, which Jean offered to consider before publishing on the website.
The idea of our encouaging a coordinator to bring forward ideas for events in future Bike Weeks was deferred until the next meeting.
There had been no further communication from Sebastian regarding his availability to do Dr Bike at the breakfast. Jean agreed to forward any further information to James, who offered to help with the DR Bike if Sebastian couldn’t make it.
Anne reported on a meeting with British Waterways in which she raised the issue of the restricted towpath width on the Regent’s Canal through the King’s Cross Central development site. She was given the names of two contacts who are said to be responsible for implementing a segregated cycle track on this part of the towpath. She agreed to circulate these names.
The meeting was then joined by Konrad Manning, manager of Chamberlaine’s cycle shop in Kentish Town road, who was the evening’s guest speaker, as well as by Jane, Alex McKinnel, Cllr. Paul Braithwaite and George Coulouris.