Camden Cyclists e-Newsletter November 2014
Dates for your diary:
Monday 17 November 7.30-9.30pm
Members’ Meeting will be held as usual at Primrose Hill Community Association, 29 Hopkinsons Place, NW1 8TN. It follows our Committee/Business Meeting at 6:30, to which all interested members are welcome.
Brian Deegan, Principal Technical Specialist – Cycling – at TfL and author of the latest version of the London Cycling Design Standards, will be coming to talk on
The cycling theory of everything:
from network planning to scheme design
‘I can show the 5 steps to designing a cycle network, then look at new concepts in Link and junction design that will work within our regulations but also meet Dutch and Danish standards. . . ‘
Monday 1 December 6:30-8:30pm
Kentish Town Bike Workshop
Kentish Town Health Centre, 2 Bartholomew Road, London NW5 2AJ
Bring your bike for a check up and advice as to how to fix it. You’ll work on your own bike with help from a mechanic.
Workshops are held in association with Transition Kentish Town. They are free, but donations welcome. More details on our website.
Join us for drinks at the Abbey Tavern nearby, after the Workshop.
Monday 15 December 7.30-9.30pm
Members’ Meeting & Seasonal Celebration will be held as usual at Primrose Hill Community Association, 29 Hopkinsons Place, NW1 8TN. It follows our Committee/Business Meeting at 6:30, to which all interested members are welcome
New Smartphone App for Air Quality
airtext provides an app so that you can receive a text warning you of poor air quality. This may appeal to someone who is sensitive to poor air quality or gets wheezy on bad air days. For Camden, text ‘airtext 151’ to 78070.
By cycling you are already doing your bit to improve the air quality in London, or at least not to make it worse.
Royal College Street Route Extension
The consultation on Royal College Street – Southern extension – is open till 14 November; details here: https://consultations.wearecamden.org/culture-environment/pancrasroad
While welcoming this proposal, which will provide a safer cycle route between Kentish Town and St Pancras, Camden Cyclists recognises that there are some details which are not satisfactory and will work with Camden to resolve them. It would be helpful if you could indicate whether you are broadly in favour of these plans; Camden needs to hear from you!
Want more Bikehangars?
Camden is looking for locations where these are needed. If you have nowhere safe, accessible and weather-proof to store your bike, but there might be room to install one of these on the street, contact Angela Hobsbaum (firstname.lastname@example.org), who will pass your request on to Camden.
This is what they look like:
Need Better Bike Parking?
Ever needed to leave your bike outside a shop, cafe, or cinema but there are no racks nearby? Camden are putting in a lot more racks on the street, but if you know a place which could do with more, please email Angela Hobsbaum with precise details of the location.
Report incidents that almost result in a collision on http://collideosco.pe
That way the local authority can be informed and statistics can be reported. The Bespoke project is a partner in this scheme.
Future Meetings and Events
We’d love to hear your ideas for future meetings, guest speakers, rides and other events. Join us at a meeting and let us know or email Angela with your suggestions.
Camden Cyclists on the web and Twitter
We also discuss infrastructure issues on Cyclescape http://www.cyclescape.org