August 2023 Newsletter
from the local group of
London Cycling Campaign in Camden
In this month’s newsletter we have:
- C41 Cycleway Report on new alignment
- Sadiq Khan wins High Court ULEZ battle
- Healthy Streets Scorecard 2023 – LB Camden results
- Silvertown Tunnel Consultation – make your views known
- 60% cycle more after trying E-bike sharing says Lime
- Next Monthly Meeting
- Kentish Town Bike Workshop
C41 Cycleway Report on New Alignment
TfL has installed signage along a cycle route between Euston Station and High Holborn. This route follows Phoenix Road, Midland Road, Judd Street, Hunter Street and Lamb’s Conduit Street and Red Lion Street.
You can see this route in the context of TfL’s cycle route map.
If you’d like to learn more about the many recent changes that have improved this route, click below to read the article by Jean Dollimore.
Sadiq Khan Wins High Court ULEZ Battle
Sadiq Khan wins High Court ULEZ battle clearing way for Greater London expansion.
Sadiq Khan on Friday confirmed he was pressing ahead with the ULEZ expansion at the end of August, after winning a landmark ruling at the High Court.
Mr Justice Swift on Friday morning rejected the bid from five councils––Bexley, Bromley, Harrow and Hillingdon, along with Surrey county council––to have the proposed expansion – which will now go ahead on August 29 – ruled unlawful.
Healthy Streets Scorecard 2023: Camden Results
The Healthy Streets coalition annual scorecard marks boroughs delivering on six key measures shown to reduce car use and enable active travel.
Top performing London boroughs in 2023 are City, Islington, Hackney and Camden.
100% of Camden’s roads are now 20mph, a significant commitment to reducing road danger. It has also made small but steady progress on introducing protected cycle track (8.7% in 2023, and the best inner London score, excluding the City), low-traffic neighbourhoods (23% in 2023––some way to go to match Hackney’s 69%) and controlled parking zones (96% coverage).
Camden is third overall, behind Islington and Hackney and was acknowledged as top ‘Inner London borough performing better than expected based on housing density’.
FULL DETAILS HERE
Consultation for Silvertown Tunnel Cycle Carriage
TfL has launched a new consultation on how it intends to get people with cycles through it.
Let TfL know what you think.
Despite promises to toll both this, and the existing Blackwall Tunnel, Silvertown tunnel will send a percentage of lethal HGVs, cars and some buses from Greenwich into Newham.
Short of repurposing the £2.5 billion costs into something useful for active travel for London, click below to find out more about alternatives.
RESPOND TO THE CONSULTATION
60% Cycle More After Trying E-bike Sharing Say Lime
One of Europe’s largest e-bike sharing businesses, Lime, says that 60% of its users will tend to cycle more trips, more often once they have begun using the service.
Critically, women have historically felt less comfortable cycling, but E-bike schemes like Lime’s report a 73% greater appetite to cycle for this demographic. 24% of female users of Lime’s E-bikes say they have never cycled before the availability of the shared bikes locally.
Lime riders feel that the availability of bikes has improved access to workplaces and shopping centres; one in four riders believe the share bikes have a positive economic impact.
Cycle parking delivers 5X higher retail spend per square metre than car parking spaces; consumers also tend to spend longer in town centres.
Next Monthly Meeting
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Monthly meetings take place on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 pm – online unless otherwise notified.
Check nearer the time for the full agenda.
MORE DETAILS HERE
Kentish Town Bike Workshop
Experienced mechanics will help you to check and make minor repairs to your bike.
Bookings are no longer needed so just drop in.
Date: 14th Aug 2023
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Kentish Town Health Centre
2 Bartholomew Road
Kentish Town, London, NW5 2BX
MORE DETAILS HERE
Get a Free Pump With LCC Membership
Camden Cyclists is the local group of the London Cycling Campaign. We rely on our members to enable the work we do.
For a limited period, we’ll be sending out a Lezyne Pressure Drive pump to new members.*
Already a member? Refer a friend and you’ll both receive pumps!
*Offer applies to Individual and Household membership purchased via Direct Debit.
FIND OUT MORE
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