September 2023 Newsletter
from the local group of
London Cycling Campaign in Camden
In this month’s newsletter we have:
- Oxford Street – What About Cycling? (Respond by 31/08/23)
- Battersea Bridge Protest Ride
- Crowndale Road Consultation (Closes 10/09/23)
- CNJ Cycling Special Issue: “Camden’s a borough leader In cycling”
- CNJ article ‘Slow travel’ sees fast growth from tourists
- Kentish Town Bike Workshop
- CCC Monthly Meeting
- Camden Cyclists’ Ride to Lea Valley
- Kidical Mass Ride Marshal Training
- Safe Streets Now: National Day of Action
- Transport, Climate, Action! TAN Campaigners Conference, Kings Cross
- Tavistock Place Infra Update and History
- Landor Liveable Neighbourhoods 2023: 62 page guide
Oxford St Consultation by 31/08!
Consultation on Oxford Street: please share and respond––by tomorrow!
Westminster City Council has announced £60m plans for Oxford Street & area––but while they are taking cycling seriously elsewhere in the borough, they are not here—in fact things could be made worse for the 4,500 cycle trips per day. The council should be bolder and emulate Camden’s Tottenham Court Road (TCR) scheme, where all vehicles can get to & from TCR, but only buses and cycles can travel through it.
West End through traffic needs to be reduced or removed entirely; this would be a huge benefit for residents and visitors.
Respond now––click on the link below!
LCC Battersea Bridge Protest
Thursday, 7 September, 6pm
Assemble at “In Town” sculpture––a large paved garden area with dropped kerb entry at the southern side of the bridge
LCC invites members, supporters, residents and everyone––to attend a solemn cycle protest across Battersea bridge, to mark the ongoing toll of collisions, one month after a 27-year old woman was killed cycling across the bridge.
LCC demands rapid action, safe cycling and an end to the toll of serious and fatal collisions on Battersea Bridge and surrounding area from TfL, the Mayor, Wandsworth Council & RBKC
More Details Here
Crowndale Road Consultation
Camden Council are consulting on the introduction of protected cycle lanes on Crowndale Road, between Royal College Street and Bayham Street.
The scheme is not perfect but we think everyone should support it, with a request for its extension to connect with the Mornington Crescent and Arlington Road LTN.
Closes Sunday, 10 September 2023.
See our web page about the consultation here.
Respond to the Consultation
Camden New Journal Cycling Special Issue
Jon Snow: Cycling is the ultimate independence
By Anna Lamche (page 11)
“Camden’s a borough leader in cycling”
“The whole of the time that I was at ITN, which was 30 years or so, I cycled into work… at work, it often got me scoops: I often got there before anybody else. It was a godsend, and I could never understand why more people didn’t do it.”
Read the CNJ E-Edition
‘Slow travel’ sees fast growth
CCC’s Stephen Taylor interviewed by Anna Lamche for CNJ’s Cycling Special after he recently returned from a cycling tour of Europe, through France, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands
The best trip of your life could be within cycling distance…”Cyclists travelling through Europe often enjoy greater road safety than in England, thanks to decades of investment and early intervention from European governments…We need to live more lightly on the Earth…I came back feeling much more grounded”.(image: Stephen Taylor)
Read the Article
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.
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Kentish Town Health Centre, 2 Bartholomew Road, Kentish Town, London, NW5 2BX
More Details Here
CCC Monthly Meeting
Monthly meetings take place on the third Monday of each month at 7:30pm. For the foreseeable future, these will be conducted online.
Check nearer the time for full agenda details; items so far include:
- Kilburn High Road
- Quarterly Councillors meeting update
Date: Monday, 18 September 2023
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
View Meeting Details
CCC Ride to Lea Valley
Sunday, 10 September: Lea Valley Ride via Olympic Park, along the towpath and back via Finsbury Park; easy paced, family oriented ride, 18-24 miles on (mostly) quiet roads, cycleways and towpath.
Meet at Hampstead Heath tennis courts, Highgate Rd NW5 1RP 10:15am for 10:30am start (returning 4:30pm)
Or Caledonian Park entrance, off Shearling Way 10:50
Or Islington Town Hall, Upper St N1 2ZE 11:00
emailing or texting the ride leader.
Feeder route from/to Sidings Community Centre
Ride Marshal Training Kidical Mass/LCC Ride Marshal Training
Saturday, 9 September, 10am––1pm
The Allen Hall, Unit 1 Dobson Court, Bourne Estate, London, EC1N 7AA
Introduction for people who would like to be more involved with rides in their local group or with other groups around London. It is also a refresher course for people who already lead rides, and open to anyone considering volunteering as a ride leader with LCC; suitable for cyclists confident riding on the road in challenging circumstances.
Safe Streets Now – Day of Action Saturday, 30 September at 11am
We will stand together in a series of co-ordinated nationwide events, to reclaim our space, find our peace and demand justice for the victims of road violence. Someone is killed or injured on UK roads every 16 minutes; ruining lives and creating a climate of fear that limits children’s freedom to play and makes walking, wheeling or scooting angst ridden rather than joyful.
Decades of prioritising the car has compromised our safety and taken away space, only for it to be clogged with traffic.
Victims rarely see justice, as perpetrators are free to drive for months (or years) before their trial––even after killing someone.
Safe Streets Now is a grassroots coalition of community groups across the UK, backed by national road safety organisations. Contact us to get involved.
TAN – Transport, Climate, Action!
Transport Action Network: Campaigners Day,
Regents Wharf, 8 All Saints St, London N1 9RL
Saturday, 30 September 2023 10am – 5pm
Inspiring people to share ideas about active travel, public transport, fighting new roads, and tackling climate change and air pollution. Our aim is to give local transport, climate and countryside and nature campaigners an opportunity to share ideas and inspiration. We will celebrate successes and look at priorities for the next 12 months, before a general election, and in the face of extraordinary backlashes to health and climate action.
2023 has some notable anniversaries: 30th of first national anti-roads conference and major protests at Twyford Down; 60th of the infamous Beeching report.
Speakers: Jonathan Bray, Roxanne de Beau, Isabelle Clement, Claire Haigh, Roger Harrabin, Lisa Hopkinson, Prof Glenn Lyons, David Milner & Stefan Rollnick
More Details Here
‘Tavi’ Place Infra Update
…and a brief history: from Jean Dollimore’s talk at CCC’s meeting 21 August 2023
Camden is to upgrade 6 junctions starting October 2023, replace the orcas with kerbs and widen the footway where space is available. This work has been outstanding since 2018.
Tottenham Court Road; Gower Street; Bedford Way Woburn Place; Marchmont Street; Judd Street/Hunter Street
More Details Here
ULEZ Scrappage: E-Bikes
ULEZ Support Offers : Several organisations are providing offers & promotions to support the scrappage scheme. Exclusive scrappage offers include:
- Bike, e-bike & e-scooter hire or subscriptions
- Bike & e-bike & scooter purchase
- Cargo & e-cargo bike purchase
- Car & van clubs/rental
TfL has secured a range of great deals that can help you to save money and use greener, cleaner forms of transport. Most of these offers are from companies outside of TfL, so visit the company website for details and read their terms & conditions.
More Details Here
Landor Liveable N’bourhoods
Extract: Strategy To Re-Allocate Parking Spaces To Other Uses In Lambeth
Currently, 94% of kerb space in Lambeth is allocated to parked vehicles. Under a £31.7m plan, the Council aims to transfer 25% of the kerbside to bus lanes, street trees, rain gardens, parklets and cycle parking as well as car club and disabled bays, pledging to significantly cut onstreet parking as it seeks to meet its net zero target by 2030.
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