- Stefano Casalotti and Jean Dollimore take over as joint coordinators from Paul Gasson who had served in that role for ten years.
- Camden Council committee accepted design proposals for the last section of the Seven Stations Link (Route 0) east of Judd Street
- Designs for LCN+ 6 through Montague Place and via corner of Russell Square; Bury Place- Newton Street: new contraflow cycle track at on the footway along New Oxford Street and High Holborn. Westbound cyclists will use the bus lane along the north side of the road.
- A new web site was designed by Andrew Conway and launched in June under the new domain name camdencyclists.org.uk. Andrew managed this website until he returned to US in October 2006.
- CCC Hustings for GLA elections attended by candidates from the main parties. We were stood up by Brian Coleman who in the end was elected – to our dismay
- Moved our regular meeting place from Castlehaven Community Centre to Primrose Hill Community Centre
- Leaflet: ‘Hop off your bike when you hop on the pavement’ with Camden, intensive participation in King Cross,
- deputations towards use of Bloomsbury Way bus lane, against Judd Street one-way and first attempt to get contraflow in Midland Road
- Stefano Casalotti led two rides with school children and parents
- Lionel Shapiro set up our new Flickr site; George Coulouris developed CCC Google maps showing cycle routes, parking and shops
- Regents Park: Broadwalk cycling on horizon. Hampstead Heath consultation… Report on Kings Cross cycling – Philip Loy.
- Montague Place contraflow
- LB Camden have Greenway funding for Camley-Agar link and Spaniards Road shared use path.
- Segregation debate led by Paul Braithwaite.
- Bike Bus with Hampstead Parochial started and continues with training of parents in 2008.
April 2007-May 08:
- Cllr Paul Braithwaite is appointed Camden Council Cycling Champion and stays in this role until May 2014. Leads Camden Périphérique each year from 2007.
- Some work (mainly signage) on the Routes 0 and 6 and Link 27.
- Meetings on the Bloomsbury Vision. Hampstead Heath: replied to Cycling Review. Cycle path on Spaniards Road; Inspection of Camden local east-west route.
- Demo. at St Pancras, Nov 2007. Results: improvements in cycle carriage/parking; Safety Review published April 2008; signage of spur to SSL; signage inside station in 2008 but still no proper way to cycle parking in 2014!
- email@example.com set up by Dominic Tinley – number of recipients grew from about 500 to over 1600 by 2014
- two series of maintenance workshops funded by Camden and organised by Velorution and repeated for several years.
- deputation about P2Ws in Bus Lanes;
- two-way cycling in Agar Place and changes to cycle track in St Pancras Way (safety measures)
- we were entertained by Imogen Gunner at the December festivities.
- Regents Park Broadwalk open to cycling after two year’s trials
- meagre concession of link to Savernake Bridge from the path on Hampstead Heath
- Agar-Camley link opened August 2009; Camden Council receives LCC award.
- Permeability (two-way cycling in one way streets) campaign started
- Cycle parking: 2-tier at Euston Station; Camden’s M-stands may help to increase provision
- London Cycle Hire scheme – started August 2010, expanded into Camden Town by 2012
- Permeability. Area-based scheme in Kings Cross to happen this summer plus a few others (Princess Road, Endsleigh Gardens). Council considering scheme for Fitzrovia.
- Seven Stations Relief route – Guliford Street, Russell Square, Montague Place, Bedford Square (work on two-way cycling about to start), Percy Street, Charlotte Street; Local Route – progress Park Village East, Plender Street
- Inspection rides. In Kings Cross, Camden Town and West Hampstead.
- Permeability: good quality area-based scheme in Kings Cross completed
- Seven Stations Relief Route: from Guilford Street via Russell Square and Bedford Square to Charlotte Street. All contraflows built, complete westbound, requires signage (still does in 2014)
- Road danger Camden Road and Kings Cross: Death of two cyclists, agitation against TfL via Camdenʼs Road Safety Scrutiny Panel, demonstrations.
- Inspection rides. In South Hampstead, South Camden and Kentish Town. Joined ride with Jenny Jones. audits of schemes e.g. Kings Cross permeability
- Input to designs for a two-way Tottenham Court Road.
- Air Quality Summit at Camden Town Hall: CCC stall and posters relating cycling to air quality
- The focus for last six months for LCC has been the Going Dutch mayoral campaign.
- Permeability: good quality area-based scheme in Fitzrovia and West Hampstead. Camden Council receives LCC award.
- Kentish Town Bike Workshop started with Transition Kentish Town (still continuing monthly)
- Participation in design of new scheme for Royal College Street
- Inspection rides: south Camden and Kentish Town; audits of schemes e.g. Fitzrovia and West Hampstead permeability
- Stefano Casalotti stood down as coordinator after 9 years leaving Jean on her own (for one year only)
- Borough-wide 20 mph limit on all roads in Camden except the ‘Red Routes’
- Royal College Street re-opens August 2013 (2m wide 1 way cycle tracks, light segregation (armadillos and planters), single motor lane. Camden receives London Transport Award; cycle counter put in April 2014 (numbers have increased by 100% since before the new scheme).
- Bloomsbury Way Contraflow Bus Lane open to cyclists Jan ’14; Cobden Junction : successful consultation on first cycle segregated junction in London
- Quick Wins Campaign initiated in Nov 2013 (and 4 already implemented).
- Started to use CycleScape for discussing consultations and other issues.
- Tavistock Place video August ’13; Outer Circle campaign website launch Sept ’13; Clerkenwell Boulevard. Campaign Launched summer ’13;Delancey-Pratt: design study for junction of Parkway-Delancey
Committee and Officers April 2004 - May 2014
2004–: Jean Dollimore (Joint coordinator 2004-13 and then Coordinator) , Stefano Casalotti (Joint coordinator 2004-13), Meade McCloughan (Secretary 2004-8 and then Treasurer) and John Chamberlain (rides coordinator, infrastructure and King Cross)
Helen Vecht 2005– Newsletter; Anne Boston 2006-11; James Brander (coordinator 1985-93) returned as treasurer 2005-9 and stayed on the committee until 2013; Dominic Tinley 2007-10; Richard Fletcher 2007-11; Colleen McCauley 2008-11; Alex McKinnell (secretary 2008-14); Angela Hobsbaum 2012– , Geoff Stillwell 2012– and Alex Santacreu 2012-14.George Coulouris 2013– and Ben Edmonds 2013–.
The ‘old guard’ gradually retired: Paul Gasson in 2005, Paul Gannon in 2006 and Jane Boardman in 2011
Meetings with Camden officers and councillors
We attended the WCRSAG (Walking, Cycling and Road Safety Action group) that met regularly until 2009. This was chaired first by Cllr Gerry Harrison and then by Cllr Julian Fulbrook, attended by local groups, councillors and officers.
Then from 2011-14 we met with John Futcher (leader of Planning team) and Simi Shah (leader of design team) – 2-3 of us attended together with Paul Braithwaite; the scope was widened as cycling was included in all the projects, the biggest being West End Project. Many ad-hoc meetings arranged to deal with particular projects e.g. Royal College Street. Recently we have also had meetings with TfL (e.g. Euston Circus, Camden Road and Kings Cross).
We have led feeders to mass rides and events including TfL Bike Fest, Prologue of Tour de France and to Hovis Freewheel, Sky ride, Big Ride
We have run rides to encourage new cyclists such as Alex Stredwick’s rides for women; Stefano’s rides with school children and parents, Agewell, James’s Park ride and Geoff’s rides from the Sidings to Brent Parks associated with training sessions.