NOTES OF HFCYCLISTS MEETING
Tuesday 8 January 2008, 7.15pm for 7.30pm
NOTE CHANGE FROM NORMAL VENUE
- clash at Info Centre
At 122c Edith rd, West Kensington,
W14 9AP [home of John Griffiths, corner of Edith road and North End rd.
There is cycle parking outside in the street.
PRESENT: John Griffiths, Chintan Makwana, Phil Lamond, John Gilbert, Amanda
Carter, Sophie Gisbert.
APOLOGIES: Stephen Burke, Mo
Morgan, Gwen Cook, Roger de Freitas, Susie Gretz, Louanne Tranchell, Chris
Tranchell, Paul Alexander, David Marsh, John Smits
GENERAL DISCUSSION CYCLING
IN THE NEWS
On recent news items - including cyclist attacked by white van men on
Wood Lane as he was impeding their progress - potholes - St Ann's rd pedestrian
MEDIA MATERIALS GROUP
Amanda is launching this group to promote aspects of cycling using audio
/ visual means. Amanda will write an email explaining the purpose and
asking interested people to join an email group she has set up. Not specifically
for hfcyclists, more LCC- London wide.
The awareness of our group is probably not very high amongst the general
population of local cyclists. John will print of some 1/3 A4 size flyers.
Phil and Sophie will help disseminate them to libraries etc. Perhaps with
dispensers. Good to hand out flyers to cyclists you meet if you carry
some on you.
We now have a facebook page. If you're going to join facebook please consider
how much personal info you want to share with everyone in the world.
The design of the hfcyclists website has not changed much over the last
few years. Phil has agreed to look at how it might be improved. The purpose
is to attract people and give them the info they want, or that would be
of interested to them. Any comments on the type of material to be on it
gratefully received. Earlier in the day Louanne questioned the suitability
of having the accident map on the website without fuller information.
CRAP CYCLE LANES
An interesting little book at £4.99. A collection of photos from
the Warrington site
Order your copy from www.eye-books.com
RIDES, EVENTS, ETC?
Phil and Sophie will lead a ride this weekend, probably along the Canal.
Will wait to see weather forecast nearer day. At the moment Saturday looks
more promising. Probably meet at 10.30am beside the canal under the Scrubs
SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN bus route
With the presence of Westfield
there are planned changes to bus routes. A bit strange that this consultation
is only after the majority of changes are all ready prescribed by the
planned road layout.
It would be of advantage to
pedestrians and cyclists if buses no longer used the cut through at the
apex of the Common. It would also be advantageous for the redesign of
the common as otherwise there would be a lot of dead space near the apex.
There will only be about one bus every three minutes using the cut-through,
and these could be redirected around the roundabout, or otherwise dealt
with. You may wish to make this point.
and go to White City
SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN exhibition
I would like to inform you
that the first major public exhibition of the revised proposals will take
place between Wednesday 23 and Tuesday 29 January inclusive. It will be
on show in the foyer of the W12 Shopping Centre and the consultants will
be there from 9.00am to 1.00pm on Wednesday 23 and Saturday 26 January
to answer any queries. I should be grateful if you could encourage members
of your organisation to visit the exhibition or view the plans on our
web site www.lbhf.gov.uk during the week of the exhibition. A questionnaire
for recording comments will be available at the venue and on the website.
[From Steve Davies lbhf]
You might wish to comment that
we expect cycle routes that are adequate for the number of cyclists expected,
and that are integrated with facilities on the road. Also they should
not invite conflict with pedestrians.
John Griffiths will be going to a meeting on their Cycling Strategy on
18 January when their latest proposals will hopefully be of benefit to
The LCC recommends that cyclists should obey traffic signals and the highway
code. We felt it would be good if police activity was directed towards
dangerous anti-social behaviour from all road users.
GREENFEST West London, planned
for Sunday 15 June 2008
AGM of hfcyclists
We will delay the AGM / Annual Meeting until May to fit in with the new
LCC financial year. It will be on 6 May 2008. If anyone has ideas for
an interesting speaker, please let me know.
The group today enjoyed the more welcoming atmosphere of a home rather
than the info centre. We will try meeting in peoples homes. The next meeting
will be here again, and we see how it goes. Sophie will bring a cake.
John had expenses of £19.08 refreshments and £10.58 web fee
DATE OF NEXT MEETING
5 February 2008
At 122c Edith rd, West Kensington, W14 9AP [home of John Griffiths, corner
of Edith road and North End rd. There is cycle parking outside in the
John Griffiths [chair / co-ordinator]
020 7371 1290 / 07789 095 748
OUR WEBSITE www.hfcyclists.org.uk