NOTES OF HFCYCLISTS MEETING
At the home of Julie Askins
PRESENT: Julie Askins, Philip Loy, John Griffiths, Phil Lamond, Susie Gretz.
APOLOGIES: Paul Alexander, Gwen Cook, Paul Saunderson, Sophie Gisbert.
CO-OPERATION WITH OTHER LCC
Philip and others have contributed over the Westfield Cycling Strategy by giving input over Holland Park roundabout.
We could seek places where illegal parking in rush hours restricts both cyclist and other traffic flows. And use such places to press for tighter control. Any suggestions?
RB of Kensington and Chelsea have announced the trial of cyclists using some one-way streets in the opposite direction. LBHF are watching this trial with interest. Any suggestions of suitable streets for a trial here in LBHF?
BIKE WEEK EVENTS - 14 - 22 June
BikeWeek is a collection of events and rides promoting and celebrating cycling across the UK. see http://www.bikeweek.org.uk/ Some selected ones below.
Saturday 14 June, 3pm assembly,
for 3.30pm departure
GREENFEST on Sunday 15 June 1-5pm. By the river in Hammersmith. see www.greenfest.org.uk. If you want to be involved as a volunteer contact John as below. You get a T-shirt and might feel good.
Ride to the Roebuck on Richmond
For other rides / events in
HFCYCLIST STAND AT GREENFEST
SBG / WESTFIELD
A covering letter from the agents of Westfield explains that they are not going to do what is covered in the cycling strategy and implementation plan. Instead of share use of the space between the Central line station and the bus stops at the entrance to Westfield, they are apparently going to send cyclists in amongst the buses. [this has since been explained as a typing error, a confusion between what on-carriageway and off-carriageway means].
The plans also appear to include putting cyclists into danger when they enter or leave the carriageway. Particularly - expecting cyclists to leave the carriageway of the Uxbridge rd through the mass of people waiting to cross the road on a busy crossing outside the Central line station. With buses breathing down your neck. That is for the safe route avoiding the carriageway of the Holland Park roundabout.
In discussions with Councillors and officers there is hope that this may be remedied. John has recently met the new Chair of the planning committee, Cllr Alex Chalk, who has taken an interest in this, and Cllr Eugenie White continues to be interested.
John has filed a rapid objection to the planning application before any unknown closing date precludes this, and will file a more considered one. He will write to the relevant Councillors explaining the situation.
John will be writing a separate email to the group very soon concerning this and how each of you may file an objection concerning your safety. [Have since heard that comments / objections can be received on the planning site until 4 July 08, and may be received later]
DATE / PLACE FOR NEXT MEETING
Notes written by Julie Askins,
secretary of hfcyclists / and John Griffiths
chair / co-ordinator of hfcyclists
OUR WEBSITE www.hfcyclists.org.uk