APOLOGIES: Mo Morgan, Alex Forrest, John Gilbert, Rob Cope, John Smits, Alan Rowden, Chris Tranchell, Bill Ogden, Paul Alexander.
WHAT IS HAPPENING AT SBG -
The right hand feeder lane to the Advanced Stop Lane has been moved to the left hand side. Someone somewhere listens to us - perhaps Colin Glendenning in the Highways dept. Hurray.
And the toilet block which makes such an interesting image with the cycle crossing leading straight into it? Perhaps it will be with us until the end of the year at least.
LIAISON MEETING -
This meeting with Chris Bainbridge will be at 5.45pm on Tuesday 10 May at the new Emerald Centre, Beadon Road. John Griffiths, Louanne, and John Smits are expected to go along. If you wish to come along please contact John Griffiths. These meetings are very useful contact with the Council.
KING STREET IMPROVEMENTS /MODIFICATIONS /REDECORATIONS
There appears to be no real public consultation on this as it is considered as merely redecoration / upgrading.
Phase 1 is expected to start next week. This is the first stretch going from the Gyratory up to Leamore street. The crossing by Pret-a-manger will be removed and put further down the road. Will they have barriers to stop people crossing elsewhere? It will be very tempting to cross when the traffic is stopped at lights.
This planning is driven by TfL's Network Management thinking, where the priority is to get traffic off the gyratory.
The leaflet says "It is the council's vision that with these streetscape improvements our streets will be made more pleasant and safe."
Hounslow high street is an example of a people friendly zone. It has no cars.
John will write to Phil Nicholls asking about barriers, pressing for a 20mph speed limit, and whether the crossing near the gyratory can be made wider, as it is planned to be part of a cycle route, and will carry more people than before.
BIKEWEEK EVENT -
Evening Barbecue / Picnic on
a sandy beach by the Thames. Watch the sun set over the river. In case
it is chilly bring warm clothes and something to sit/lie on. Bring food
and drink. If you bring food for the barbecue, please be prepared to look
after it yourself. Explore this perfect spot to relax in the very heart
of London. If you plan to take a paddle or a dip wear something on feet.
Low tide is around Midnight.
BIKEWEEK EVENT -
[If you want to be involved in the planning or promotion of this event please contact John. The planning is progressing well. Our next planning meeting on MONDAY 9 MAY at 6pm. Your chance to be involved.]
At Parsons Green, Fulham, SW6
Ranging from colours used on cycle maps, teaching and students at local colleges, fords, maps on the internet, etc.
John had expenses of £12.41 for refreshments
DATE FOR NEXT MEETING
Tuesday 7 June 7.30pm at the info centre.
John Griffiths [chair / co-ordinator]