Cycleways’ meeting 12th February 2020

Eco-Fest 31st May, Promoted by WDC

Gazebo – suggested that we bought a 3mx3m one for £290, which was agreed. Insurance, will check on this with Cycling UK (). Initial thoughts on a cycle ride, up to Newbold Common and back via the canal tow path, will require a leader and two at the rear, with hi-vis vests. Any other ideas on a route?

Web site

Outlined some useful notes from an ex web page designer who had met to identify ways of improving on our existing site. Suggests that we use a WIX platform (cost around £220 pa), and that the running of the site is shared by say four of us. We could also offer advertising space to bike shops/cafes to help fund the site. The web site group to agree and implement the proposals.

Peace Festival

Certificate of insurance required, as for Eco-Fest. Theme Air Quality linked into work being done with the Air Quality group.

Other events

Leamington Town Assembly, Monday 6th April, Town Hall, “Clean Air for Leamington”, all are welcome

International Women Day Monday 9th March Sydni Centre, “Clean Air”

Warwickshire Pride event in August

Newsletter

Articles by 1st March, please

Warwickshire Heritage and Culture Society

Meets at Shire Hall, had highlighted to them the contribution that cycling and sustainable modes of transport can play in preserving our heritage.

Kenilworth

Proposal by the Town Council to place an iron bicycle at the clock tower to commemorate the original builder of the modern bicycle.

Abbey Fields consultation of cycle access is being undertaken with the result expected 20/21

Commented on the demonstration of electric pods at the Unv, but such a scheme is a distraction to the real transport needs. Reported that a new head of transport planning has been appointed.

Marketing and promotion.

Have been in touch with Coventry Unv with the idea of providing Cycleways as a case study to develop some ideas on how to market it. Also, highlighted the use of pop-up posters outside schools to warn motorists. Useful having some thoughts and inputs on promotion.

Cycle Forum report back from the meeting 14th Jan

Unfortunately some of the items on the attached list were not discussed:

  • Warwick Racecourse
  • Hampton Road
  • Sydenham cycle path

Of the others:

  • Coventry Road cycle route, looking at other possibilities.
  • Tachbrook Road/Heathcote Road junction, although the required Toucan crossing was omitted when the Tachbrook Road cycle route was built, back in 2008, WCC highways still say that nothing can be done until new section 106 money becomes available.
  • Emscote Road – WCC have sent our scheme to Sustrans for comment. We submitted the scheme 7 months ago.
  • K2L – The focus is on getting the route details resolved, possibly this Autumn, before any discussions can take place on the route into Leamington or connecting in to the Greenway and on to Warwick Unv.
  • Crossing of side roads by an off road cycle path. No satisfactory answer given. Here it would be is worth referring to the WCC Cabinet Report on Cycling Infrastructure, 11/10/18, item 3, which states, the West Midlands Cycling Design Guidance is recognised…….complemented by ongoing best practice research…….to delivering high quality, innovative and effective cycling schemes.

The views of those present at the meeting very much reiterated the views expressed by the public at the Air Quality Summit held at Leamington Town Hall last December. WCC highways are content to discuss but show little serious inclination to get to grips with the issues.

Next meeting 11th March

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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