Minutes of Cycleways’ meeting 8 November 2017 (AGM)


Handed out copies of the Receipts and Payments Account for the year 2016-2017, highlighting the ring fenced £2063, £1280 for Leamington and £783 for Kenilworth, grant from WDC for school cycle training. Offered to approach other senior schools to see what interest there could be in cycle training, and a decision, through our councillors, would be made at the next AGM on how to deal with any surplus.

Membership: Currently stands at 66

Election of Officers: There was unanimous support for Tony to be the new Chairman with Peter continuing as the Treasurer. Rodney will be the Secretary, proposed by Tony, seconded by Katharina.

Review of 2016-2017

Many thanks to Flavia for her work on the design of the new Logo. Likewise, many thanks to Sandra for her work on producing the new version of the Newsletter.

This time last year, discussions started with the engineers on the Stanks Island scheme, just north of Warwick where the Birmingham road crosses over the A46. Significant additions for cyclists were obtained:

An off-road cycle path to connect St Michael’s road into the scheme.

A cycle route to Warwick Parkway station via the Budbrook Trading Estate.

These two links will provide a route to the station for people living in the north of Warwick.

Two other improvements were also made, one to the approach to the Toucan Xs, the other to increase the width of the refuges at crossings.

A46 Stoneleigh roundabout. Due to the interventions by Cllr Gifford, and supported by the Portfolio Holder, Cllr Jeff Clarke, WCC engineers agreed to provide a pedestrian/cycle route right through the planned new junction. There are still some other improvements required but these can be followed up with the project engineer.

Good to see Cllr Gifford taking a strong interest in K2L, and the Cycle Forum

This time last year WCC published, Healthy Travel Choices in Warwickshire. A publication that emphasises the health benefits of regular activity, such as cycling to work. It also highlights the hidden costs to the County of the inactivity.



Looking ahead to 2017-2018

K2L: continue to pursue this through the Warwick District Cycle Forum.

The need for WCC to properly consider the needs of vulnerable user groups in the crossing of side roads. Specifically where off-road cycle paths cross minor roads.

The missing link in Hampton Street in Warwick. Offered to write to the Jockey Club to get a resolution on the use of the internal track running in front of the Grandstand. Following recent note on the subject, Cllr Holland has responded by requesting that the problem of this link is discussed at the next Cycle Forum meeting.

Air Quality: Highlighted the recent article in the Courier, plus the response by a councillor. Will follow this up.

Samure Way. This is designated to provide the road link into the new housing development taking place to the west of Europa, in doing so it will cut through the existing Myton cycle path. Will contact Myton School for action.

Early notice of infrastructure schemes. Amongst all of us it was felt that earlier consultation with WCC would be beneficial. Will invite Cllr Gifford to our next meeting December 13th to discuss, also to identify which other councillors we could regard as allies.


























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