Been a long time and I think this is very much over due.
Items on the agenda:
1) News on the BaNES Cycling Walking and Accessibility Forum (none as of today and am chasing with Paul Crossley
2) Cross-Groups Bath Die-In Protest. That last email from Cllr Clarke made me angry (https://www.facebook.com/groups/CycleBath/permalink/1155344674511775/
). This will need Police co-ordination. (Adam Reynolds
& Dick Daniel
to coordinate with other groups)
3) Bath Bike Jumble (Tim Beadle
now heading this up).
4) Council to implement an Inclusive Cycling Campaign? (All routes should cope with a 2.8m long by 1.2m wide cycle design vehicle) (Need somebody to lead on this.)
5) Construction update covering Bellotts Road Bridge and Destructor Bridge. (Any others?)
6) Tube maps and a vision for Bath.
7) Cycle Racks on Buses update. (DfT now have their cycling officer involved.)
8) Let’s talk about Cllr Clarke’s exceptionally ignorant email (https://www.facebook.com/groups/CycleBath/permalink/1155344674511775/)
9) Street Diets as part of road resurfacing programmes.
10) Keynsham is getting active.
Anything else people want to raise, please add to comments.
We’ll be meeting at 7pm in the New Inn, Monmouth Place.
The local farmer closes the path for his annual pheasant shoots on the dates listed. (Nov. 5th is a Saturday). Note the alternative route for walkers can get very muddy.
If we’re going to have a conversation about cycling in Bath and North East Somerset we need to be able to know where we are starting from and where we want to end up. More importantly we need a way of talking to individual councillors and asking them, what they are doing about “their” patch.
So something that was started as a project at a Bath Hacked “Celebrate the City” hackathon, has very quickly, over the last couple of days, evolved into something rather powerful:
Continue reading Bath Cycle Network Quality Audit
Following some chat on Facebook about how the cycle routes through Radstock are in the process of changing I thought I would try and clear up some of the current confusion.
Prior to 22nd August 2016 the “Colliers’ Way” cycle route left town in the direction of Kilmersdon, Mells and Frome via Church Street and Meadow View. This was always intended to be a temporary route, pending redevelopment of the former Radstock West Station site (once a busy station on the GWR Bristol and North Somerset branch) since the cycle route opened in 2004.
Continue reading You’ll Never Leave…
It’s quite interesting how you can end up with strange bedfellows within a Facebook group and have interesting, if unfortunately fruitless conversations. However I do think that the 44 ton truck driver I was in discussion with had some interesting points that needed addressing.
Do I think, that in anyway, I changed his viewpoint? I hope so. Some of what he stated and believed is quite scary, and if we, as a society, want to create better road spaces that provide facilities that enable people to make real choices to move away from the private vehicle, then we need to bring these truck drivers with us.
More importantly this discussion is about councils being honest with the way roads are perceived and how different types of traffic should be using them.
Continue reading Why “sharing the road” has failed