In this Newsletter:
A personal view from ther Brent Cyclists Co-ordinator: Brent is moving forward on cycling
Harrow's Cycle Strategy delayed, while bike lanes are removed
Vernon Drive path revisited
Bike Hangars for Brent
Brent Cyclists is the Brent group of the London Cycling Campaign
We exist to campaign for better cycling conditions in Brent, and to help more people to cycle in Brent.
LCC members who live in Brent are members of Brent Cyclists, and receive our newsletter along with the LCC magazine.
We also represent the interests of all who cycle, or would like to cycle, in Brent, and all interested may join our electronic mailing list.
January 2016: Brent proposes a scheme
involving a severe narrowing of Walm Lane (A407) near Willeden Green Staion. See attatched PDF. The scheme, extraordinairly, seems to have been designed by Sustrans, according to the stamp on the plan. Here is Brent Cyclists' response:
This is a our comment on Barnet's planning application ref. 15/06571/RMA from the Brent Cross Cricklewood developers for the rebuiilt Tempelhof Avenue bridge across the North Circular (with a segregated cycle track). Read more... »
We have learned from the council that funding is now in place via Transport for London to construct a segregated cycle route on the Brent section of Carlton Vale in South Kilburn. This is a plan for which Brent Cyclists has been campaigning for some time, and we are delighted at this news. If it goes through consultation successfully it will become the first on-road segregated cycle facilitiy in Brent. Taken together with other work in progressing some our other Space for Cycling Ward Asks and Top Ten Quick Wins, and the regular formal contact we now have with councillors and officers through a Cycle Forum, we consider and hope that this may mark the start of a new and more constructive era of co-operation between Brent Cyclists and the council, which we have often had to criticise in the past for a poor record of progressing cycling improvements.
Carlton Vale Read more... »
11 September 2015
Barnet Council passed the planning consents for many details of the northern part of the Brent Cross Cricklewood (BXC) regeneration scheme on 10 September. Included in these were details of the cycling infrastructure to be provided.
Cycling in Brent is not attractive enough to get many more women doing it, says Kingsbury mother of two Di Hurley, and the borough's ‘Summer of cycling’ publicity needs a reality check.
London Kidical Massive – a mass bike ride for kids – will take place in Regent's Park (not Hyde Park as at first announced) on Saturday 19 September at 12:00, and a group of parents and children will be starting from Cricklewood.
Further details soon. There is a Facebook plage to register your interest here.
Brent Cyclists deliver petition calling on the council to provide Space for Cycling
7 July 2015
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