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Brent & Harrow Cyclists Summer 2016 Newsletter

In this Newsletter

  • Presentation on Brent's new Cycle Strategy
  • Showing Green politicians around Brent Cross
  • Westminster council blocks development of the Carlton Vale cycle route over parking spaces
  • New superhighways receive overwhelming public support
  • Dates of council-provided maintenance and training sessions this summer

Brent Cyclists

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.

Cyclist injured at Olympic Way junction

We hear a sad report of a hit-and-run collision today at the junction of Fulton Road and Olympic Way, with a 15-year old cyclist injured. These details come from the Brent & Kilburn Times.

Scene of the incident photographed by our member Charlie Fernandes Read more... »

Walm Lane Public Realm Scheme

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:

Brent Cross Cricklewood replacement A406 Tempelhof Bridge

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... »

Campaign success: Brent plans its first on-road segregated cycle route

September 2015

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... »

Cycling and Brent Cross Cricklewood: a letter to the press

11 September 2015
 
Dear Sir,
 
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.

What cycling is really like for a woman in Brent

September 9, 2015 by Di Hurley

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.

Brent Cyclists deliver Space for Cycling petition to council

PRESS RELEASE

Brent Cyclists deliver petition calling on the council to provide Space for Cycling

7 July 2015

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