Present: Clare, Neil, Eric, Stuart Mottershaw (Leicestershire Police, manages Safe Pass programme)
City Ride, 25 August:
Martin Bujdoso is organising an area at King Power stadium, to demonstrate bike safety issues with different road users – Biffa truck fitted with safety features, First Bus, etc. Stuart can’t be there but has arranged for a colleague to bring the Close Pass mat and the VR headsets.
Gazebo available from the Council as we are a member of Cycle City Workshop.
Eric and Neil plan to go to ‘Activation Meeting’ on 13/08/19, will discuss any risk assessment requirements.
Safe Pass programme
Stuart will have the Close Pass mat and VR at the Big Bike Bash at Rutland Cycling, Everards Meadow on 24 August as part of the Festival. Eric will try and go along to represent LCCG.
Stuart will be organising some road-side driver awareness sessions. Eric will plan to go along to some, to gather some publicity material.
Get Behind the Bike Box
Eric and Dave met with Willy Bach, Police & Crime Commissioner in June. He wasn’t aware of the campaign but was generally supportive and agreed to see it was promoted via Community Safety Partnerships. See full report on website: https://leicesterccg.wordpress.com/get-behind-the-bike-box/
Eric has received feedback from people who have reported infringements to the police. Follow up article published in the Mercury today says police have actioned about 20 reports since the start of the campaign. Also bus companies expressing support by educating their drivers.
People are reporting serious Road Traffic Collisions online and this data can’t be transferred across to the system which reports data to the DfT.
Safe Bike Parking
Stuart and his boss Graham attended the last Cycle City Workshop and were impressed with the demo from the company that provide bike lockers to be based on streets. Felt it had been well received.
We agreed at the AGM that we would no longer charge people for membership. Eric to write piece to go on website highlighting the change and Clare to update other membership information accordingly.
Date of Next Meeting
Monday 7 October.