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Meeting Minutes – Monday 1st October 2018

Venue: The Exchange
Present: Jaime (chair/minutes), Clare, Adam, Steve, Peter
Apologies: Eric, Elizabeth

1. End of the Road coalition and demonstration
Background: We agreed to join coalition and added our name with edits to a letter for the council but never saw final copy of the letter. There is a demo on Thursday (4/10) at 4pm when Council will be meeting to discuss the proposal (Evesham Road and other schemes, possibly Soar Lane/Rally Park). We are reticent to send an All-Members email for this issue at this stage.
AP: Clare to ask Elizabeth to procure a copy of the final letter so that she can send to Peter and have put on the website. Also, in same email to ask Elizabeth about the demo and tell her that if anybody wants to take the banner they are welcome but will have to get it from Neil or the council lock-up.

2. London Road
Background: An anonymous LCCG member obtained plans from the council via an FOI and is concerned about some of the design choices, primarily, (1) how to get to the Cycle Hub when arriving from the south and (2) what the cycle flow is at some of the crossings especially at the top of Victoria Park. We agree that it is unclear what happens from the plans. We think a good chance that the council haven’t worked it out yet either. We have confidence in Brian Deegan’s input and hope this means the issues will be resolved adequately. We don’t want to unnecessarily antagonise them.
AP: Jaime to contact Mat and see if we can get an informal meeting with Adam Clarke. Jaime to thank our member and encourage him to follow up on issues if he feels it would be worthwhile.

3. Hospital cycle provision
Background: Neil has been working to improve cycling provision at Leicester hospitals (especially LRI) for a couple of years. George from Sustrans has also been keen to focus on this and has made some progress at Glenfield. Recognition by group that cycling for staff and patients/visitors should be far easier than it is especially given the clear health benefits of cycling. Adam keen to be involved in this issue as he works at Glenfield and may have some useful contacts.
AP: Jaime to put Neil and Adam in touch and encourage them to liaise with George and continue their good work.

4. Cycle City Workshop
No one at the meeting was able to attend.

5. Administration
Who is Twitter?
AP: Jaime to ask Mat and Eric if they have the details although nobody seems keen to take on this role at the moment.

6. Cycle collisions
JM brought up a piece on Radio 4 Today about the ‘increasing danger posed by cyclists’. General agreement that this was a rage-inducing framing of the issue especially given the huge number of accidents and fatalities involving cars. Peter said that one good thing was that on the follow up at 1pm, pedestrian and cycling advocates were also in broad agreement that cars were the problem.

7. Knighton Neighbourhood meeting
Clare had attended a Knighton neighbourhood forum where the local councillor(s) came along with a large map of the area and people were able to point out troublesome locations for cycling. Clare suggested that other wards could try this but that its success also relied on the existence of an engaged neighbourhood forum. Jaime stated that in Westcotes we had tried something similar but maybe it was too focused on cycling – important to have sustained pressure if you want something to emerge from these meetings.

End of Meeting
DONM: 3/12/2018

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Meeting Minutes – Monday 4th June 2018

Present: Jaime (secretary/chair), Elizabeth, Neil, Steve

Apologies: Clare, Eric, Adam, Eric

  1. Business

AGM updates – Elizabeth to send round EMCF minutes and others to comment (AP 18/01: EB)

Secretary position – Jaime to assume, Membership Secretary absorbed into Secretary role

Mat to continue as Adam Clarke/council liaison (AP 18/02: JM, inform Mat)

Committee: Steve, Neil, Elizabeth (treasurer), Jaime (secretary), Eric (press)

GDPR email – we have taken steps to inform members – nothing more to be done

Review of meeting dates – clash with critical mass or other groups, should we go to bimonthly? Our influence is greater than our size/meeting attendance at this stage so we should continue to convene and meet

Next meeting – August, website to show dates of 3 next meetings, even months – AP 18/03: Clare and Peter to update internet

  1. UHL, LRI cycling infrastructure

Neil, two years ago talked to LRI boss and presented document detailing the advantages of promoting cycling, IT issues and hospital bureaucracy/communications made the BUG not work as well. BUG run by carparks/transport administrator. Staff parking v cheap and there is a heavily promoted drive to work scheme. Good news is Sustrans and city council are making progress mostly at Glenfield. Neil (AP 18/04) offering to send letter to boss detailing the ongoing issues and express disappointment – visitors and staff unable to park their bikes. Health implications need to be considered. Infrastructure is terrible. Media (Mercury) to be contacted if response is insufficient.

  1. UoL safety study

Poor level of responses but little else we can realistically do – AP 18/05 Elizabeth to contact and offer some advice.

  1. New leaflets

What are we going to do with these leaflets? What do we put on the bottom? No definite dates to go on but just website. AP 18/06 (Steve and Neil): Will cut leaflets up to remove meeting date portion. 

  1. Sky Ride and other bike events

NB Stall stuff is at Neil’s house

Ride Leicester – 7th August – 21st August

HSBC Ride: Sunday 12th August

Could we get close pass mat from Neil’s friend or a contact of Brendan? What should we put on the stall? Survey to find out factors that influence cycling e.g. What puts you off cycling more? Which of these do you like most (photos)? “10 second survey”

Jobs before 6th (Next meeting date): (1) Let Andy know/arrange a table; (2) Recruit volunteers;

Jobs in week leading up: get sign-up sheets and change

AP 18/07: Steve to lead and coordinate LCCG stall (depending on availability)  

Open Streets – last Sunday of every month, if we had enthusiasm we might get involved but at the moment not enough momentum. Tea with cyclists? Something relaxing, quick chat about strategy. Next event should be 24th June (11-2), if somebody goes along, they will report back.

  1. End of the Road

Specific invitation and request from new coalition, being put together by activists, starting in response to the city’s strategic plan. Particular focus on Evesham Road link – building more roads is not the best way to cope with an anticipated rise in traffic. We are asked to put in a statement. Friday (10 am) this week, EOTR going to present petition at Town Hall specifically about Evesham Road link.

Statement on road building agreed unanimously, LCCG signed up to EOTR. AP 18/08 Elizabeth to let Zina know.

  1. Transforming Cities update

Steve and Neil report back. Not particularly innovative but some interesting workshops on city planning particularly on misplaced incentives coming from central government.

Talks: Problems caused by Dutch cycle lanes – people pushing boundaries of what is acceptable (e.g. mobility scooters, electric bikes, large pedal-powered vehicles). Led to uptick in accidents. Law says that certain vehicles have to use them. Designation via speed could be more appropriate in many situations. Rigid designs can cause problems so flexible designs can help retain street character.

Lift-share: should be promoted more, with corporate buy in and good technology solutions. Filling empty car seats could be a really useful solution to congestion.

Council signing up to be 100% renewable.

Waterside development apparently not particularly sustainable. Criticised by a number of people. Shows lack of ambition, put down to lack of budget.

DONM: 6 August 

Table of Action Points

AP# Action Member
18/01 Circulate EMCF minutes for comments Elizabeth
18/02 Inform Mat about ‘City Council Liaison’ role Jaime
18/03 Update Facebook/website with new meeting dates Clare/Peter
18/04 Send letter to UHL / LRI boss about cycling Neil
18/05 Contact to offer advice about participant recruitment Elizabeth
18/06 Chop up leaflets Steve/Neil
18/07 Coordinate stall for Skyride (talk to Andy about stall and ask for volunteers) Steve
18/08 Tell Zina about LCCG support for End of the Road Elizabeth

 

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Notes of Quarterly Meeting – 5 March 2018

Attenders: Clare, Elizabeth (note taker), Eric, Kevin, Jaime, Steve

1. Putney Road/Evesham Road

Was a major campaign to stop Putney Road going through to Aylestone Road when it was first built, and agreed then that it would never be two-way along the full length.

Originally discussed opening it for match days to clear traffic parked in the King Power. King Power have bought the land across the road from the stadium and the old gas works and are working on EON. They probably want to cut parking and create a match day village.

Concerned this will encourage more people to drive to matches.

Discussion:

What is the strategic plan? Ours? The Council’s? The population is growing, how do we put forward a vision where people have housing but don’t drive? Council always say they will put in provision for cycles, but then don’t. Actually, the scheme is being done for cars and that will discourage cycling.

Position:

We understand that making more space for cars encourages more driving. Therefore our first position is that the Council not undertake road building and expansion. Good viable alternatives – better infrastructure for walking, cycling and public transport – should be the first priority. If the Council decides it must go forward with a plan likely to encourage driving, we will consider and respond to issues that we think will affect cycling such as the position and quality of cycle lanes and placement of the road generally.

2. East Midlands Forum and LCCG AGM

14 April

9:00 – 10:00  LCCG AGM including election of committee.

10:00 – 12:00 East Midlands Forum

12:00 – 13:00 Healthy Air discussion – also perhaps speaker

Brian Deegan has not (yet) responded to messages regarding speaking. (Since the meeting, Brian has agreed to speak.)

12th and 13th April is the Transforming Cities conference. Steve will request (free) tickets for LCCG.

3. Sharing

Seems to be coming to Leicester as a pilot. Waiting for a tender to come out. Leicester were talking about a dockless scheme. Question regarding what the tender is for – guess is access to data and targeted advertising via mobile phone app. We would like input as to where bikes are placed and perhaps length of the pilot period to assess.

4. Cycle City Workshop

London Road – most responses to consultation were positive. Many with the same wording. Hurrah – shows the success of campaigning.

Plan for Sustrans routes to integrate with city centre infrastructure. Considering linking to Clock Tower as a ‘hub’. Would like the routes not to have conflicting number systems. Commended Bristol / Derby / Edinburgh bike ‘tube map’ and colour coding.

5. Summer Plans

Main festivals: Riverside (first weekend in June) and City Ride (early August).

The City is trying for 5 car-free routes related to City Ride – last Sunday of each month.

  • Riverside might be sparsely attended by us – suggest having LCCG t-shirts and clipboards and going out to talk to people.
  • May be option of standing with bike parking sites and/or Sustrans.
  • Need someone to do a little coordinating!

6. Date of next meeting

Monday 4 June 2018, 7pm at The Exchange.

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AGM 2017 Minutes

4 March 2017

(with sincere apologies for the delay in posting these)

Present: Jaime McCutcheon, Mat Scull, Anna Scull, Elizabeth Barner, Neil Bastock, Steve Massey, Brendan McGrath, Peter Everard

Apologies: Clare Scott, Eric Ludlow

10:00 Meeting opened.

  1. Minutes from 2016 were accepted.
  2. Item 4.4 of constitution was amended from “Individual, family and affiliated memberships shall be renewable 12 months from the end of the month first joining, and every 12 months thereafter.” to “Individual, family and affiliated memberships shall be valid for life.”

The process of raising money was discussed and it was decided that, as a group, we can encourage members to give donations if we have especially important campaigns or if funds are needed for any other purpose.

                Motion was accepted

  1. Jaime presented Membership Report showing 79 new members in 2016.
  2. Elizabeth presented Treasurer’s Report.
  3. Mat presented Campaign’s Report detailing activity within 2016 and attendees discussed planned infrastructure for the coming year.
  4. Steve led discussion on coalition building with different groups with overlapping goals, e.g. on air quality.
  5. General discussion and small groups work on ideas for revitalising the group and meeting, e.g. focus on different areas of city, public engagement/education etc.
  6. Election results presented with elected committee members as follows: Jaime, Elizabeth, Anna, Eric, Mat, Neil.

13:00     Close of Meeting

 

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Minutes from quarterly meeting 4th September 2017

Present: Eric, Jaime, Mat S, Peter, Elizabeth, Clare

Apologies: Neil, Steve

  1. 1.       London Rd (Clare)

Clare representing Leicester Wheels For All – at meeting with Neil. Best of a bad job, difficult to imagine better solutions that could be feasibly implemented.

Basic design – one track on each side. Not too bad until down near station where it gets tricky especially for coming down into town, how do you get across to Station. At top everything moves over to Victoria Park (2 way cycle lane) up to Mayfield Rd roundabout. Nothing past that along A6 towards Oadby. No strong preferences expressed for different version, none perfect.

Pedestrians, 6mm drop for bikes, then 6mm for road/cars. Neil and others suggested that ‘gutter-style’ might be appropriate/better. Designers said ‘but pedestrians don’t want to walk in gutters’. Bikes to be treated as vehicles with priority on side roads (although details opaque).

Upright protection, bollards or wands preferable to sheffield stands (unanimously agreed by us)

No sign of cameras outside station. Or are there? No signage.

Ideas of moving bus stops up to outside Tesco but generally thought not a great idea. Some bus stops to be eliminated and only have one major station bus stops.

Entry/exit points are tricky. Car traffic around station is still a problem.

At the moment, plans expected September. Once plans are out time for consultation.

Working group to (1) look at plans, (2) write recommendations, (3) ask for input from core members, (4) submit ideas to council, (5) ask membership to submit a consultation response using our points or their own.

Main issues:

  • ·         Upright protection
  • ·         Gutter design
  • ·         Prioritisation

Eric mentioned that we have to consider the New Walk faction and if the London Rd solution doesn’t measure up there will be a number of people advocating for using New Walk not crap new infrastructure.

Provisional working party (AP): Neil, Clare, Elizabeth, and Jaime to contact Andy and try to view plans early evening.

  1. 2.       Belvoir St (Clare)

Clare wondered whether new plans had been presented at CCW or plans just changed on the hoof. Not clear where cycles should go. General decision to keep an eye on it but focus on London Road.

  1. 3.       Arriva campaign (Eric)

Arriva approached Eric (27/07/17) to ask if we [LCCG] could help publicise their Safe Pass campaign. Eric replied and said, yes, how can we help. But then everything went silent. Eric followed up with a second email after observing improper bus behaviour on his way to the meeting.

  1. 4.       HSBC City Ride

LCCG would like to thank to Neil for attending on behalf of LCCG and speaking to some useful people.

Also, Cycle Hoop rep made contact with a few people and received some advice (e.g. from Elizabeth and Clare). Sent towards community groups (e.g. scouts, housing groups) who may be able to garner support and funding.

  1. 5.       Dangerous parking (Eric)

In 3 months ask for stats on number of tickets issued for dangerous parking (LCCG AP). Important to make sure that parking on cycle tracks are included in dangerous parking initiatives.

  1. 6.       Memberships (Jaime)

Mat (AP) to give Jaime access to info@lccg address so that J can double check online signups every 3 months.

  1. 7.       Scheduling meetings with Adam Clarke

Ongoing meetings with Adam Clarke in his constituency in informal setting (approx. every 6 months). Mat (AP) to request meeting with Adam. Meeting scheduled for 21st September.

  1. 8.       Home page redesign (Peter)

Discussion concluded that Twitter and Facebook widgets were worth keeping on home page. People generally agreed that we would try to post something on FB/Twitter at least once a month to keep page feeling current. Peter (AP) to make main page static content and leave widgets for dynamic content.

  1. 9.       Safe Pass Initiative (Eric)

Very disappointing response from police. Not taking advice from cycling community. Various offers of help offered and not taken advantage of (e.g. web portal for people to upload close pass videos). Eric (AP) would like to discuss the relationship between Simon Cole (Chief Constable) and LCCG/the cycling community so that there can be more two-way communication rather than police telling us how things should be.

  1. 10.   Cycle parking at the station (Clare)

All cycle parking removed from station but Cycle Hub has run out of fobs and may not be getting more. Clare (AP) may go and discuss with rail people.

  1. 11.   Date of next meeting: Monday 4th December

Elizabeth (AP) to consider a Winter Safari to take place ~6pm on the week before meeting.

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Meeting Minutes – Monday 5th June 2017

Present: Anna (chair), Jaime (secretary), Dave C, Nicola, Mariangela, Clare, Peter, Neil, Adam

Apologies: Eric, Mat

  1. 1.       Infrastructure
    1. a.       Five-ways plans

Discussion of plans presented for Cycle City Forum (CCF). Improvements to many junctions proposed. Major issue is that cycle provision is likely to be shared space (Clare). No definite plans at the moment as exact measurements not available – planners would prefer segregated lanes but shared space seems the most likely outcome. Consultation is closed so few options to influence. Peter mentioned that central reservation could have been used (Blackbird Road) and alternative parallel routes (Bradgate Road) but suggestions not acted on. Nicola raised the possibility of pushing for a Leicester City Design Guide (similar to the London one). Timeframe for scheme unknown. Anna to ask for input from James (SusTrans) (AP).

    1. b.       Wellington Street

Neil is concerned about the route from Market Street onto Wellington Street as the redesign may have ignored the needs of cyclists. Anna, Clare and any other volunteers to attempt to ride after the meeting and report back (AP).

    1. c.       De Montfort University routes

Raised by Adam. Concerns about actual route of Route 6 after redevelopment paerticularly the lack of signage. Clare mentioned that route has been changed a few times during the process and it is not clear what the finalised route will be. Anna mentioned that in the near future the National Cycle Network may look at this afresh(?).

    1. d.       Sheffield stands outside The Criterion

Peter mentioned the missing cycle stands removed during work and hoped they would be re-installed.

    1. e.       Castle Gardens

Group discussed the lack of cycle paths through Castle Gardens as somebody had been told off by member of the public for riding through. Short discussion of whether group should ask for this ban to be lifted but this idea not to be followed up on at present.

    1. f.        London Road

Clare and Nicola had attended most recent CCF at which this was discussed. Currently, the council’s proposal should be with the Mayor and the finalised plans may be at the next CCF meeting. Suggestion to ask for plans to be available in advance (30 minutes) of the meeting to allow some consultation and appropriate responses. Anna (as rep for LCCG) and Nicola to coordinate and request early viewing at next CCF meeting (21st June; AP).

  1. 2.       City Ride

Now sponsored by HSBC rather than Sky. Date is 14th August although this clashes with races, i.e. Castle Classic. Event is likely to be more ‘corporate’ this year and LCCG may not be offered a stall. Suggestion to do something more informal and wear LCCG-branded T-shirts while cycling round the course and engaging people at opportune moments. A popular idea. Anna to discuss with Andy what general arrangements will be on the day and subgroup of interested people to meet up in mid-late July to discuss specific plans (AP).

  1. 3.       Safe Pass Initiative

Eric (absent) reports that police have decided to ‘go it alone’ and he has had little contact of late. Decision of group to thank Eric for his hard work in establishing this initiative and to monitor the effectiveness of the campaign over the summer.

  1. 4.       Meeting frequency

All present were happy with new arrangements. In addition, it was pointed out that meeting dates no longer clash with Bank Holidays so no need to move from Monday. Mat to email The Exchange to cancel room booking on months not needed (AP).

  1. 5.       Online presence and social media

Clare mentioned lack of up-to-date information on website. Consensus by group that a more static website with links to dynamic content (Facebook, Twitter) would be preferable and easier to maintain. Peter to start a redesign of a simpler, static homepage (AP.) Jaime (and future secretaries) to ensure minutes are sent through to Peter for archiving (AP). Adam and Claire to continue posting relevant information on Facebook (AP).

  1. 6.       Field trip

Nottingham and London both suggested by Neil as potential locations for a trip to examine cycle infrastructure ‘done properly’. Nottingham preferred due to cheaper cost. Suggestion to contact Nottingham Cycle Group (Hugh?) as way of building bridges and getting local opinions/information. Cycle hire in Nottingham mentioned as may be easier than trying to get lots of bikes on a single train. Anna to contact Hugh (AP) and Neil to send out email to discussion group with some candidate weekends to garner expressions of interest (AP).

Meeting closed at 20:30

Date of next meeting: Monday 4th September

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5 September 2016 – meeting minutes

Attenders: Jaime* (chair), Dave, Peter, Sallie, Anna, Wendel, Clare (note-taker), Neil*, Nicola, Andy F (* indicates committee member)

London Road
Jaime reminded the meeting that we’ve been talking with the Council about safer cycling on London Road for a couple of years, including an onsite meeting with Peter Soulsby, and it’s been slow going. There are divided opinions on the option to use New Walk as an alternative although it does have strong support (see last meeting’s notes).

Nicola (who is involved with Evington Cycle Club) had witnessed the accident involving Sam Boulton; she is an architect and is willing to help draw up new ideas. She attended the Cycle City Workshop with Andy Farndale, other attendees were Andy Salkeld and a Council note-taker, Dave Warnock, Mike Gamble and reps from the two universities. The design for the new cycle lanes (two way, on one side only) was basically rejected, with calls for a path on each side (featured in some of the earlier designs). No notes yet from this meeting or another earlier one with Council, family members, LCM representative, etc.

Andy F had spoken with the City Enforcement Officers (aka traffic wardens) about enforcement. There has been increased presence at the station and they are telling people to move on.  There is an issue of some missing signage that the Council is dealing with – the signs are now on order – to enable full enforcement.

The Police and Crime Commissioner Willy Bach is intending to attend one of the monthly Cycle City Workshops in the near future.

 Actions

  • Anna, Mat and Jaime to work on letter to Council asking what they are doing in long-term and short-term to protect cyclists, especially what can be done immediately, eg. enforcing traffic/parking regulations at the station. Some things to mention might be around their financial commitment, the involvement of experienced designers in the current proposals, and a proper media campaign around awareness of cycle safety.
  • Dennis to put together a checklist of the kind of information we would be wanting to gather, to do some of our own monitoring/data gathering at the station. Anyone can use it in their own time and bring results to meeting.
  • Encourage use of the Love Leicester app for parking issues, including people dropping off outside station. Dennis to draft a postcard-size flyer explaining how to download and use the app and circulate it for comment.
  • Ask Adam Clark (Assistant City Mayor) what happens with data from Love Leicester app – how can we use hashtags, etc, effectively to ensure there is useful data?
  • Encourage people to report incidents like dangerous driving, near misses, aggressive/abusive behaviour towards cyclists, to the police using 101. In the case of a collision, insist on them making a report and get the case number. Tweet central police, council. (Include info/advice on LL flyer)

 Other Suggestions/possible actions:

  • We should be pushing for designs that meet London Cycling Design Standards – perhaps do a comparison between any design we get shown and the standards and get it published in the Mercury. Adam Clarke has already suggested bringing Brian Deegan, who worked on the Standards, to Leicester to meet with council staff. Alternatively, encourage Council to take some engineers down to London to see what is being built there. (Standards are available online on the TFL website)
  • Collect stories from people who have experienced accidents or near misses
  • Have a regular meeting with Adam Clark (in addition to the quarterly cycle forum)
  • The bike which was decorated at the SkyRide is going to Sam’s school for the children there to contribute to. A suggestion is being considered to design posters to break down barriers between users of different forms of transport – eg. showing a taxi driver going home and thinking ‘I just want my kids to be safe’. This should involve Sam’s family and so needs to happen at the right time for them. It should be promoted by the Council, with funding to put up posters across the city.
  • Consider ways to pre-empt a pushback from businesses on London Road in relation to putting in cycle lanes (as happened on Welford Road and Belgrave Road).

SkyRide Report
A small number of people did the bulk of the work, for which the rest of us are very grateful. We signed up 40 new members and spoke to lots of others. Jaime will write a letter to the allotment society to thank them for the use of the gazebo and table. It was good to have something to draw people in (the decorated bike for Sam). In future: consider posting a big bold statement on the stall, eg. ‘Use the Love Leicester app’.

Welford Road
Discussion with Adam Clark (Assistant Mayor) postponed after London Road incident now set for October. Dennis to update evidence he put together earlier. It would help to draw up a comparison between what’s been done and what would be recommended by the London Cycling Design Standards. To be discussed at next month’s meeting.

Belgrave Road
Consultation closed last month. Outcome expected next month.

DMU / Mill Lane / Gateway Street
Pedestrianised streets through DMU being worked on now, parts of Mill Lane due to be finished by end September, Gateway Street later. Original plans shown at Cycle City Workshop some time ago, with ‘meandering’ cycle path between areas of grass, benches, trees and pavement. Not clear whether this is still the design, no recent discussion at CCW. (Later, Clare put photos on Facebook showing more detail given in a poster on campus, cycle/pedestrian paths appear less winding.)

Granby Street
Wendel expressed concern over reconfiguration of junction of Granby Street with Rutland Street/Belvoir Street, including removal of all traffic lights. Changes introduce an area of ‘shared space’ with lack of clear priority intended to make drivers to slow down. Wendelwas not convinced this would be safe especially due to buses using stops on Rutland Street. Changes should be monitored once completed – may be appropriate to raise concerns related to cycle safety with Council.

Different approaches to cycling in London vs Leicester
Neil shared photos of cycling infrastructure (cycle superhighway and ‘quiet ways’) from recent visit to London. Reflecting on differences of approach between there and Leicester, he concludes that London treats cyclists as traffic while Leicester treats us as pedestrians. Treating cyclists as road users gives better results, eg. priority at junctions, not being squeezed up against pedestrians, prevents parking on cycle paths. Suggestion to adopt a slogan such as ‘Get it back to us when it’s on the road’ when responding to future plans/consultations related to cycling infrastructure, although some wondered whether this might be seen as saying that we’re happy enough cycling on the road. Discussion to be continued…

Website
Anna reported that Mat has been working on the online membership sign-up and that it should go live tonight. Clare will post link on FB.

Parking Improvement consultation
Council consultation on parking is live until end of month. Clare to post reminder on FB.

 Date of next meeting
3 October 2016

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