Deptford Bridge Junction Campaigning Update

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Ironic or indicative, I wondered as I struggled to find a convenient and secure place to park my bike outside Palestra, on Blackfriars Rd, where I was about to attend a meeting discussing TfL’s plans for the junction at Deptford Bridge. There were three of us from Lewisham Cyclists and seven of the team charged with the development of the scheme. We have already sent them our initial response, which you can find in our post on this website dated

Agenda for LC Monthly Meeting 6.30pm 19th November Lewisham Civic Centre

All are welcome at the Lewisham Cyclists (LC) monthly meeting held on the third Wednesday of each month. These meetings are fairly informal and it’s a good opportunity to hear about the current local campaigns and influence their direction. Here’s the agenda for this month’s meeting: Lewisham Cyclists Meeting Wednesday 19th November 2014 at 6.30pm Lewisham Civic Centre, Catford Road, SE6 4RU 1) Apologies and Welcome 2) Minutes of last meeting and matters arising 3) Current issues: a. Quietway initial

Quietway 2 Consultation – Lewisham Cyclists’ response

Overall we welcome and are very supportive of the Q2 developments outlined in the Consultation plans. We are very pleased to see that the project involves significant road closures, junction interventions and public realm improvements which should make the cycling environment much safer and calmer as appropriate to the somewhat more defensive types of cyclists that we hope to encourage to use the route. As a minor criticism of the consultation itself we have found the drawings to be a

Deptford Bridge “Improvements”

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These are the “improvements”.  You can find a clearer, larger map plus further details, here:  https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/a2-deptford-broadway-deptford-bridge-junction The inverted comments in the post heading should hint that all is not well with us since receiving these.  It will be apparent why they have been inserted when you read our response to TfL.  We urge everyone to respond personally to the consultation, say exactly what you think.  It’s important that as many people as possible respond. Our group’s response is set out

Quietway 2: The Lewisham Branch

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Well, the plans for Lewisham’s 3km of Quietway 2 are here, ready for all to view and comment on.  Here It may only be 3km, but it does link Lewisham to a fairly direct route to Waterloo Bridge. A route which will be, once the Quietways improvements are completed, a much safer, quieter and more pleasant ride than the main road alternatives in the area. We’re pleased. But not totally over the moon. We would have liked to see a

Agenda for LC Annual General Meeting 7pm 15th October in the Jubilee Room at the St Laurence Centre, Catford.

All are very welcome at the Lewisham Cyclists (LC) Annual General Meeting. Here’s the agenda for this month’s meeting: Lewisham Cyclists Annual General Meeting Wednesday 15th October at 7pm The Jubilee Room at the St Laurence Centre, St Laurence Church, Bromley Rd, SE6 2TS 1) Apologies and Welcome. 2) Talk and Discussion on the ‘Place of cycling as integral to a modern transport policy in London’ led by Mr Christian Wolmar (a leading Transport Commentator and declared London Mayoral Candidate).

Two Important AGM’s in October

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Both LCC itself and Lewisham Cyclists’, it’s very own borough group in Lewisham, will be holding their AGM’s this autumn. LCC’s AGM is scheduled for a whole Saturday, the 11th October. Details here This year, the afternoon session includes a campaigners’ awards section as well as the useful workshop session. The campaigners’ awards are designed to give ordinary members the chance to nominate activities and individuals they think are good examples of the work that goes on at the grass

Agenda for LC Monthly Meeting 6.30pm 17th September Lewisham Town Hall

N.B. Experimental change of venue for this month’s meeting All are welcome at the Lewisham Cyclists monthly meeting held on the third Wednesday of each month. These meetings are fairly informal and it’s a good opportunity to hear about the current local campaigns and influence their direction. Here’s the agenda for this month’s meeting: Lewisham Cyclists (LC) Meeting Wednesday 17th September at 6.30pm Lewisham Town Hall, Catford Road, SE6 4RU 1) Apologies and Welcome 2) Minutes of last meeting and

Agenda for LC Monthly Meeting 6.30pm 20th August Catford Constitutional, Catford

All are welcome at the Lewisham Cyclists monthly meeting held on the third Wednesday of each month. These meetings are fairly informal and it’s a good opportunity to hear about the current local campaigns and influence their direction. Here’s the agenda for this month’s meeting: Lewisham Cyclists (LC) Meeting Wednesday 20th August 2014 at 6.30pm Catford Constitutional, Catford Broadway, SE6 4SP 1) Apologies and Welcome 2) Minutes of last meeting and matters arising 3) Space4Cycling Campaign 4) Current issues: a.

A possible World Record in Prospect

Racing round the velodrome

If you have been on some of our rides over the past year, you may have had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of Sidney and Mary. They are a lovely couple of riders, always smiling, with a great zest for life, energy and sense of fun. The kind of people a ride leader loves to have along, they get on with everyone, and stay cheerful, even if things don’t always go quite as planned. Well, you may be interested

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