All are welcome at the Lewisham Cyclists monthly meeting held on the third Wednesday of each month in our favourite Lewisham pub. These meetings are fairly informal and it’s a good opportunity to hear about the current local campaigns and influence their direction. Please come along… Here’s the agenda for this month’s meeting: Lewisham Cyclists Meeting Wednesday 19th March 2014 at 6.30pm Dog and Bell Public House, 116 Prince St, Deptford, SE8 3JD 1) Apologies and Welcome 2) Minutes of
Boris was off again yesterday…another PR exercise designed to convince us that things are about to start changing for the better on our local streets…this time it was the announcement of the “mini Hollands” boroughs. We local campaigners across London have also been working hard, holding our own meetings, making our own press releases as part of the Space4Cycling campaign. You can check what we in Lewisham have come up with, after our own public meetings, discussing the issues with
As we said a while back, Tfl had arranged to meet with us in the New Year to update us on their plans for CS5, specifically the section from New Cross to Lewisham. Now, this in itself is a matter of some dissension amongst local cyclists. Some want TfL to grasp the nettle, and drive it straight along the main road, through New Cross and down Lewisham Way and Loampit Vale, doing whatever it takes to make it safe and
Some of you may have completed the survey run by LCC last year to identify barriers to safe cycling. We took the Lewisham results and mapped them here. https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zymna9GbZKQs.kTpzv122DGnI
A big than you to everyone who came along to the town hall and participated in our meeting…your enthusiasm and energy, coupled with excellent local knowledge will really help us put together a great contribution from Lewisham to the London wide LCC Space4Cycling campaign. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be putting together our list of demands. it will be one per ward, for the purposes of LCC’s campaign. But we had far more good ideas for improvements
In all the excitement of preparing for our public meeting on Wednesday, and following up on the restrictions proposed to the Waterlink Way with the dog track development, we nearly forgot to remind everyone about the consultation on the Central London Grid, which closes today at midnight. Although none of it will be in Lewisham, we will have to ride it, as it covers large parts of inner London that many of visit regularly. A chunk of Southwark is in
This is a special Lewisham Cyclists meeting to endorse the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) Space 4 Cycling campaigning ‘Asks’ for each Ward in the forthcoming Lewisham Council elections. These ‘Asks’ have been developed over the last couple of months by Lewisham Cyclists representatives from across the borough. Here’s the agenda for this month’s meeting: Lewisham Cyclists Meeting Wednesday 19th February 2014 at 6.30pm Lewisham Town Hall, Catford Road, SE6 4RU 1) Apologies and Welcome 2) Space for Cycling/2014 Election Campaign.
Public Meeting of Lewisham Cyclists 19th February Council Chamber Lewisham Town Town Hall, Catford 6.30pm
Lewisham Cyclists invite Lewisham residents to this open meeting to discuss proposals we will be presenting to all candidates in the local elections in May. These proposals are aimed at improving every ward in the borough, enabling walking and cycling, making local streets safer and more pleasant for all. We want these proposals to reflect what local people want, so come along, have a cup of tea or coffee with us look, listen and say what you think. You don’t
Waterlink Way: How much longer will we have a safe and traffic free route from Ladywell through Catford?
The section of NCN 21 which runs through Lewisham underneath the South Circular and then alongside the Pool River to Bellingham is a rare gem in our busy borough. Several miles of either completely traffic free or very quiet roads, upon which one could ride with the family, for a day in the park, a jaunt by the river or a trip out shopping. That could all be about to change. The development of Catford Dog track derelict and empty
It seems the tortuous saga of planning and consultation over Lewisham Gateway may well be drawing to a conclusion. Last year, some of us viewed the latest plans of the so called Low H road design which had been reviewed to include space for cycling. We listened to what the planners, Tfl, and the developer’s had to say. Space for cycling has different meanings, depending on who you are it seems… in the planning for Lewisham Gateway context it now