Wednesday, 30 July 2003

Good cycling facility near you? Is your employer bike friendly?

LCC are looking for nominations for the London Cycling Campaign Awards and whilst issues such as Vauxhall Cross grab the headlines many smaller scale projects are implemented all the time and successfully encourage more cycling. Do you know of any of these in lambeth? Examples include employers schemes to promote cycling, improvements at junctions, community events to recuit new cyclists, confience training, cycle parking provision, new cycle routes or school cycling projects. Do you know of any new developments in these categories in Lambeth? Do you think they deserve an award? The LCC awards fall into categories of Best Cycle facility, best Workplace Cycling Activity, best Community Cycling Initiative, Best Cycling Initiative for Young People or Children.

If you have suggestions of facilities in Lambeth please email us and we will ensure that it is considered for nomination. The LCC Awards will be presented at LCC's AGM on Saturday 25 october 2003. Further information can be found on the LCC website.

Sunday, 20 July 2003

Herne Hill Velodrome on track

At a meeting at the end of June 2003 proposals to redevelop the Herne Hill Velodrome were passed by Southwark Council. This cycling facility is of national importance - it was host to the 1908 and 1948 Olympics cycling events - and will now be redeveloped to provide all year round track cycling facilities which will be available to local residents. it will also act as a national cycling centre of excellence. For further information see www.hernehillvelodrome.org.uk

Thursday, 17 July 2003

Still Vauxhall cross...

We may have lost the battle but the war goes on

Transport for London it seems are determined to learn about where they went wrong with Vauxhall Cross so that mistakes made will noit be repeated elsewhere. Recently the held a 'learning the lessions' morning. Lambeth Cyclists were represented by Anthony Gilmour and Clare Neely who left everyone in no doubt that the treatment of cyclists in the design and current works had at best been apalling. Thanks to the hundreds of cyclists who have contacted usand whose views we have forwarded to the designers of scheme everyone at the meeting was already very aware if cyclists' views.

There will be an audit of the scheme which will take place next year after the bus station has been completed. Dont stop writing to us, your GLA Member Valerie Shawcross and even Ken himself; lets just say that our requirements of a return to 20mph, two way working dont entirely fall on deaf ears...

Update 15 July 2003: the cycle lanes around the Vauxhall gyratory are now all open. Final white line markings to finish these lanes will have been completed by Wednesday 23 July 2003. A further cycle lane will be routed through the new bus station on completion in early 2004. Further details can be found at www.tfl.gov.uk/streets/vauxhallX_cycling.shtml or see below for map and leaflet.

Vauxhall Cross temporary cycle routes map and TfL Vauxhall Cross leaflet
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Vauxhall Cross temporary cycle routes to Spring 2004 on lambethcyclists.org.uk

Vauxhall Cross Leaflet page 1 on lambethcyclists.org.uk
Vauxhall Cross leaflet page 2 on lambethcyclists.og.uk
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Tuesday, 15 July 2003

More money for cycle friendly highway developments in Lambeth?

A gloomy report from London boroughs could be good news for Lambeth. Thanks to our hard working Cycle Officer Lambeth are due to spend all the money allocated for cycling from Transport for London. Other boroughs have a serious underspend but the money has to be spent on cycling in London so boroughs like Lambeth which are up to speed could attract extra. Lambeth Cyclists shared this view with Councillor Claire Whelan, the Environment Scrutiny member, and with Lambeth's acting director of Highways and Transportation, emphasising that measures such as 20mph zones, good lighting wtc which attract cycle funding benefit all Lambeth residents. We await developments.