Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Lambeth Cyclists meeting tonight 7:30pm

Come to the Lambeth Cyclists meeting tonight, Tuesday 17 December 2013, 7:30pm in the Effra Social pub, 89 Effra Road, Brixton SW2 

Lambeth Cyclists meeting on lambethcyclists.org.ukWe hope you can join us for Lambeth Cyclists' meeting this evening   (17 December 2013) 7:30pm at the Effra Social. We are usually in the room to the right of the entrance or at one of the tables at the front of the pub, ask if you cant see us.

Tonight's meeting will mostly social: join us for a drink to celebrate Christmas and another year of successful Lambeth cycling!

Friday, 13 December 2013

TfL cycle hire bikes now available in more Lambeth locations

Today, Friday 13 December 2013, the South West expansion of the Transport for London Cyle Hire Scheme goes live.

Map showing new TfL bikes in Lambeth

The cycle hire bikes, also known as Boris Bikes, will be available in more Lambeth locations - primarily in the South Lambeth, Stockwell and Vauxhall areas: see map above.

The expansion will bring the bikes within reach of more of Lambeth -previously the bikes were concentrated in the North of the borough, largely within zone 1- and makes the cycle hire bikes available to more Lambeth residents. New bikes located in the Battersea/ Clapham Junction and Nine Elms areas in Wandsworth will also be useful for Lambeth residents living nearby.

More information on the cycle hire South West expansion, including maps, is available on the Transport for London website

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Cycling towards the election: ward based campaign to highlight areas in need of improvement

Next May sees elections to Lambeth Borough Council and ahead of these we are preparing our campaign to ensure that the newly elected council keeps on making things better for cyclists on the roads its controls and through general council policy.

We want to ensure that the council delivers on its pledge to make Lambeth the most cycle friendly borough in London.

We are fortunate in Lambeth in that all parties on the council are broadly supportive of cycling.

Whilst it is easy to sign up to a pro-cycling strategy it is harder when local decisions in favour of cycling have to be made often in the face of vocal residents who fear that their parking spaces will be removed or they will be inconvenienced on their drive to the shops as a result of cycle friendly measures.

At our November meeting we were joined by LCC’s Amy Summers who ran through the broad LCC campaign ahead of the 2014 elections.

She said that LCC in conjunction with the local groups will be developing ‘Ward asks’ for local improvements which members will be contacting local prospective councillors to gain support.

Although still open for discussion we maybe will be developing this to have several ‘asks’ for each ward as well as broad Lambeth-wide asks reflecting the council’s cycling strategy and the borough-wide 20mph zone and safe routes to schools.

 We will be consulting with Lambeth Cyclists members to find out what will make cycling better in your area – watch our email group and website for further details. We also will be building up background information on who is standing for the council across Lambeth and how pro or anti cycling they may be so that we can tailor our campaigning as appropriate
Space For Cycling on lambethcyclists.org.uk