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PsiMonk

Member since Nov 2014 • Last active Jun 2018
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London Cycling Campaign's Infrastructure Campaigner, Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign's Council Liaison Officer, dad, mountain biker, vegetarian, hip-hop fiend, weirdo

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  • in Improving Public Spaces
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    1. There's not much in UK study, although there's a good quote from Gilligan when he launched the Enfield mini-Holland schemes that he went looking for studies and he couldn't find a single example where reducing traffic, putting in bike lanes etc. caused long-term decline, quite the opposite.
    2. There's loads of US examples. Just do a quick google.
    3. That said, British folks tend to be incredibly hyperlocal about stuff. When the modal filters were going in in Walthamstow, then no evidence from Hackney counted, let alone Groningen, Utrecht, Barcelona etc. Even when I found old filter cells in Walthamstow and Leyton, the cry was still "well, they're the right, good ones" - so older = OK.
    4. Given this, I wouldn't try too hard - anyone determined to hate cycling schemes or in favour of easing parking restrictions won't listen to any studies or data from even the next road over. What is more achievable however is to ask them if they actually have surveyed and carefully identified parking need. Look at the Lea Bridge Road parking survey results on Enjoy Waltham Forest site - they went and asked businesses what proportion of customers arrived by car, then asked customers (massive disparity), but also then went back and checked who was using the parking spaces - it was the business owners, parked up for the day very often.
  • in Improving Public Spaces
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    Short URL for CS4...

    lcc.org.uk/cs4

    And for CS9...

    lcc.org.uk/cs9

    Please do take a few minutes to fill bopth out. It's vital we show lots of support for what are good schemes!

  • in Improving Public Spaces
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    lcc.org.uk/cs9

    Quick two minute take from us at LCC on what to raise in the consultation. Please do everyone fill out a response - it is getting some stick locally. Same deal with CS4...

    lcc.org.uk/cs4

  • in Improving Public Spaces
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    Keep meaning to check LFGSS more regularly. But here goes (I'm LCC's Infrastructure Campaigner):
    a) Yes, Westminster. Grrr.
    b) This is an "interim" scheme and should have been more clearly labelled as such from the get-go. TfL still working hard on trying to get in a better scheme asap. Issue is that signalising this basically sends their computer models for traffic for whole of area into meltdown.
    c) I'm with those who would basically say "so what?" Sadly, I don't run London. TfL Buses basically do.
    d) The folks working on the final scheme are good. I have some hopes. I'll continue to push them.

  • in Improving Public Spaces
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    A quick message to ask every single person on here to not just #signforcycling with the London Cycling Campaign, but get friends, relatives, family, strangers to also!
    signforcycling.org

    We’re asking the next Mayor to commit to:

    More space for cycling on main roads and at junctions
    A ‘Mini-Holland’ for every London borough
    An end to lorry danger
    We need loads of people to sign, because as you can see, some of the candidates are no feeling pressure to push on with more of the welcome infrastructure we're only just beginning to see go in. In fact, some of them may want to rip out the stuff we've fought so hard to get!

    So we really need your support to make sure the momentum is kept up. More on the detail of the pledges at the site signforcycling.org

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    A quick message to ask every single person on here to not just #signforcycling with the London Cycling Campaign, but get friends, relatives, family, strangers to also!
    http://signforcycling.org

    We’re asking the next Mayor to commit to:

    1. More space for cycling on main roads and at junctions
    2. A ‘Mini-Holland’ for every London borough
    3. An end to lorry danger

    We need loads of people to sign, because as you can see, some of the candidates are no feeling pressure to push on with more of the welcome infrastructure we're only just beginning to see go in. In fact, some of them may want to rip out the stuff we've fought so hard to get!

    So we really need your support to make sure the momentum is kept up. More on the detail of the pledges at the site http://signforcycling.org

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