The main path through West Harrow Recreation Ground has been resurfaced in preparation for being converted to a shared cycle/pedestrian route (currently cycling is prohibited according to local byelaws).
This new link will allow people to cycle between Wilson Gardens / Butler Road and Welbeck Road, which are minor residential roads suitable for cycling.
The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group published its report today, which calls for a national cycling champion to lead a drive for 10 per cent of all journeys in Britain to be by bike by 2025.
Please sign this epetition to urge the Government to implement these recommendations in full:
Key recommendations include:
• More of the transport budget should be spent on supporting cycling, at a rate initially set to at least £10 per person per year, and increasing as cycling levels increase
• Cycling should be considered at an earlier stage in all planning decisions, whether transport schemes or new houses or businesses
• More use should be made of segregated cycle lanes, learning from the Dutch experience
• Urban speed limits should generally be reduced to 20 mph
• Just as children learn to swim at school they should learn to ride a bike
Halfords on Sheepcote Rd 2pm-5.30pm on Sat 13 April
St Albans church in North Harrow at 10am-12pm on Sat 20 April
The Metropolitan Police Safer Transport Team in Harrow are offering FREE bike marking to anyone who would like it. They use the equipment supplied by Bike Register.com (usual cost £16.90) and send you an email with the registration details.
This Wednesday (5th December) is the deadline for submissions of evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group. They are writing a report to advise ministers on how to Get Britain Cycling.
Submissions should be sent via e-mail to Adam Coffman (firstname.lastname@example.org). Submissions should be brief and any submissions of more than six pages long should include a table of contents.
Please send them your ideas by Wednesday.
Harrow, Ealing and Brent councils are planning to construct a signed cycle route from Stanmore to the Thames. The report and map can be downloaded from here:
Our opinion is here: http://ubuntuone.com/2Nn9ZitXKfUjBghCwZb3yi
The idea is that the route should run through as many open spaces as possible with the remainder on quiet roads. There will be some new infrastructure built (making some roads two-way, some toucan crossings, resurfacing some off-road routes).
Tony and Anoop rode this route on 19 August, and we have posted some photos of the route:
The proposed route will be:
Researchers at the University of East Anglia and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine modelled possible changes in occurrence of diseases if people walked and cycled more. If, on average, people walked 1.6km and cycled 3.4km compared to walking 0.6km and cycling 0.4km, there would be a significant decrease in diabetes, cancer, dementia, heart disease, stroke and depression. This is estimated to save the NHS in England and Wales £17 billion over the next 20 years.
This implies that building better cycle infrastructure which encourages people to cycle will be good for the economy.
Read the article here (it is available free of charge but you have to choose a Lancet username and password)
I'm standing for a directorship of the London Cycling Campaign.
Sky Ride is coming to Hillingdon for the first time this summer!
Harrow Cyclists will be leading a feeder ride to Hillingdon departing
All are welcome, and we could especially use a few experienced
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