Your help with campaigning work needed! The campaign field we would most like to develop is commenting at an early stage on planning applications, with regards to provision of cycle routes and storage for cycles on the premises. We need members to help with this!
HCC Local Transport Plan, LTP4 includes pretty well everything we as a cycle campaign would like to see happen - reduced car dependency, more active travel, more public transport. A key feature is the need for County and District / Borough Councils to work together to co-ordinate inter-acting strategies. We are working with other cycling groups in the county on this and other issues, under the CycleHerts banner.
Here are the 'tube maps' proper name Cycling Network Quality Maps. They are diagrammatic picture of conditions for cycling, not a route-finding map. They are a work in progress, both in terms of assessing the network and - we hope and campaign for - needing to be updated as conditions are improved. They are based on the CycleBath format, and the idea is to 'turn the map blue'. Or green if looking at the St Albans city map. Three different map-makers, so three different styles. Feedback and comments very welcome.
This version extends further to include local villages:
Still relevant to ongoing campaigning - report on our Public Rights of Way meeting:
E-mail sent by Rona Wightman, Wednesday, 19th September 2018 @ 2:34pm
We are pleased to announce that the STACC AGM will take place on Tuesday 23 October 2018, 7.30pm at Dagnall Street Baptist Church, 1 Cross Street, St Albans, AL3 5EE.
Not only do you get an AGM, but we are delighted that the award-winning Larry Heyman will join us to outline Thameslink's plans for cyclists using commuter rail lines between Bedford and London. Flier attached.
A reminder that this is European Mobility Week, and a coalition of campaigners, including SADC councillors and STACC representatives, will be on a stall on St Albans market on Saturday 22 September, aka Car Free Day. Do drop by the stall and pitch in to the campaign for Healthy Streets for Active Travel.
Here is an extract from the press release to give a bit of background:
Caroline Brooke, District Councillor for Clarence Ward, says
‘What we’re hoping to do is to start a conversation about the benefits of sustainable transport, in terms of: improving public health when people have more active lifestyles; reducing the air pollution that is generated by unnecessary short car journeys; and cutting congestion for those people who need to use their cars. We’ll be asking people to mark their regular journeys on a big street map of the city and tell us what the main issues are that stop them from choosing to walk or cycle more. We want to find out where the problems are (eg difficult junctions) as well as some of the more positive things that people enjoy about walking and cycling in St Albans.’