Had a faceful of brambles? Fed up of your local pothole? Report any highways problems, including cycle paths alongside roads, to Hertfordshire County Council. Feedback we get from officers is that reporting by the public helps them direct resources and plan works, as well as actually getting things fixed. Vegetation does seem to take longer than it should - please let STACC know of any problem locations.
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Report on the #SustFest19 meeting on Healthy Streets is now available. It was a great evening, Caroline Russell is an inspiring speaker and we are fizzing with ideas to make our streets better for people. Do get involved!
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! Please get in touch - the committee meets monthly and informally in central St Albans and usually goes for a beer afterwards.
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:
NEW!!STACC cycle rides - first one is on Sunday 8th December.
Graham Trent will be leading a joint ride with SPOKES (the Watford-based cycle campaign) from St Albans Abbey Station on Sunday 8th December 2019 starting @ 9:30. The ride will go through Gorhambury then quiet lanes to Flamstead to pick up NCN 6 to return via Harpenden. Total distance is about 24 Miles. The ride will be medium pace (9 to 11 mph) and is suitable for any bike. There are no planned café stops, however we could visit the Inn on the Parkor Westminster Lodge café at the end of the ride.
If you would like to join the ride please email: email@example.com including a mobile number in case we need to contact you on the day.
Over 80 people attended the STACC public meeting on the last day of September on creating a cycle network in St Albans & Harpenden in a presentation by Brian Deegan. You can see a brief summary of his talk and slides from the presentation here.
The meeting included a brief AGM - our Chair John Metcalf reported on another busy year of active campaigning (see below), the accounts were approved and the committee members were re-elected.
E-mail sent by Rona Wightman, Wednesday, 23rd October 2019 @ 11:15am
Your local Safer Neighbourhood team and officers from the Britsh Transport Police will be at St Albans City Railway Station between 5pm and 8pm on Thursday (24 October) offering crime prevention, advice and the opportunity to have your pedal cycle marked with a bike register security code.