Campaign Group News – July 2018

Barnet Cyclists (BC) has a campaign group which responds to council consultations and keeps an eye on proposed developments that may affect cycling. Some of the issues we’ve been dealing with recently are:

Stay Wider of the Rider campaign: This is a London-wide LCC campaign and we’d encourage BC members to add close passes to the map. See https://barnetlcc.org/stay-wider-of-the-rider/ for details.

Brent X new railway station: I’ve attended the two recent exhibitions. There will be cycle parking and lifts to the platforms and a bridge over the railway line but no details of the design yet. Planned completion date is 2022.

Pentavia Retail Park – revised proposals consultation: Jon K and Jon C have submitted observations on the revised scheme, maintaining our objections while welcoming some of the improvements.

High St Barnet consultation: I have submitted objections with advice from Jon C and Simon Munk from the LCC and input from other members of the Campaign Group.

Playing fields consultation (Barnet, West Hendon, Copthall/Mill Hill): Campaign Group members have submitted responses to all three consultations. Barnet and Copthall both have cycle routes through them and a cycle route runs to the south of the West Hendon Playing Fields along the north shore of the Welsh Harp reservoir.

Dockless pool bikes: Jon C and Jon K had submitted observations on Barnet’s plans. Urbo, the councils preferred supplier, had have now pulled out of London.

Liaison with Haringey LCC group: We try to keep in touch with that is happened in adjoining boroughs. I’ve had a useful meeting with Selena Calder (Haringey LCC). LB Haringey had made a successful bid to TfL for a Liveable Neighbourhood plan in Crouch End. They have no further news on the proposed Hornsey – North Finchley Quietway.

Basing Hill Park cycle project: I’ve been contacted by a children’s cycle project that meets at Basing Hill Park on Saturdays. Anthony, who runs it, hopes that we can help him run some local rides for parents.

LCC infrastructure training sessions: Penny has attended one of Simon Munk’s infrastructure training sessions at the LCC office and found it most useful. She has circulated useful links to the rest of the campaign group.

Road safety measures around Menorah Primary School: I have submitted a written response to the consultation which includes a 20 mph zone around the school and a new built out crossing. I also spoke at the committee meeting. The revised scheme is going out to further consultation.

Church Lane, East Finchley: The council has new plans for Church Lane. The Campaign Group supports the new speed hump and the new electronic warning sign but we do not want to see the existing sign removed.

Finchley Reform Synagogue climate change group: I have met up with this group and will help draft the Low Traffic Neighbourhoods section of their proposed cycle strategy.

If you want further information on any of the items discussed or to be involved in the campaign group, please contact me.

Charles Harvey – 21 July 2018

charles.harvey@hotmail.co.uk

020 8455 5174

Barnet Cyclists/Barnet Cycling Campaign is part of London Cycling Campaign