This short video is part of last week’s Cycling UK “Cycle Clips” submitted by Charles H. Several Barnet cyclists have watched it and thought it a “nice amiable and personal account of the joys of cycling”.
It is 12 minutes long and covers thoughts on why people may like to cycle as well as some issues on expectations of climate changes in the UK and longer term views in a sort of upbeat manner.
FIND OUT –Thursday October 17th at 7pm
Martin School Hall, Plane
Tree Walk, High Road, East Finchley, London N2 9JP
Breathing polluted air harms
our health, even when we might not feel the effects day to day. Many Londoners -including in East
Finchley-are living in areas that exceed the World Health Organisation
guidelines. Half of this pollution is caused by road traffic but other factors
such as dust from construction works have an impact. This meeting is an
opportunity to get an overview of the problem and to assess what individuals,
schools and other organisations and the wider community can do to improve the
Leonie Cooper Greater London Assembly Member for the Labour and Cooperative Party (environment lead)
Pupil Representative from Martin School Eco Council on initiatives taken by one school community
Spokespersonfrom London Borough of Barnet Invited
For more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organised by East Finchley Community Trust
Bonner is a student at Royal Holloway University of London and has requested of
Barnet Cycling Campaign if they and others would be able to complete a survey
on cycling experiences:
recruiting participants for a nationwide study exploring experiences of
cycling. In particular, the study aims to explore the types of beliefs that UK
cyclists hold about other road-users whilst cycling. It involves completing a
short questionnaire that will take about 10-12 minutes.
questionnaire can be accessed using this link:
As a way of
saying ‘thank you’, participants have the option of being entered into a prize
draw to win a £100 Amazon gift voucher.
Bonner, Trainee Clinical Psychologist
of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham Hill, Egham, TW20
happening in and around London on 21-22 September with Open House London 2019 on
21-22 September and Car Free Day on Sunday 22 September and you can visit them
House London it is possible to visit hundreds of buildings of architectural interest
and historical, cultural and general interest in central London and the
Boroughs. With the Car Free Day on Sunday, 22 September road closures or
bus-only zones will be enforced between 10.30am and 5pm with twenty kilometres
of roads closed in central London and cycling and walking encouraged around
Tower Bridge, London Bridge and the City of London.
learn more at:
open include for example the Treasury Office, Foreign Office, Whitehall,
various embassies, Saville Row, etc. Some building visits require email booking
in advance (eg Wrotham Park, Barnet) and others are by ballot only with those
ballots mostly closed now (eg No. 10 Downing St and new US Embassy).
But don’t be
discouraged, hundreds of other buildings are still accessible and open in your
area and in London and don’t forget the Car Free Day on Sunday 22 September and
maybe use your bike to get to some of these famous buildings?
There is an open public meeting organised by St Albans Cycle Campaign to discuss how to develop a collaborative and feasible cycle network in St Albans & Harpenden. Entry is free to anyone interested in learning more about this, but please register in advance on Eventbrite (https://stacc-agm.eventbrite.co.uk).
will be Brian Deegan who is a leading street design engineer and an
inspirational public speaker. He was co-author of the London Cycling Design
Standards and is currently principal design engineer with Urban Movement, and
cycling infrastructure lead for Greater Manchester Combined Authority. He has
lived in Harpenden for 10 years, and knows the challenges and opportunities of
creating a cycle network for the district and area.
due to unforeseen circumstances it has been necessary to cancel the ride and
dinner scheduled for 9th August 2019.
Please watch out for blogs and notices for further information on evening rides when they are available.
the FreeCycle events this weekend (see Rides Blog of 28 June for more details).
Peter, Graham and John are stepping up to muster and coax a group of cyclists
to and from central London to participate in the Saturday 3 Aug event. Remember
you can join them as participants or find your own way into London and there is
no need to register if you don’t want to and it is all FREE!!
point for the organised ride in is from Tally Ho Pub, North Finchley N12 0BP at
10am with the led start back to North Finchley from London at 3pm
You can download a map of the FreeCycle area in London at the following: https://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/events/freecycle/route/
Also Barnet Cyclists want to wish all the best to the Barnet team participating in the Surrey 100 on Sunday 4th August. GOOD LUCK – Helen, Penny and Ray!!
The first ever (and first of what’s planned to be an annual event) London Boroughs’ Healthy Streets Scorecard launched today. You can see the LCC blog with the media release and download of the full report and spreadsheet here: https://lcc.org.uk/articles/healthy-boroughs. It has also been covered in the Evening Standard.
What is the Scorecard?
The Scorecard aims to track boroughs on nine metrics relating to the Healthy Streets methodology and the Mayor’s Transport Strategy aims. These nine are broken into four “outputs” – the long-term results of making streets healthier – such as serious collision rates, mode share and car ownership, and four inputs, one of which is a combination of two metrics. These are things every borough can and should be doing to improve streets and will mean all boroughs can affect their scoring and standing on the Scorecard within a year, without huge amounts of funding – such as modal filters installed, km of cycle track, 20mph and CPZ coverage of the borough’s roads.
All of the scores have been designed to not only be sourced from public sources of information (TfL mostly, but also DfT etc.) but also should be replicable on an annual basis. All the metrics have also been normalised – so, for instance, boroughs with more walking and cycling shouldn’t automatically do badly on collisions for vulnerable road users.
What the scorecard means for Barnet
Overall, Barnet comes 28th out of 33 boroughs, above Hillingdon, Bromley, Bexley, Redbridge and Havering. The areas where investments have the most potential for improving Barnet’s overall score are 20 mph zones and provision of protected cycle tracks, followed by Low Traffic Neighbourhoods and CPZs.
The eight Healthy Streets indicators used for the 33
London Boroughs are:
|Indicator ||Measure ||Barnet’s position – out of 33 Boroughs |
|1. Modeshare: Sustainable Modes (PT+W+C) ||Trip-based mode share for active, efficient and sustainable modes (Walk, Cycle & Public Transport), by borough of residence, LTDS 3 year average, 2015/16-2017/18. ||
|2A. Active Travel-Walking ||% of adults who walk 5+ times a week ||
|2B. Active Travel-Cycling ||% of adults who cycle 5+ times a week ||
|3. Casualties (Tot % P&C) ||Average Annual Pedestrian and Cyclist Serious and Fatal Casualties (2015 to 2017)/1,000 daily walking and cycling stages (Stages per day, 3 year average 2014/15-2016/17) ||
|4. Cars per Household ||Number of cars per household (2018) ||
|5. Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (Modal filters) ||Number of modal filters (Source: TfL CID. Data collected 2017-summer 2018)/km of road length (DfT – 2017) ||
|6. 20mph ||Proportion of borough managed roads (by length) with a 20mph limit (TfL) ||
|7. CPZ Coverage ||Length of roads covered by Controlled Parking Zones (CPZ) (Source: Appy Parking) ||
8. Provision of Protected Cycle Track
||Total length (kms) of protected cycle track (covers – Segregated (on- and off -carriageway), Stepped Lane/Track and Partially/light segregated (on- and off-carriageway)per km of road length (DfT – 2017) ||
The scorecard is certainly not comprehensive or perfect – but it’s a really good start we think, and the aim is to improve it, so please let us know your feedback.
ride on a summer’s evening using
sections of paths through parks and residential streets. Starting at Tally Ho,
small tree and bench area next to pub, North Finchley and finishing with a meal
after the ride in Whetstone at Rizo’s
– known for catering for cyclists with a Mediterranean and European food theme
– meat, fish, vegie and vegan choices. Join us for the meal if you can’t make
LIGHTS ARE A
MUST FOR THIS RIDE TO GET HOME.
Tally Ho, North Finchley N12.
Ride Leader: Charles Jennings email@example.com. Please let me know if you think you might join this ride or just come for the meal – send me an email if poss by early afternoon on day of the ride – not essential but helps with restaurant booking.
Now is your chance to have a year’s interesting cycle rides,
indulge in sociable monthly indoor meetings and flaunt a membership card, all at
a miniscule cost. If this refrain looks familiar it is because it’s a repeat of
our fund raising appeal of a month ago. So if you responded then, you may stop
reading now, unless you would like to donate yet more money!
If you didn’t respond can we gently remind you that we need
your financial help to keep Barnet Cyclists alive. We do get a grant from the LCC but this only
covers about a third of our annual operating costs. So we would like you to contribute
a whole £4 if you are a paid up LCC member, or if you are an associate of
Barnet Cyclists at least £10 would be appreciated.
Ideally we would like you to pay by bank transfer directly
into our account. It is “London Cycling Campaign Barnet Branch”, sort code 60
83 01, a/c no. 20225687 and vitally important, give your name as a reference.
If you are unable to do a transfer don’t hesitate, just give
us cash or a cheque. (Cheques to “Barnet Cyclists” or the full a/c name as
above). As we now have to pay a bank handling charge for cheques please add an
extra 50p to cover this. If posting send to: Treasurer, Barnet Cyclists, 38 Glenwood
Rd. NW7 4LJ.
So in anticipation and hoping you don’t forget to do this –
many thanks for your valued support,
Group treasurer – Peter R.