‘Dockless’ cars for Barnet?

At a time when neighbouring boroughs are bringing in dockless bikes, Barnet is consulting on the car equivalent instead: https://engage.barnet.gov.uk/floating-car-clubs

They are called ‘Floating car clubs’ and work in a similar way to dockless bikes:

  • A nearby car is located via a smartphone app.
  • It can be reserved and driven within a defined area.
  • The car can be left suitably parked at the destination.

Will this actually reduce car ownership?  Or will it increase car use for those who don’t own a car and would otherwise walk, cycle or use public transport?

The consultation closes on 27 February. It’s an opportunity to ask why Barnet is not consulting on bike sharing schemes.

Dockless bike schemes are spreading into Outer London: Urbo bikes are in Waltham Forest and coming soon to Enfield. Why not Barnet? Have your say at https://engage.barnet.gov.uk/floating-car-clubs

Using TfL’s on-line Healthy Streets tools to improve streets for cyclists and pedestrians

By Lucy Saunders

On Monday 5 February, 7.30 – 9pm at Islington Town Hall, Upper Street N1 2UD

All London borough campaigners welcome – no booking necessary.

Lucy Saunders is a public health specialist who developed the Healthy Streets approach and its 10 Indicators for TFL. She has now taken the lead in developing a set of tools to ensure the approach is used when new schemes are proposed. The idea is that TFL will require boroughs to use the Healthy Streets checklist to get funding. This could be transformative.

This session is aimed at helping campaigners across London to understand how they can use the on-line Healthy Streets tools that have been developed at TfL. Local activists will find them useful when pressing London boroughs to submit well thought out, high quality Liveable Neighbourhood Programme bids and in assessing the likely effectiveness of any other road and public realm schemes they are drawing up.

Useful links:

Guide to the Healthy Streets Indicators

My summary of the Guide to the Healthy Streets Indicators

Healthy Streets Check for Designers

My summary of the Healthy Streets Check for Designers

Small Change, Big Impact

Read more at https://healthystreets.com/

Taming Hostile Streets

Islington Town Hall, 14 December 2017, 6.30 pm

London Assembly Member and Islington Councillor Caroline Russell will talk about her report for the London Assembly Transport Committee which is to be published on 4th Dec. The report looks at how the Mayor can tackle main roads that are hostile for walking and cycling and make them into healthy places where it is a pleasure to get around on foot and by bike.

For more information: see  https://www.london.gov.uk/current-investigations/walking-cycling-outer-london-junctions

All are welcome Free drink and nibbles.

Please RSVP to dfharrison1138@gmail.com or walkislington@gmail.com

Friern Barnet Quietway survey

Healthy Streets: Friern Barnet Lane, Ashurst Road, and Buxted Road


Quietway FAQ’s

What are Quietways?

As part of these Healthy Streets improvements, we will be proposing to connect residents to the London‐wide cycle network of Quietways. These are quiet routes that follow back streets, parks and waterways that will safely connect you to shops, stations, workplaces and other destinations. They are different from Cycle Superhighways, being much more low‐key in nature, and appeal to people of all ages and cycling experience.

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