East Finchley: ‘Sustainable High Rd’ planning meeting

What? Planning Meeting for the Town Team ‘Sustainable High Rd’ event

When? MONDAY 27th June 2022 7pm -8.30pm   

Where? Martin School Dining Hall, Plane Tree Walk, High Rd N2 9JP

We recently had a successful launch event attended by over 70 East Finchley traders and residents and we are now getting down to business and planning for our first event which will take place on the High Road on Saturday September 17th, 2022. This will focus on Sustainability, from big topics such as how we can sustain our High Road in the future but also practical information about which shops on the High Road provide refill service or a recycling point etc. On the day there will be stalls and activities.

If you cannot make this meeting but do want to be involved in September contact us on eftownteam@barnetcyclists

Sent on behalf of East Finchley Town Team

North Finchley Town Centre

PUBLIC REALM IMPROVEMENTS

Barnet Council, with the local community, are creating a strategy to improve public spaces in North Finchley Town Centre. The aim is to create a more sustainable, greener, integrated and inclusive place to live, work, visit and play.

There are opportunities to meet those involved in the planning to find out more.

Friday 24 June  11am-2pm outside Starbucks

Sunday 26 June  11am-2pm outside Sainsbury’s

Thursday 30 June  3pm-6pm outside Shah Abbas restaurant

Saturday 2 July  3pm-7pm Tally Ho Corner

Climate Safe Streets Campaign

The LLC have published a short film today to highlight the Climate Safe Streets Campaign with the aim of getting as many people as possible to write to their council leader to demand safer cycling.

To watch the film on You Tube see here:

Then to contact your councillor use this link on the LCC website:

lcc.org.uk/climate 

4th March: Vigil in Holborn

LCC is set to hold a vigil, Friday 4th March, 6pm following another Holborn cycling fatality.

To mark the tragic death of yet another cyclist in the Holborn one way system, the London Cycling Campaign will be holding a vigil outside Holborn Station at 6pm, Friday 4th March. Please gather at 6pm to show respect for the victims who have died at this location. Candles will be lit and a short statement made.

We will be protesting the continued lack of action to deal with road danger at this hazardous junction where eight cyclists have died in collisions since 2008. The most recent, prior to this week’s sad death, was that of Doctor Marta Krawiec last September, just north of Holborn Station. At that location, temporary changes were made within weeks following that fatality. We urge London’s authorities to act swiftly here also – but more, not to wait for yet another predictable fatality or serious collision at such a location before taking action.

At this stage emergency services have confirmed that the latest collision took place in High Holborn near the junction with Procter Street and that it involved an HGV.

The LCC is also looking for marshals to help with this event. If you can help (experience neded) please email Mike.McSherry@lcc.org.uk

Focus group participants needed

Who we are & what we are researching

We are a team at the Centre for Transport & Society, UWE Bristol, and we are investigating how people perceive and behave in different types of side road crossings, so that road crossing design can be improved.

To do this, we are organising online focus groups (i.e. online discussion groups) in March. Each online focus group will involve around 6 participants and last max 75 minutes. Participants will be able to share their experiences of crossing side roads in a friendly and informal setting, with the help of a researcher who will facilitate the discussion. To thank participants for their time, we will give them a shopping voucher.

Who can take part in the research?

We are looking for a mix of ordinary people, aged 18+, from ALL WALKS OF LIFE and from different areas across the UK, who may fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • People with disabilities and/or reduced mobility
  • People who regularly cycle for transport (including with children)
  • People who regularly walk for transport (including with children, pushchairs etc.)
  • Any other transport users (e.g. drivers, e-scooter users etc.)

What do you need to take part?

You don’t need any special qualifications or knowledge to take part. To join the focus group, you can use an electronic device connected to the internet – we will use Microsoft Teams, which is the UWE-approved online platform. Some of the focus groups will involve watching short video clips and images on the screen. If you cannot access the internet or have any accessibility needs (e.g. BSL interpretation), please let us know in advance so we can support you.

When are the online focus groups taking place?

  • Monday 7th March 12:00-13:15 (only for people living/working/studying in Greater London)
  • Monday 7th March 18:00-19:15
  • Tuesday 8th March 18:00-19:15 (only for people living/working/studying in Greater London)
  • Wednesday 9th March 12:00-13:15
  • Thursday 10th March 8:45-10:00 (only for people living/working/studying in Greater London)
  • Thursday 10th March 12:00-13:15 (only for people living/working/studying in the Bradford/Leeds/York area)
  • Friday 11th March 8:45-10:00
  • Friday 11th March 12:00-13:15 (only for people living/working/studying in Birmingham)
  • Saturday 12th March 10:00-11:15

How to take part

If you wish to take part in one of the focus groups, please send an email to miriam.ricci@uwe.ac.uk providing the following details:

  • Your full name;
  • Age & gender;
  • Occupation;
  • Place of residence (village, town or city);
  • Any disabilities and accessibility needs;
  • Which focus group(s) you wish or are able to join. We will invite you to ONE focus group only.

New Volunteer Roles at the LCC

A series of volunteer project roles have been added to the LCC website so please take a look and share with anyone who might be interested. There’s a variety of projects available to volunteer on:Help scope and support our work on creating an accessible and inclusive cycling network in LondonSupport our Dangerous Junctions campaignBorough cycle parking projectWomen on Wheels projectCycling in London’s ethnic minority communitiesCycling in London’s LGBTQ+ communitiesSupporting LCC Community rides

For details see here:

http://www.lcc.org.uk/staff-vacancies/

Monthly Meeting: Thursday 27 May 8pm

We will start with a brief round-up of what is happening locally and what is happening on the Campaign front.

Then, this month we have a visit from Toby Hopkins from the LCC office who is involved in the ‘Cycle Buddies’ scheme. This scheme connects people who want tips and guidance on urban cycling with more experienced cyclists. Some new, or returning, riders might need help with planning a safe route to work – or might need advice on improving their cycling technique. The LCC would like to have this scheme set up in Barnet so we need people to get involved. Come along and see what is involved and find out how you can help.

This meeting is open to members of the group and our local supporters only. If you attended any of the previous meetings there is no need to do anything and you will be sent the Zoom invite a few days before the meeting. If you wish to be added to the list, please send an email to alison.ewington@ntlworld.com.