A1000 Cycleway – Barnet Council Consultation

Barnet Council is consulting on the future of the A1000 cycleway. The Cycleway was installed in 2020 and runs between East Finchley and North Finchley along the A1000.

The Leader of the Council, Barry Rawlings, declared a climate emergency earlier this year, and at Barnet Cycling Campaign we believe that developing safe cycling infrastructure is essential as part of the push to reduce vehicle emissions and encourage more people to cycle and walk. 

In view of this we believe that it is essential that the council keeps the A1000 cycleway and improves it to meet the current guidelines on cycle infrastructure design to fix the current problems with the facility.

As part of the latest consultation, Barnet Council is asking people to complete a questionnaire, which can be found on the Engage Barnet Website here:

A1000 Cycle Lane engagement and consultation – Phase 2 | Engage Barnet

Please take time to have a look at the consultation and complete the questionnaire. We would also ask that people use the free text boxes in the questionnaire to suggest that the cycleway should be improved to meet the government’s cycling infrastructure design guidance LTN 1/20, which can be found here:

Cycle infrastructure design (LTN 1/20) – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

LCC: Winter Social and Campaigners’ Awards – 6 Dec

Join the LCC for a Winter Social and Campaigners’ Awards at Look Mum No Hands (49 Old Street London EC1V 9HX) on Tuesday 6 December at 6pm. They’ll also be thanking Suami for all the excellent work he’s put in as Climate Safe Streets Officer as his role is coming to an end.

If anyone has nominations for awards: you can view Awards categories here. Send your nominations to campaign@lcc.org.uk.

The LCC has set up a registration on Eventbrite to get an idea of how many are coming – please follow this link.

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lcc-winter-social-campaigners-awards-and-suamis-leaving-drinks-tickets-466313625607

Action: support changes to Park Lane

TfL are consulting on changes to Park Lane made during the pandemic which tamed an intimidating six-lane, 40mph urban motorway in central London with a 20mph limit, bus lane, two-way protected cycle lane and upgraded crossing for walking, cycling and wheeling.

The LCC have set up a tool to take just 2 minutes to respond easily to TfL. If you want more details on the scheme, consultation and to fill out the full survey see TfL’s Have Your Say hub. The consultation closes on 4 December 2022.

A1000 Cycle Lane engagement and consultation

There is an opportunity to attend workshops and focus groups about the future of the A1000 Cycle route. There will also be an opportunity to share views on transport across the borough and how the council will reach their transport goals for sustainability and the environment. They wish to involve residents, businesses, local community and interest groups, and partners.

For details and to register see here:

https://engage.barnet.gov.uk/a1000-cycle-route-engagement-consultation

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