Movement for Liveable London Street Talks - Jim Davis 9th April 2013

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Street Talks with Jim Davis, Chair, Cycling Embassy of Great Britain – The Joy of Sects: The Evolution of the Embassy
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Movement for Liveable London Street Talks - Jim Davis 9th April 2013

  1. 1. The Joy of Sects: The Evolution of The Embassy Jim Davis Cycling Embassy of Great Britain
  2. 2. Cycling Embassy of Great Britain Launch, Central London3 September 2011(IBikeLondon)
  3. 3. Rubbish Bin in AssenA View From The Cycle Path
  4. 4. KIDSSOMETIMES MUCK ABOUT!
  5. 5. The Alternative Department for Transport
  6. 6. EVERYONE USES THEFACILITIES WHENPROVIDED!
  7. 7. Vole OSpeed
  8. 8. ..do not base policies about walking and cycling on theviews and experiences of existing committed cyclistsand pedestrians. These are a minority who have,against all the odds, successfully negotiated a hostileurban environment to incorporate walking and cyclinginto their everyday routines. It is necessary to talk – aswe have done – to non-walkers and non-cyclists,potential cyclists and walkers, former cyclists andwalkers, recreational cyclists and occasional walkersto determine what would encourage them to makemore use of these transport modes.Understanding Walking & Cycling
  9. 9. ..do not always base policies about walking and cyclingon the views and experiences of existing committedcyclists and pedestrians. These are a minority who have,against all the odds, successfully negotiated a hostileurban environment to incorporate walking and cyclinginto their everyday routines. It is also necessary to talk– as we have done – to non-walkers and non-cyclists,potential cyclists and walkers, former cyclists andwalkers, recreational cyclists and occasional walkers todetermine what would encourage them to make moreuse of these transport modes.Understanding Walking & Cycling
  10. 10. Cycle training should be an enhancement to, not areplacement for high quality bicycle infrastructure
  11. 11. WHAT ABOUT THEBUSINESSES?
  12. 12. BUSINESSES IN ELSTEAD 1970/80s2 Petrol Stations 1 Lloyds Bank2 Mechanics 1 Butcher1 Haulage Firm 1 Bakery2 Newsagents 1 Grocers1 Post Office 1 Poodle Parlour1 Supermarket 1 Haberdashers1 TV/Radio Repair Shop 1 Pharmacy3 Pubs 1 DIY shop/Timber Yard1 Working Forge 1 Fish and Chip Shop1 Engineering Works 1 Hairdressers
  13. 13. BUSINESSES IN ELSTEAD NOW1 Newsagent 1 Grocers1 Post Office1 Supermarket 1 Pharmacy3 Pubs 1 Fish and Chip Shop 1 Hairdressers1 Beauty Parlour
  14. 14. Exhibition Road – Artists Impression
  15. 15. From the Hornets NestFrom As Easy As Riding A Bike
  16. 16. “While we still have tailbacks during peak periods, I am sure people regard it as avast improvement, and while traffic flows more slowly it actually gets throughquicker….”Councillor Howard Murray, Poynton, Cheshire
  17. 17. New Road, Brighton
  18. 18. Worthing Prom, West Sussex
  19. 19. • A „Crossrail for Bikes‟• A Central London „Bike Grid‟• A number of Mini-Hollands in Outer London• Westway to become London‟s bicycling Hi-Line
  20. 20. • Nothing must reduce cyclists right to use any road.• No lorry should be allowed in London unless it is fitted with safety equipment to protect cyclists, and driven by someone fully trained in cycle awareness.• Timid, half-hearted improvements are out [re segregation] - we will do things at least adequately, or not at all.• We will ask for new powers to carry out camera enforcement of mandatory cycle lanes, to stop cars driving in them.
  21. 21. Cycling Embassy of Great BritainAGMNewcastle 1st & 2nd June 2013Further details on www.cycling-embassy.org.ukOr email chair@cycling-embassy.org.uk
  22. 22. Roll CallSally Hinchcliffe (Town Mouse) SecretaryMark Ames (ibikelondon) Ex-Press OfficerMark Treasure (AsEasyAsRidingA Bike) Press OfficerSamantha Smith Volunteer CoordinatorGeoff Rone (Carmarthen Baywatch) TreasurerAnthony Cartmell WebmasterDavid Arditti (Vole OSpeed) Board MemberChris Page (Chester Cycling) Board MemberJoe Dunckley (At War With The Motorist) Board MemberTim Lennon Board MemberKevin Hickman (Inclusive Cycling) Board MemberPaul James (Pedestrianise London) Board Member
  23. 23. Inspiration:David Hembrow A View From The Cycle PathMark Wagenbuur Bicycle DutchMikael Colville Andersen CopenhagenizeMarc van Woudenberg Amsterdamize….and Freewheeler Crap Cycling & Walking in Waltham Forest
  24. 24. Thank You!

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