From the Chair

This article was published in 2018, in Newsletter 136.

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For the last two years, Sarah has been doing a fantastic job as the editor of this publication. With Sarah leaving, it has been hard to find somebody who would take on this role every time. We have therefore initiated the concept of a guest editor. If the Today programme on Radio 4 can do it for a week, and Have I Got News For You can have a guest host on each programme, then I’m sure we can have different editors for each edition.

This issue is full of great articles. There are some concerns about overly car-centric development along Mill Road, a place that needs less motorĀ­ised vehicles and not more, along with discussions about cycle helmets and schools. We ask and investigate the question: who is designing our streets? Is there a lack of diversity? Does the structure of their training lead to more dangerous roads, meaning more car traffic, and fewer children cycling to school?

Obviously not afraid of doing a little bit of travel, Roxanne popped over to Melbourne, Australia, to do an in-person radio interview, along with a few family commitments, and Hester cycled around Berlin, Germany. Closer to home, we also report on the recent #CamRideHome exploratory ride out to the B1102 cycleway between Stow-cum-Quy and Lode, and report on the slightly less useful Green End Road ‘cycle lanes’ – or should we call them ‘expensive parking lanes’?

Matthew Danish is the guest editor this month, and I think he’s done a fantastic job. Please look inside and check it out for yourself.

Robin Heydon