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This article was published in 1999, in Newsletter 25.

The Other Place

Following on from our trips to Groningen and York, this year we will head off to Oxford, for a weekend of cycling, socialising, and yes, even a bit of fact-finding. We’ll spend half a day being shown around the city by local cycle campaigners. There should be plenty to see, as there have been big changes recently for the Oxford Transport Strategy , under the slogan ‘It’ll be terrific without the traffic’.

We’ll set off after work on Friday 15 October, and we’ll make sure there will be plenty of time for relaxing, enjoying Oxford, and meeting local cyclists. We’ll return on Sunday 17 October. If you think you might be interested in joining us, please do get in touch with Lisa phone 245566 e-mail jameswoodburn@talk21.com for more information. We hope you’ll join us on what should be a very enjoyable weekend.

Clare Macrae

Campaign monthly meetings

Once a month, the Campaign has its regular open meeting, to which all members are invited. The meeting is held at the Friends’ Meeting House, (on Jesus Lane and next to the ADC Theatre), on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30 pm (for coffee and a chat) for 8 pm. We aim to finish by 9.30 pm, and the meeting never goes on beyond 10 pm.

As well as discussing Campaign business (forthcoming planning matters, proposed junction improvements, new cycle schemes, safety, etc.), often a speaker is invited to talk on a particular topic. On other occasions, more time is devoted to local cycling issues. Occasionally, items of policy are passed also.

Anyone – Campaign member or not – is welcome at the meetings. Whether you want to become more involved in the Campaign, air your opinions, ask the committee to do something which you feel is important, or just listen to the discussions, please do come. There is always an ‘open forum’ section of the meeting where any kind of cycling matter can be raised.

At the August meeting, we shall spend some time discussing the work of the Road Danger Reduction sub-group.

From August we shall also be moving to a larger, quieter, ground floor room.

Martin Lucas-Smith