This article was published in 2007, in Newsletter 70.
We hope this year to get back to a regular cycle of speakers and other special events at monthly meetings. As below, we hope to have a speaker or presentation for the first half, then items for discussion as usual. If there are cycling issues which concern you, come along and discuss them with other members.
Our open meetings are held every month, and we are always pleased to welcome our members. The diary section of this Newsletter and our website have the dates of forthcoming meetings, which are normally on the first Tuesday of each month at 7.30 pm for 8 pm in the Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane. Tea and coffee are served from around 7.30 pm.
We hope that Councillors and other decision-makers, and indeed the general public, will attend at least the first half of our meetings.
Tuesday 6 February 2007
Michael Simmons is a research manager at Cambridge University. He is co-ordinating the Cambridge part of a three-year DfT (Department for Transport) funded project to develop systems to collect real-time data on pollution levels. In Cambridge, mobile pollution sensing devices will be developed for pedestrians and cyclists. Come and hear about the project and discuss related issues.
Tuesday 6 March 2007
Mike Causer, Committee member, will be giving a presentation on the National Trust’s Wicken Fen expansion towards Cambridge and the plans for good cycle access to this wonderful nature reserve and the countryside north-east of the city.
The previous Newsletter gave a summary of latest developments, but come to the monthly meeting to see and hear more about the bid and the proposals for the Fen.
Tuesday 3 April 2007
Copenhagen is known far and wide as the ‘City of Cyclists’. We will be showing a 20-minute video produced by the council at the City of Copenhagen on the way they provide for cyclists, by reallocating road space, providing good quality cycle parking facilities, and giving genuine attention to cyclists’ needs at crossings. The video also covers how the Council there regularly canvasses the views of cyclists through their ‘Bicycle Account’.
We particularly hope Councillors will consider coming to this meeting to see what a difference can be made when cyclists are given proper attention, rather than being ‘squeezed in’ or forced onto the pavement, as so often happens in Cambridge and elsewhere in the UK.
Come along and see how different things could be.
Tuesday 1 May 2007
We hope to give a presentation on our findings last year from our visit to the Netherlands, subject to confirmation.