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This article was published in 2007, in Newsletter 75.


We’re continuing our 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.

Councillors and other decision-makers, and indeed the general public, are most welcome to attend these meetings.

Open meetings, which everyone is welcome to attend, are held every month. 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 7.30pm for 8pm at the Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane. Tea and coffee are served from around 7.30pm.

Reports of recent meetings

The topic of the October meeting was a second discussion on the Demand Management (Congestion Charging) proposals, based on the information we had so far managed to obtain. The December meeting (see diary) will be the next opportunity for discussion.

A report on our 2007 AGM (November) is in this newsletter.

Congestion charge proposals – Tuesday 4 December 2007

The County Council has now started its consultation period on this huge set of changes – an enormous £500m package of investment coupled with a weekday morning peak congestion charge. The consultation includes an enormous amount of documentation which we will be condensing for a better understanding of the cycling-related aspects. The December meeting will offer another chance to debate the proposals.

A short EGM will be held at the start of the December monthly meeting to elect the remaining unfilled positions on the Committee. All members are welcome to stand.

Cycling 2020 launch to members – Tuesday 8 January 2008

This has been rescheduled from the December meeting due to the Congestion Charge discussion. Please also note that this date is the second Tuesday of the month, a change from the usual schedule and the meeting will be in an upstairs room instead of our usual ground floor one.

Our Cycling 2020 document is nearing completion, and we expect to launch it around the start of the year. Cycling 2020 is to be a visionary document for cycling in the city over the next 15 years. The brochure will contain a series of achievable but challenging plans for the delivery of an attractive cycling infrastructure, and act as a focus for campaigning. Come along and see our presentation of the document.

Martin Lucas-Smith, Co-ordinator