Would you welcome safer cycling in Palmers Green?
Come to the Palmers Green Shopping Carnival on your bike! – 12 noon on Saturday 5 July
Enfield Cycling Campaign are organising a short cycle ride along Green Lanes in Palmers Green during the Shopping Carnival on Saturday 5 July. We will meet at 12 noon on the junction of Green Lanes and Compton Road in Winchmore Hill. The idea of the ride is to:
◾Celebrate Enfield’s success in winning the Mini Holland bid to create safe space for cycling
◾Show our support for cycle lanes on Palmers Green high street
◾Encourage shopkeepers on Green Lanes that they will not lose business if some parking is replaced by cycle lanes.
People can also shop by bike! Some shopkeepers oppose the Mini Holland scheme, but research in the UK and abroad shows that cycling facilities boost business in the long run. We aim to reassure our local traders on Saturday 5 July by doing a bit of shopping by bike: a cycle ‘cash mob’! Please come if you support safer cycling for you and your children. Cycling should be for everyone. Come even if you don’t normally cycle – and bring your friends and your children and your friend’s children and your children’s friends and your granny and your mother-in-law. Oh, and your bike!
Any questions? Contact Roger at email@example.com
Meeting 8:00pm 12 June 2014
Room 1 Community House
Fore Street Edmonton N9 0PZ
1. DIY Streets Edmonton
Veronica Conti from Sustrans will be talking about her work with the community and schools in and around the Church Street area of Edmonton.
2. Bike Week 14-22 June 2014
To discuss plans for Bike Week
3. Palmers Green Cycle Past 5 July 2014
To plan our Cycle Past for the Palmers Green Shopping Festival on 5 July
Community House has adequate parking and railings for chaining bikes to. Car drivers do need to obtain a permit from reception.
Please join the London Cycling Campaign on Saturday 17 May 2014 for the ‘Space for Cycling’ Big Ride, which is a fun ride with a serious message, telling politicians we want streets that are safe and inviting for everyone to cycle.
Our event starts in Park Lane, with crowds gathering from 11am for a midday start, and from 1pm there’ll be a rally on the Embankment with guest speakers (to be confirmed), with the event ending at 2pm.
Enjoy riding through famous London locations such as Hyde Park Corner, Parliament Square, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square in a motor-traffic-free environment that’s suitable for the whole family (see the route below).
En route, the Big Ride will also meet with the London Tweed Run, which this year takes place on the same day, and has LCC as its charity partner.
Enfield Branch will be starting a Feeder Ride from the Civic Centre at 9am
Guide rides to Big Ride
Our safe, family-friendly event is organised with the cooperation of the Metropolitican Police and Transport for London, and takes place on motor-traffic-free streets under close supervision of our expert ride marshals.
Participants will be encouraged to wear bright colours, fun costumes, to bring flags and banners, and lots of parents and children are expected, along with Londoners from all walks of life.
In 2012, LCC organised a similar, hugely successful Big Ride the weekend before the mayoral election, which played a key role in persuading Mayor Boris Johnson to massively increase his commitment to cycling, set out in his groundbreaking ‘Vision for Cycling’ blueprint for London cycling.
This year, thousands more are expected to send a message to local election candidates (as well as Mayor Boris Johnson and the media) on the weekend before the local elections, telling them that ordinary Londoners want streets that are safe and inviting for everyone to cycle.
To promote the current cycle campaign – Space for Cycling – being run by the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) – Enfield Cycle Campaign (local branch of LCC) will be leading a short ride around the Borough of Enfield on Sunday 4th May 2014.
The ride will be about 10-12 miles and mostly on the quieter roads and through a few of the parks in the Borough.
The ride is open to anyone but particularly for those not yet confident in cycling on roads.
If interested in seeing a few of the cycle routes available in the borough, then meet at Enfield Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield EN1 3XY, at 9:45 on 4 May 2014.
Please note that children must be accompanied by a parent / responsible adult throughout the whole ride
Our Annual Meeting is taking place on the evening of Thursday, 8th May 2014.
If you are a member of LCC living in Enfield, you are automatically a member of the Enfield Cycling Campaign. Local groups, through a network of fellow volunteers and co-ordinators can organise local rides, events, meetings, campaigns and social events. So there can be lots to great cycling activities to get involved in, if you aren’t already! The Enfield Group are currently looking for new and existing members to fill some vacant committee positions to help the group in various ways, so please do take a look and contact Adrian Lauchlan (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’d like to find out more.
WHERE: The Wheatsheaf Pub, 185 Baker Street, EN1 3JT
The meeting is open to everyone (including non-members), and the Local Group would be delighted to see some new faces! Please note that only LCC members are able to: -
a. stand for election
b. make a nomination
c. second a nomination
The meeting will include the elections for the following committee posts:
1. Borough Co-ordinator: executive officer of Enfield Cycling Campaign
- position currently held by Adrian Lauchlan
2. Treasurer: responsible for the finances of Enfield Cycling Campaign.
– position currently held by Trisha Smith
3. Secretary: keeps a record of decisions reached at any official meeting (as directed by the Enfield Cycling Campaign Management Committee), including the Annual Meeting, and is responsible for convening all meetings
– position currently vacant
4. Committee members without portfolio:
– currently three committee members: Les Bailey, Roger Kingsnorth ( elected onto the committee on the 6th March 2014 ),Paul La Fosse and Mark Smith
Nominations – If you would like to stand for any of these posts or nominate someone then please send an email to the Groups’ Borough Co-ordinator Adrian Lauchlan by 7th April 2014.
The Treasurer will present the accounts, for the financial year ending 31 March 2014, to the Annual Meeting for approval.
Would you like to cycle but are worried about safety?
Would you like more safe places to cycle with your family?
Then come to a meeting and help plan our campaign for the coming council elections. Are these improvements for cycling important to you?
Safe routes for school children Greenways Protected space on main roads Areas without through motor traffic 20mph speed limits Liveable town centres
The London Cycling Campaign will ask candidates for one of these improvements in every single ward in the coming local council elections. Have your say by completing our survey Selecting our Enfield Ward Asks You can read more about these 6 policy themes at http://lcc.org.uk/articles/looking-ahead-2014-local-elections-campaign.
Any queries, contact either:
Adrian at email@example.com or Roger at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have now created an online survey Selecting our Enfield Ward Asks to help focus and promote our contribution to the London-wide Space for Cycling http://lcc.org.uk/articles/2014-campaign-space-for-cycling] campaign in the run-up to this year’s London borough elections. Information about local cycle-friendly priorities supplied by members of the public will be supplied to every candidate in every ward prior to the May elections.
Click on the link below to see an interactive map of Enfield displaying all the asks so far. Email or post a comment on the site with your Ask and we will add it to the map.
The London Cycling Campaign believes that every Londoner, whatever their age or ability, deserves safe and inviting space for cycling on all London’s streets. This is at the heart of our Space for Cycling Campaign ahead of the London 2014 Local Elections.
The London local elections in May 2014, will coincide with mayoralty mid-term point. We want to make sure that cycling features on the agenda of incoming ward councillors and in turn put cycling at the top of the local political agenda at the London council elections. In doing so we will also help create ‘bottom up’ pressure that holds the Mayor to account for his election promises on cycling.
Operating at ward-level Space for Cycling campaign will be even bigger and ambitious than our Love London, Go Dutch campaign in 2012. We have an opportunity to try something no other campaigning organisation has done before, targeting every candidate in every ward across the Central, Inner and Outer London boroughs, asking them to support our pro-cycling policies and measures.
These measures will be tailored to specific wards, making the campaign truly ‘local’, while at the same time promoting broader LCC policies, including our key aim of safe space for cycling, for Londoners of all ages and abilities.
LCC member and supporters and members of the public will be asked to send emails to the candidates in their wards asking them to agree to our pro-cycling policies and measures.
Our target is to ensure that every candidate in every ward is sent messages from LCC members and supporters in their area asking them to agree to the ward level ask we have determined for that area.
To that end we are asking people in the Enfield Borough what the local issues are that stop them from cycling. Please post a comment here, or to out Twitter account @EnfieldCycling or email direct email@example.com telling us what is stopping you from cycling locally.