Living Coast ride needs marshals on 19 May 2019

Volunteer marshals needed urgently!

IMG_7212Would you like to help marshal a local cycling event for a good cause? This year, the “Living Coast ride” is on Sunday, 19 May, 2019.

CSS (the organisers) will generously make a donation to Bricycles of £10 for every marshal who offers their support, so it’s a bit of a fundraiser for us, too!

If you would like to marshal, please contact Chris on chris@css.bike or mobile: 07889 302229 Web: www.css.bike

Marshals needed because some volunteers have dropped out.

Details of the ride are at: https://www.bht.org.uk/greater-brighton-cycle-challenge-2019/

 

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Election Hustings – The Future of Transport in Brighton & Hove

On Thursday April 25th, starts promptly at 7.30 pm till 9.00 pm at Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD. Arrive from 7 pm for tea and coffee.

Join us at a local elections hustings on transport. This is your opportunity to find out more about where the different political parties stand on local transport issues. We have invited representatives from the four main parties. Sustainable transport expert Stephen Joseph OBE will be speaking about how healthy, active and sustainable local transport has been delivered across the UK. See our Facebook page (search for Bricycles) and look for events or click: https://www.facebook.com/events/593760521098327/

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New postal address for Bricycles

January 2019

Please send completed membership forms and renewals to our new address.

1 Grangeways

Old London Road

Brighton

BN1 8XN

Also use the above postal address for any information for our general attention which cannot be sent electronically.

You can write to us at our generic email address: bricyclesbrighton@gmail.com or contact individual Bricycles officers, details on the contacts page.

Labour MPs and Green Councillors turn out for our Space for Cycling ride

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Stephen Morgan MP rides a BTN Bike Share bike on the ride.

Our Space for Cycling ride at the Labour Conference was a great success!

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In front, holding flags from left to right: Stephen Morgan MP, Andy McDonald MP, Fabian Hamilton MP, Tom Guha of Cycling UK and Becky Reynolds of Bricycles

Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Andy McDonald MP for Middlesbrough, made a pledge to increase funding to £10 per person per year for cycling and walking if a Labour government were elected.

Many thanks to Andy for coming and also to Stephen Morgan MP for Portsmouth South and Fabian Hamilton MP for Leeds North East (below).

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Fabian Hamilton MP with a BTN Bike Share bike.

We were also very glad to welcome two Brighton and Hove City Councillors who arrived on bikes, both from the Green Party: Councillor Alex Phillips and Councillor Dick Page.  

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Veteran Labour MP Dennis Skinner also stopped by for a chat!

Many thanks to Tom Guha from Cycling UK for arranging the speakers. Cycling UK’s press release here.

 

Space for Cycling ride on 25th September

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Don’t forget the “Space for Cycling” ride during the Labour Party Conference in Brighton on Monday 25th September at 6.30 pm.

We are organising the event in collaboration with Cycling UK, the national cycling charity.

It’s not party political, but we do want to ensure that cycling is on everyone’s political agenda!

We are inviting Labour Party delegates, Brighton and Hove City Councillors and MPs from every party to join us.

The details are on Facebook and below:

Meet opposite the Brighton Hilton Metropole Hotel on the seafront cycle track on Monday 25th September at 6.30 pm.

We will have photos and a mini ride to Hove and back.

Space for Cycling encourages the politicians (of whatever persuasion) to make cycle-friendly decisions i.e. plan, invest, build high quality cycling infrastructure.

Come along and impress the Labour delegates with your enthusiasm for cycling!

Come on the Labour Party Conference ride!

Bricycles ride at the 2015 Labour Party Conference

Join us for a short, refreshing “Space for Cycling” ride during the Labour Party Conference in Brighton on Monday 25th September at 6.30 pm.

We are organising the event in collaboration with Cycling UK, the national cycling charity.

It’s not party political, but we do want to ensure that cycling is on everyone’s political agenda!

We are inviting Labour Party delegates, Brighton and Hove City Councillors and MPs from every party to join us.

The details are on Facebook and below:

Meet opposite the Brighton Hilton Metropole Hotel on the seafront cycle track on Monday 25th September at 6.30 pm.

Speakers include: 

  • Andy McDonald (Shadow Secretary of State for Transport) – Confirmed
  • Andy Burnham (Mayor of Greater Manchester) – Invited
  • Labour members of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group
  • Cycling UK representatives
  • Bricycles representatives
  • More TBC

We will have photos and a short ride to Hove and back so that we can achieve maximum participation without interrupting anyone’s conference programme!

Space for Cycling encourages the politicians (of whatever persuasion) to make cycle-friendly decisions i.e. plan, invest, build high quality cycling infrastructure.

 

 

Coombes A27 crossing at risk of closure

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STOP PRESS! EASY WAY TO OBJECT: Email planning@adur-worthing.gov.uk  quoting planning application AWDM/0961/17. You must include your full name and address.

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 2 NOVEMBER 2017 (OR LATER) WHEN THE SCHEME GOES TO COMMITTEE

New flyer here

A4 poster here

Please spread the word! Print and distribute if possible!


Why object?

The crossing over the A27 from the old Shoreham Toll Bridge to Coombes Road will be removed and the Old Shoreham Road junction will be permanently closed if the New Monks Farm proposals are approved!

The proposed alternative crossing for cyclists involves at least a 1km detour with four new sets of traffic lights over a new roundabout and an upgraded A27.

Off-road alternatives have not been agreed and might prove non-viable. Meanwhile this major development would go ahead.

The plans are out NOW for consultation on Adur and Worthing Council’s website. The deadline is 29 September 2017 extended to 2 November 2017. Use the easy method to object by email given at the top of this post.

You can also comment on the consultation here but you will need to register, log in and find planning reference number AWDM/0961/17

See this flyer Please distribute if you can! Some suggested points of objection are below. Please feel free to change or add your own:

  1. I object to the closure of the existing crossing from the Old Shoreham Road to Coombes Road at the Sussex Pad junction for cyclists, pedestrians and other non-car users.
  2. I object to the lengthy, inadequate and hazardous replacement for the existing crossing.
  3. If the existing crossing is removed, it must be replaced by a bridge or underpass which gives safe, direct access across the A27 from the Old Shoreham Road to Coombes Road for all non-motorised road-users. It must be usable in all weathers and at all times of day i.e. well lit, not vulnerable to flooding and with a tarmac surface, not gravel.
  4. The proposed replacement crossing does not fulfil high quality standards in walking and cycling. Reference: Highways England’s Interim Advice Note 195/16.
  5. I disagree with the Transport Assessment on Page 38, Paragraph 4.3.19 which claims that there are “…very low cycle demands for crossing the A27 within the carriageway and using existing pedestrian crossing during the various peak hours, and on a daily basis.”
    This crossing is well used and invaluable for cyclists, cycling groups and cycling events that often use this crossing in large numbers throughout the year.
  6. The proposal also needs to provide more safe, direct and attractive walking and cycling routes and links so that people, including those with disabilities can have easy access to all destinations e.g. shops, schools, health centres, railway stations etc. and that cycling/walking can reach its full potential and deliver all the accompanying public health and environmental benefits.
  7. Sustainable transport needs to be much more clearly prioritised in this scheme in line with Government and West Sussex County Council sustainable transport policy. The “Technical Note: A27 Access Strategy” section of the Transport Assessment should include proposals for high quality walking and cycling facilities. Reference: Highway England’s Interim Advice Note 195/16.
  8. This proposal will encourage car use. The housing development includes a car parking space for each dwelling (i.e. possibly 600 cars). The proposed IKEA car park would have 1000 spaces, but the A27 is already at capacity and alternatives to car travel should be more strongly encouraged and invested in.
  9. Horse riders need to be better accommodated in any proposed new crossing.
  10. Issues of flooding will be problematic for the proposed development. Flooding must be resolved for any facilities designed for cycling /non-motorised users.
  11. This application is baffling for most ordinary citizens who will be confronted with 400 documents. The key points for cycling are difficult to discern among jargon, spin and complexity with information embedded in so many documents, many of which are slow to download and difficult to view.

New Monks Farm overview