Use this simple template to respond about transport in the South East before the January 10th deadline! It will save you from filling in a long questionnaire. If we don’t respond and this regional body sticks to its preferred strategy, cycling and walking will drop by about 13% or more in the South East! The link above takes you to Friends of the Earth’s website where you can respond easily.
Spare time over Christmas? Some ideas for activities below!
- Respond to the Transport for the South East consultation by Jan 10th . See Friends of the Earth for useful template if stuck!
- Sign the East Sussex petition to claw back funding for walking and cycling that was used to cover an overspend in road building in Hastings and Bexhill by Jan 14th . (You have to register and log in).
- Respond to Adur and Worthing’s Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan by Jan 6th . See Shoreham by Cycle’s description of the plan where there’s also a link to respond.
See you in 2020!
There are many failings in transport, especially for cycling. The total lack of strategy is plain at all levels.
Transport for the South East (TfSE) wants to plan strategic transport across the South East and is consulting from now until 10 January 2020. The consultation documents are here
TfSE draws together Councils, Local Enterprise Partnerships, businesses, transport providers and some stakeholder groups. What are they going to come up with? The scenario put forward by the TfSE results in a reduction in cycling and walking by 7%!
It is essential that sustainable transport and cycling infrastructure gets much more investment if we are ever going to have a cycle-friendly region.
Join with others in working out how to influence this strategy and get the best result! Attend this half-day meeting at Gatwick organised by the Transport Action Network, a new organisation assisting people and groups calling for sustainable transport in their local area. More information about Transport Action Network here.
Join this ride! Details of the XR Bike Swarm are on Facebook The meeting time is 10 am from Hove Lawns.
The event is hosted by Brighton Extinction Rebellion Bike Squad and Extinction Rebellion Brighton and is part of the Sound The Alarm at the Labour Party Conference event on Sunday 22nd September which is also Car Free Day.
Brighton is experiencing a traffic switchover in September as work progresses on the Valley Gardens scheme to improve the old disjointed walking and cycling facilities and alter traffic flows.
The Bugle Pub in St. Martin’s Street BN2 3HJ just off the Lewes Road in Brighton is the venue for our brief annual formal meeting. Arrive at 6.15 for a prompt 6.30 start. We will hear summary reports and elect roles for 2019-20. It’s a rule that only paid up Bricycles members can vote. This will be followed by a relaxing drink and chat open to all.
We have to do better on transport! We need a new approach that helps people cycle, walk and get to where they want to be without destroying the countryside and having traffic everywhere. Come along and support the campaign! Come to the conference at the Brighthelm Centre in Brighton on June 15th and hear about a new perspective. Book your ticket here! https://www.facebook.com/events/347059775923479/
Volunteer marshals needed urgently!
Would 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 email@example.com 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/
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/