Wolves on Wheels campaigns for
- The rights of cyclists in the Wolverhampton area.
- Space for Cycling, a direct, safe and coherent cycle network for work and leisure.
- Secure long and short stay quality cycle parking in the City centre and throughout the borough.
- Better integration of cycling with other transport modes such as bus, rail and Midland Metro.
- Promotions to raise the profile and highlight benefits of cycling across Wolverhampton.
Following on from the January 2014 consultation, Wolverhampton Council are asking for views on the detailed wording and proposals in the Draft Plan. Our views will influence preparation of the final Plan which works towards a 2026 vision.
There are some changes happening around the centre of Wolverhampton that Wolves on Wheels (WoW) has been attempting to influence so that they are beneficial to people who would like to choose to use bikes for more of their daily journeys and to do so feeling relatively safe. How much the Council and others are willing to listen to our inputs and produce good results on the ground remains to be seen as the projects proceed and we remain active in the Cycle Forum and through other meetings to put the case for well-designed infrastructure.
Email from TP 08/01/205 :
Dear Forum Member
You may recall previous discussions regarding the Metro Extension and the accommodation of cyclists. The strategic approach to this is illustrated in the attached document App A. Key parts of this are the creation of cycle facilities along Railway Drive and the southern side of Bilston Street. Design work is progressing on this project, and I wanted to keep you in the picture although there is not a lot of new information.
The Centro Cycling Charter was approved by the authority on April 28th 2014.
The Charter is a set of principles for cycling in the West Midlands.
From this Charter, a detailed action plan will be developed.
5% (400% increase) of all trips made by 2023, and 10% by 2033.
Whilst not a particularly ambitious target, the core principles around the charter seem good.
Every child has the right to walk, cycle or scoot to school.
A safe journey to school for every child would oﬀer excellent value for money, be good for our children, our health and our economy.
- Lowered traﬃc speeds - 20mph default speed limit across built up areas to make everyone’s route safer
- Transformed local walking and cycling routes
- Dedicated funding to transform routes and invest in walking and cycling
Together, we can make our streets safer. You can contact your MP today with this easy on-line form.
The minutes from Wolverhampton Council's Business and Scrutiny Panel on Cycle Strategy are available for download.
"Wolverhampton City Council’s Cycle Strategy was adopted in 2005 and work to review and update the strategy has commenced."
Great news, however at the WCC Cycle Forum on 16th Jan 2014, we were informed that a new draft strategy could take 6-9 months to produce!