The next regular campaign meeting is on Wednesday, 11th January 2017 at the Combermere Arms, 90 Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton WV3 0TY.
Start 6.30 pm.
There will also be a Special General Meeting (hopefully short) for the single issue of electing a new treasurer. A separate meeting is needed due to the Bank's requirements for documentation confirming the sad death of Steve Spencer and change of signatory.
Three-quarters of collisions involving a bike take place at junctions.
Right now, the Highway Code rules on junctions are confusing and create unnecessary risks for people using them. British Cycling are calling for a universal rule that when turning at a junction, you always give way to people going ahead or crossing that junction, including people cycling and walking. This would make them simpler, safer and more efficient for everyone.
UPDATE 9th Dec 2016: Statement from City of Wolverhampton Council :
"The replacement of Wolverhampton Rail Station and its surroundings and the Metro Extension are key elements in developing a high-quality Transport Interchange serving all travellers. The project has met with challenges particularly in respect of space limitations, and initial plans have of necessity been modified as the project has progressed. However the project’s partners remain committed to enhanced provision for cycle storage in keeping with the spirit of the original plans.
Although plans remain to be finalised, it is anticipated that by the completion of the Station and Metro Extension works, the provision of cycle storage in the vicinity will match existing provision. Following this further opportunities will be explored for additional provision in development areas such as the Banana Yard, Sack Works and Steam Mill, working towards the total previously identified.
In addition it is now intended that the footpath on the south side of Railway Drive will generally remain open during the works, although occasional closure may be necessary.
Original Article as per info available 8th Dec 2016 :
According to the latest Wolverhampton Cycle Forum notes, numerous alterations have been made to the plans for the new railway station. With a month until the new access road and car parks open, current proposed cycle parking is for just 14 bikes, 7% of the planning application total.
"At this stage the only clear cycle parking is 7 covered hoops (14 spaces) adjacent to the multi-storey car park wall" .... "Other locations have been considered" ... "but as yet no commitments have been made to specific numbers or locations."
The Transport Assessment in the approved planning application states :
"A total of 200 cycle parking spaces will be provided in the vicinity of the rail station"
UPDATED TO REFLECT CHANGES TO CYCLE PARKING 26TH APRIL 2018
With various schemes in progress around Wolverhampton Railway station, we've been monitoring the various cycle parking locations.
The more survey results that we get in, the more accurate the overall results so please get involved, if possible embed into your commute?
The Wightwick and Regis Enterprise Network are aiming to build a ramp onto the old Smestow Valley Railway line at Castlecroft Road where the access is very poor, not to say a tad dangerous.
Funds are needed for the Castlecroft Bridge Project and you can help by voting for the project in an on-line community funding award scheme at https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/project/view/16-2605 ( open until 18th November)
You can find more details of WREN's project on its Facebook page
It only takes a couple of minutes, so please give the project your time and give it all ten of your votes if you wish to support! It's an annoyance to register, but well worth it for this well deserved scheme.
Wolverhampton Cycle Forum
Thursday 20 October 2016, 6pm
Committee Room 1, Members’ Suite, Third Floor Civic Centre, St Peter’s Square, Wolverhampton
From c1% of trips by bike now, to 5% in 2023, 10% by 2033.
Definitely in the right ball park, aligning with the "Get Britain Cycling" report’s call for at least £10 per person. A step towards funding Pedal Parity!
Committed to standards based on the London Cycling Design Standards (LCDS) and the Active Travel (Wales) Act design guidance, the benchmarks for UK best practice.
It's vital to respond so that these plans become a reality -
( See the bottom of this article for some tips on how to respond! )