Cycle Forum Meeting
11 / 01 / 07 at 6:30pm
1. Previous Minutes
2. Primary Care Trust
Dr Louise Massey Consultant in
3. Cycle Map Update
4. News Desk
Bike Â– 2 Â– Work
Cycle Helmet Campaign
5. Publicity for Cycle Forum
6. Forum dates for 2007 and date for
Matters Arising :-
DH noted we had missed our November Forum
out altogether. He had received photographs from John Harris that he used in
his presentation. These will be placed in the city cycle forum proceedings Â–
traffic lights donÂ’t detect cyclists at the junction with Darlington Street. Action Peter Rollings
to see Bob Willis.
Minutes omit request from Rob Marris MP made
on his behalf by DH that the signing and marking of the Cross City Route in Whitmore Reans is
completed. Problem area is Leicester
Square and Whitmore Reans library His constituents
tell him off for riding on the footway when he is actually on the cross-city
route. Also this tells WCC how much of a secret the cross-city route is. See http://www.wolvesonwheels.co.uk/joomla/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=13&Itemid=11
for WoWcc Ranger group reports including Cross City Route issues.
JP said meetings on West and Bantock Parks
were imminent. Action discuss at
Infrastructure Sub Group.
Civic Centre lockers Â– Peter your call.
They were excellent save for grumpy parking attendants.
All AOB items for action by JCP were
Minutes were finally sent out a week before
the Forum. Pity because CH had prepared them promptly after the last forum.
Dr Massey had been taken unwell and had
sent her apologies. JCP will ask her to speak at the next Forum.
Wolverhampton Cycle Map.
Jenni issued a checklist of activities to
show progress on the new map. See Documant Archive Cycle forum projects. Many officers and cycling
instructors have been involved to ensure on time delivery in full. Grading is
complete and she thanked WoWcc members for auditing the grading map and assured
the forum that the recommendations for changes to the grading spec and to the
map had been made. The map grading spec was circulated See Documant Archive Cycle forum projects. Roads are graded
in white, yellow blue and red. Pindar
designers have been consulted and are working up the map as information becomes
available. Jenni showed a draft print of the map so far. It does go beyond the
WÂ’ton metropolitan boundary. She explained in response to a question from Mike
that we cannot have all the names of streets on it only a % because the licence
is based on an Ordnance Survey licence. Full listing of Streets requires the
very expensive A-Z geographers mapping licence. The web-based GIS mapping is
also progressing as Pindar are supplying the data for this in the correct
DH asked if the plugged streets, alleys,
snickets and other legitimate shortcuts were going to be shown. Jenni was
unsure but would ask Chris Barker. These are vital to make up the cyclistsÂ’
network in order to connect together blocks of quieter streets.
DH reported that heÂ’d been entering data
into the Cambridge Cycle Campaign Journey planner and Photomap for Wolverhampton and district. This uses Google Earth. The
idea is to give a service to PC users that compliments the WCC online cycle
map. 1300 lines entered to date and 100 photographs of locations were in place.
to see a quiet route between Wolverhampton and
Codsall stations .
Cycle Training and schools cycling news
Full report Peter on this very
Smestow College 40 bike places
50% funding Sustrans at Wednesfield. Extra
40. 20 atÂ…. 250 places so far. Extensive programme for next year.
DH asked about the new Rakegate school
currently under construction in Oxley. PR said parking and training were
included there due to school doing green travel plan with match funding from
WCC. Mr Philpot said that this will be increasingly common as much of the
schools in the boroÂ’ need replacing in the next twenty years
Trainee numbers for 2006
Quality not quantity
WCC cycle training is going for its
benchmark. Aim to deliver the branded Bikeability training later. Â£27000
funding now available for level 2 in secondary schools Well done PR for
DH asked if there was news of a Bike It
officer in Wolverhampton. One was offered by
Sustrans to WCC but only half funded. Bike it officers deliver school classroom
lessons on Cycling and can act as instructors but often do not do any
instruction due to time constraints. Very short notice and offer not well
conducted. Officers thought this was poor value for resources and money so
There followed an informed discussion on
the future of cycle training. Huge funds are presently available to deliver
cycle training to school pupils for the next few years. It would be very easy
to do a Stockport and have hundreds of empty
cycle parking stands. WCC favours sustainable long term and careful growth in
its cycle instruction programme.
PR announced that two winners from the
BeHit art competition came from WÂ’ton boroÂ’.
Bike 2 Work news. Cycle Scheme looking v
likely. Assisted purchase for WCC + LEA employees . April Launch. (Send me the
details I wish to get Goodrich interested Pete)
6 Publicity for Cycle Forum
WoWcc members dismayed that Forum has been
under-publicised. The meeting agreed to let the Campaign host the proceedings
and objectives of the forum :-
JCP informed the meeting that the Forum
finally had its own web page :-
DH asked for it to have a link to the Forum
Similarly there is now a cycle training web
page :- http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/transport_streets/motor/safety/Cycle_training.htm
Posters are needed to go out to libraries,
cycle trade, information and leisure centres and surgeries. Forum attendees
without email do not receive minutes and agendas.
Is it time to revisit the future Wolverhampton cycle forum report ? http://www.wolvesonwheels.co.uk/joomla/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=5
Do we need a comparable organisation to
Cycling in Sandwell? SBC keeps 500 plus
people informed of its cycling news through CiS.
Important :- Future Dates .
Weds 7 Feb Infrastructure Sub group of
WÂ’ton city cycle Forum. Bingley Centre Pennfields. AGENDA ASAP
AOB deferred as meeting ran out of time.