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Met Police Cycle Marking Events, July – September 2010

The Metropolitan Police’s Cycle Task Force was established last month, following successful lobbying by the London Cycling Campaign, to tackle the scourge of bicycle theft in London.

One of the activities of the new Cycle Task Force is setting up events where anyone can turn up with their bicycle to get it security-marked. Below is a list of dates, times and venues where they will be offering cycle marking.

11th July 12.30 to 15.30hrs Jazz on the Green, Newington Green N16
18th July 1000 to 1600hrs Ealing Skyride
19th July 07.30 to 10.00hrs Clapham Common, Windmill Drive SW4
21st July 08.00 to 10.00hrs Navy Row, Poplar E14
25th July 11.00 to 07.00hrs Cottons Park, Romford RM7
28th July 10.00 to 12.00hrs Walthamstow Town Square, E17
10th August 07.30 to 10.00hrs Tooley Street o/s Evans Cycles SE1
13th August 0900 to 1700hrs Haringey Youth Day, Ducketts Common N8
15th August 1000 to 1600hrs Redbridge Sky Ride
17th August 16.00 to 19.00hrs Duke of York Steps, The Mall SW1
19th August 07.30 to 10.00hrs Duke of York Steps, The Mall SW1
26th August 16.00 to 1900hrs Tooley Street o/s Evans Cycles SE1
2nd September 10.00 to 14.00hrs Golders green Road NW11
5th September 10.00 to 16.00hrs The Mall, London Skyride SW1

URGENT: All who cycle in Camden: 19 June deadline for Huntley Street consultation

Apologies for the impossibly short notice but the London Cycling Campaign has just sent out the following action alert. I encourage all who cycle in the UCL/Bloomsbury area to respond immediately.

Deadline 19th June for letters and emails regarding a) Cycling contraflow in Huntley Street, Camden b) Cycle Hire docking station in Huntley St, Camden

We understand that both the proposal for a cycle contraflow in Huntley Street and the bike hire docking station in this street may be rejected because of resident objections. We understand there have been very few letters of support for either the contraflow for cycle users or the docking station. Many local cyclists will be unaware of this important consultation. We urge you to express your view immediately.

As you may be are aware local residents, and the many students, hospital staff and patients who use this street are currently forced to use the very busy Tottenham Court Road gyratory system to avoid the one way arrangement along a short (Torrington Place to University Street) but critical stretch of road. Huntley Street, as many people know, is directly linked to one of the busiest cycle routes in Britain – along Torrington Place. Making a small section of Huntley Street two way for cyclists will enable the many thousand of users of the busy cycle route to access University College Hospital and other buildings in this area without having to use the Tottenham Court Road gyratory system. Huntley Street itself has very little traffic and the northern stretch of the street is already two way for all vehicles – in terms of safety this contraflow is not problematic and it will only require minor works .

It would be most regrettable if a useful facility and a reduction in road danger to cyclists will be rejected when funding is available to carry out the necessary works. We understand the funding will be returned to TfL if the proposal is rejected.

The location of a cycle docking station in Huntley Street would be a great convenience for local residents as well as patients who wish to go to University College Hospital. It would unfortunate if this station were rejected. The contraflow in Huntley Street would make the short journey to the Torrington Place cycle route or UCL Hospital legal in both directions.

We understand that the council is consulting on the two matters separately in the same document. All local cyclists whether local residents, users of UCL Hospital. UCL students, Camden Cycling Campaign members, LCC members, CTC London members or any others are urged to write immediately to Dave Stewart, principal engineer, making their views clear on either or both proposals. The deadline is Saturday 19th of June. His email is dave.stewart {at} camden.gov(.)uk .

The consultation can be found at www.camden.gov.uk/consultations.

What one cyclist wrote to Camden Council:

“Dear Dave Stewart ,
I would like to show my support for the measures outlined in the consultation on a) Cycling contraflow in Huntley Street, Camden b) Cycle Hire docking station in Huntley St, Camden.
I am a regular cyclist in the area and I would find these facilities very useful.

Yours sincerely,
Alix Stredwick”