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Thank you Cycle Islington feeder ride!

Like many local LCC groups, Cycle Islington led a feeder ride to the Prudential Freecycle on Saturday 29 July.  About 70 people joined us at Highbury Fields to ride down to St Paul’s where we joined the motor traffic free route around London.

Many thanks to our ride leader Steve and our marshals John, Eilidh, Sheridan, Sarah, Paul and Alison, especially from the two young women that joined us and would not have considered cycling to the centre of London if we hadn’t organised the ride!

Cycle Islington 2017 AGM

We held our 2017  AGM on 14 June when the following were elected to the CI committee – you can contact any of them through
alison.dines at cycleislington.uk

  • Alison (Coordinator and secretary)
  • Keith (Treasurer)
  • Nick and Talia (campaigns, infrastructure)
  • Simon (Canonbury liaison & infrastructure)
  • Liz (Archway liaison)
  • Tab (public health liaison)
  • Eilidh (newsletter and communications)

After many years on the CI committee John Ackers stood down to concentrate on next year’s local elections.  We are really grateful for everything he has done whilst being on the committee.

We were delighted to welcome two speakers.   Laura from the Zero Emissions network, a joint initiative with the boroughs of Islington, Hackney and Tower Hamlets, who told us about the ZEN and its objectives – including their encouragement of using cargo bikes. Did you know that one cargo bike can carry 100 bottles of champagne ?!  More information from www.zeroemissionsnetwork.com  

Alix of Carryme Bikes presented how they lent cargo bikes, seats and trailers to park rangers, market traders, meals on wheels teams and anyone who wanted to try out some new kit.
More information here:  www.carryme.org.uk

Many thanks to them both for coming along and for spreading the word about just how versatile cargo bikes are.

Join us for Cycle Islington’s AGM on Wed 14th June

This year we pleased to welcome Laura Perry from  the local Zero Emissions Network (see www.zeroemissionsnetwork.com) as our speaker.

The City Fringe ZEN is a joint initiative between the London boroughs of Islington, Hackney and Tower Hamlets designed to improve air quality and business efficiency within the ‘ZEN’ target area. In Islington this is the area covered by Bunhill Ward and its borders with Clerkenwell and The Angel.  ZEN members are local businesses working together to make the area a better place to visit, work and do business, by improving local air quality, supporting active travel whilst reducing; energy and transport costs.

The meeting will be at the Town Hall, Upper Street N1 2UD, starting at 7.30pm with the co-ordinator and treasurer’s reports and elections of officers.  Laura will join us at 8.30pm, refreshments will be served and the meeting will end at 9.30pm.

For more information please contact Alison Dines
alison.dines(at)cycleislington.uk

Spring Cycle on April 8th

We managed to choose a lovely sunny afternoon for our bike ride and 63 people of all ages and a dog took part in the ride.  Simon,  our official route-master, had lots of support from Gwen who provided continual vocal comments and leadership.  We met our neighbours from Camden, Hackney and Harringey along the way and well done to the children who managed to cycle the whole route.

The crowd gathers with cargo bikes, tandems, small bikes and hybrids …

 

Gwen (with Graham) led from the front at all times !

Spring has truly sprung, and Cycle Islington is taking advantage with a ride to celebrate putting winter behind us. Join us on April 8th at the war memorial in Highbury Fields. At 2:00 we’ll set off to take a tour of some of the new, world class cycle infrastructure in London, including the Embankment cycle superhighway.

You’re welcome to print out the flyer below and post it at your office or hand one to your neighbour.

Please register whether you can make it on our Facebook event page. Can you help marshal the ride? Please get in touch and let us know!

Upper Holloway Update

upper-holl-updateThis is the Northbound view on day one of the closure of Holloway Road to allow the work on the railway bridge to continue.

On 13 October, a letter to local residents said, “Cyclist access will be maintained during the road closures although they will  be requested to dismount in the shared space with pedestrians inside the closure.”  By 22 October, there was a change in plan…

holl-diversion-one The diversion is quite long (approx 1 mile), taking a cyclist along Fairbridge Road to the Sussex Way bridge and back along Hatchard Road and Marlborough Road.  Others will find no space for cycling and join the pedestrians…

holl-iccBut there will always be a rebel!

space-for-a-rebel

Traffic is being diverted along Junction Road then  Tufnell Park Road or Brecknock Road. It is expected that other surrounding roads will be busier than usual as drivers try to find other routes.

The planned Holloway Road closures at Upper Holloway Station are as follows:

Closed to all vehicles, in both directions

22.00 Friday 21 October until 5.00 Monday 31 October

22.00 Friday 18 November until 5.00 Monday 21 November

22.00 Friday 25 November until 5.00 Monday 28 November

24 December 2016 to 16 January 2017

But the Northbound carriageway will reopen

5.00 Monday 31 October until 22.00 Saturday 24 December, when it will close again.

 

diverted-cyclists

 

Michael Liebreich at ICAG’S Annual General Meeting on 10th June 2015

‘Very pro active travel’ TfL board member Michael Liebreich will talk on ‘Thoughts on the future of cities and mobility’ and cover the trends he sees in transportation, particularly in cities and changes in the use of cars of all types, delivery traffic and active transport as well as some of the background patterns of urbanisation, air quality and obesity. He will be speaking in a personal capacity and is not and cannot represent TfL.

Michael Liebreich is Founder and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the world’s leading provider of information on clean energy to investors, policy-makers and corporations. He is also a Board Member of TfL, Chairman of St Mark’s Hospital Foundation and a former Olympic skier.

Michael Liebreich official biography
Michael Liebreich on twitter
Michael Liebreich Wikipedia

7.30pm AGM
8.15pm Drinks and edibles.
8.30pm Michael Liebreich

Wednesday 10th June 7.30pm at Islington Town Hall, Upper Street, London N1 2UD [gmap]