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Evidence to Islington Council Sustainability Scrutiny Committee

Islington Council have recently been investigating what some of the barriers to more cycling in the borough are.  As part of our submission we presented a short video (below).

It’s a cyclist’s eye view of riding around the borough and highlights some tricky junctions, speeding motorists, close overtakes and a one way system that takes you round the houses.

One of the key findings of the video is that engineering is not always the solution.  Some of the problems we identified can only be tackled by better enforcement of the traffic laws and a greater awareness of the needs of more vulnerable road users.

The video was made instead of a cycle ride around the borough with councillors.  However the invitation remains open and we are hopeful that some of them will accept.

Pedal Power at Finsbury Park

Pedal Power cycling club for adults with learning disabilities

This local club meets at the basket ball court in Finsbury Park every other Saturday afternoon from 2-4pm. It is open to complete beginners & there is no need to book a place. Just turn & the qualified cycle instructors have a range of specialised bikes to suit a whole range of disabilities.

The next dates are 6 Mar, 20 Mar,3 Apr , 17 Apr, 1 May 2010

If you’re interested attending a session or helping out (they’d like cycle trainers to lead rides around the park for people who are getting more confident on the bikes) please contact

Jo Roach on 020 8809 7718 or jo4cakes@hotmail.com for more information.

Video campaigning

ICAG have invested in two small video cameras to use as a part of our campaigning.  They will be used as a part of our Road Danger Reduction Campaign as well as highlighting engineering issues around the borough.

For a start here is a short video of the cycle route that runs between Holloway and Hornsey Roads: