Cardiff Cycle City Open Meeting Summary. 28/11/18

Meeting Chaired by Gwenda Owen.

The meeting followed on directly from the Cardiff Cycle City AGM, and included reports on the current cycling-related matters in the city, as well as ongoing projects and proposals for the future:

If you have any opinions or comments on any of the topics raised then please use the comment box at the bottom of the page to get involved in the conversation!


C=CC First Annual Cycling Awards!

Over 80 nominations received in the five categories and the adjudication team have shortlisted five for each category (or less where there were fewer than 5).  Categories are:

  • Biggest Contribution to Improving Cycling in Cardiff
  • WORST Street for Potholes in Cardiff
  • WORST Junction for Cyclists in Cardiff
  • The I Loves the ‘Diff Award for the Most Cycle Friendly Business 2018
  • Cardiff School doing most to encourage cycling to school

The link to cast your vote is HERE. Voting will begin online from Thursday 29 November, and awards will be presented at the C=CC Christmas Party at Ride My Bike Cafe Wednesday 19 December 1800. Free tickets can be booked on Eventbright.

Planning for 2019:

Cycle on the Senedd

The meeting unanimously supported the idea to repeat Cycle on the Senedd – possible that this could become an annual event.  Cycling UK have suggested they could look at insurance cover for a Ride to the Senedd. Anyone from C=CC wanting to help with the planning for this event for next year to contact us via the email address on the C=CC website.

Schools

Paul Streets is continuing to try to get his local school to take part in the survey.  Suggestion to check with Sustrans which schools they are working with in case this would be an opening to roll out the survey.   The survey is now translated to Welsh and is ready to go via google-forms. Suggestion also to contact Lindsay Brown who it is understood is the new Cardiff Council Active Travel Schools Officer.

Talks

Suggestions for visiting guest speakers in 2019 included:

  • Chris Kenyona London-based cycle campaigner who was involved in the twitter campaign @cyclingworks, is involved with LCC and Labour Cycles.
  • Simon Monk – Infrastructure officer with London Cycling Campaign.
  • Brian Deegan – Manchester – No2 to Chris Boardman, on getting community input to discussion and schemes… co-authored the London Cycling Design Standards and is a leading street design engineer.
  • Public Health Wales – to engage with them with a round table discussion
  • Russell Goodway – Cardiff Council Cabinet Member for Investment and Development, on economic development in Cardiff.
  • Developers – on not taking account of sustainable transport. We are looking at getting Design Commission for Wales, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and Cardiff Council together to discuss things and show how we can help.  This could be a half-day event sometime during February 2019.
  • Matthew Gilbert – Active Travel lead at Transport for Wales
  • Emily Chappell – Author and extreme cycle tourer
  • Jack Thurston – Cyclist and author
  • Ian Randell – from South Wales Police, to talk about PACT meetings plus helping to develop positive relationships

Other issues for 2019

Cycle Parking (or lack of!) at supermarkets. Suggestion that we approach FOR CARDIFF via Cardiff Cycle Advisory Group (CCAG) to see what can be done about this.

Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMO) Licensing scheme review due for Cardiff next year.  What are the licence conditions for the new scheme? This was raised at the CCAG on 29 Nov, and Cardiff Council will pull out and send C=CC a link to distribute regarding this.

‘Considerate’ Contractors. Provision made for active travel during construction works, and how to enforce this?

Cycle Hangars. Could it be tied in to HMO licensing? How can we resolve funding issue?

Cycling on Queen Street. Should it be allowed?

Suggestion to initiate a Campaign day with Newport. C=CC could have an “away day” to help profile cycle campaigning in Newport with aim to help support a Newport Campaign to get under way.

Welsh Government Active Travel Conference will be in early June 2019 in Cardiff.

 

The Chair thanked everyone for attending and continued support for Cardiff Cycle City. 

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