St Albans Cycle Campaign

Hi,

We are St Albans cycle campaign, working for better cycling in St Albans city and district, Hertfordshire.

You can find us at www.stacc.org.uk or www.stalbanscyclecampaign.blogspot.com or on twitter as @stalbanscycling

To become a member you need to join St Albans Cycling Campaign - follow links from www.stacc.org.uk to find details. It's a bargain- £5 per household per year supports a voice for cycling in St Albans and helps us put on Bike Week and other events. It also gets you discounts at local bike shops!

In November 2016 we hosted the Cyclenation - Cycling UK conference, lots of excellent speakers and workshops.

  • Highway Code changes

    sound+fury // 1 thread

    A bill is being put forward to sentence any cyclist convicted of dangerous cycling to a 14 year prison term.

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  • Ayot Greenway Greenspace Action Plan 2020-2025

    Created by JonC // 1 thread

    The Countryside Management Service is currently developing a Greenspace Action Plan for the Ayot Greenway. Attached (see thread) is the briefing document which explains more about the community engagement and plan production process. This briefing document is being sent to relevant local stakeholders. There will be further engagement on a draft plan during January and February 2020.

    We would welcome any comments you may have on the objectives proposed, or your thoughts on the future management of the Ayot Greenway. Should you have any questions, or if you would like to meet to discuss the plan, please get in touch with me using the contact details below.

    Rhiannon Barton, Trainee Land Management Projects Officer

    Countryside and Rights of Way, Environment and Infrastructure Department

    Hertfordshire County Council  I  County Hall  I  Pegs Lane, Hertford  I  SG13 8DN  I  Postal Point: CHN101

    ( 01992 555173 (Comnet 25173)  Email: Rhiannon.Barton@hertfordshire.gov.uk

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  • DfT Policy Paper - Inclusive Transport Strategy

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/inclusive-transport-strategy

    Lots of interesting stuff about inclusive transport regarding trains, buses, cars, public realm, streets and yes a bit about cycling too. Quotes:

    Shared Space:

    8.11 While we consider CIHT and DPTAC’s recommendations and how to take them
    forward, we are requesting that local authorities pause any shared space schemes
    incorporating a level surface they are considering, and which are at the design stage.
    We are also temporarily suspending Local Transport Note 1/11. This pause will allow
    us to carry out research and produce updated guidance.

    Objectives regarding Cycling:

    • Update Local Transport Note 2/08, which sets out the Department’s guidance to
    local authorities on designing safe and inclusive infrastructure for cyclists, to take
    account of developments in cycling infrastructure since its publication in 2008 and
    the responses to the draft AAP consultation and publish a revised version by early
    2019;
    • By 2020, explore the feasibility of amending legislation to recognise the use of
    cycles as a mobility aid71 in order to increase the number of disabled people
    cycling.

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  • South West Herts Growth and Transport Plan Consultation

    Created by JonC // 1 thread

    Hertfordshire County Council has developed a new transport strategy for the South West Herts area. The Draft South West Herts Growth & Transport Plan (GTP) proposes packages of transport schemes responding to transport challenges linked to planned growth across the area, and in support of the proposed objectives of this plan and the objectives of Hertfordshire’s new Local Transport Plan 4.

    The South West Herts GTP focuses on Hemel Hempstead and the Watford area as well as links to surrounding towns including St Albans, Harpenden, Luton, Bushey and Rickmansworth. The plan has been developed with support from HCC’s consultant AECOM and with input from local county councillors and district council partners.

    A Summary of the draft South West Herts GTP has been produced for this consultation. If you would like to explore the proposals and background in more detail this is set out in main document for the plan -- the South West Herts GTP Prospectus.

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  • Rate my route - software / app ideas anyone?

    Created by GG // 1 thread

    For a long time I have wondered about a crowd-sourced cycleability map.

    In this, people cycle along a link (accepting the first question of how to define the beginning and end of this) then give it a thumbs up or down. After enough people do this, then others can see how popular it is.
    Some people wonder about subjectivity but I think this should be less of a problem with more voters.

    The reason I am asking is because this method could apply to a potential commercial project for a Council which wants to drive around 100km of rural roads and use a panel of 4 experts to grade meaningful segments on a 1 to 7 scale according to their suitability for HGV movements.

    Any views on whether this is already done within an app I am not aware of, or could be it done by anyone as an add-on to something else, or is it something CamCycle could offer as a commercial package (there may well be more than one local authority looking for this sort of thing)

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  • Rumble strips instead of paint

    Created by Simon here // 2 threads

    Complete separation of cyclists and cars can't always be achieved. To make sharing of the road safer I would like to propose using rumble strips instead of flat paint to separate the bike lane from the rest of the road. It would act as a physical reminder for car-drivers that they are encroaching the bike lane. This happens particularly near pinch points like road bends or crossroads. So even just a selective application of rumble strips could have a very positive effect, I believe. What's the view of the cycling community? Has it been tested?

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  • Hatfield St Albans all year commuter route

    Created by Adam Edwards // 1 thread

    The Alban Way is unlit and isolated from main roads. Thus it does not provide a safe commuter route in the winter months.

    WelHatCycling believes there should be an all year route alongside the A1057 along the route shown, linking Hatfield to the St Albans Green Ring at Fleetville and then continuing in to the city centre.

    This will be a challanging route where streets are narrow and car use is high. The priority therefore might be University of Hertfordshire - Oaklands College - Fleetville to encourage cycling to these two key educational institutions.

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  • Lemsford Road Avenue Road junction

    Created by Rona471 // 1 thread

    HertsCC proposal to create a junction speed table and zebra crossing at the junction of Avenue Road and Lemsford Road. The proposed zebra crossing will be north of the junction. The proposal is part of the Maple School Safer Routes to School project.

    This junction is on the route of the Green Ring, where it crosses the railway using the bridge from Jennings Road.

    The Avenue Road - Jennings Road link is used by many pedestrians and cyclists going to and from: St Peters Street / Carlisle Avenue (ie NCN6); Morrisons & the Alban Way (ie Green Ring); Verulam School (secondary); High School for Girls (secondary) and Maple School (primary). For cycling the route is great for avoiding Sandpit Lane.

    The desire for cycling is that the raised table will provide easier access to the link and make the junction safer for cycling.

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