This rather forbidding notice on the cycle racks at Derby Station hides some encouraging progress. Apparently, according to one of the duty managers, the work will result in a locked barrier around the racks with access by a key fob, available “for life” for a nominal fee. Similar to the access arrangement at the Sheffield station bike hub.
What is particularly promising is that the addition parking on Platform 1b is 25 stands (50 bike spaces) concreted into the platform.
2 further consultation events have been organised for interested people to view the plans for the A38 junction changes (flyovers, etc.) and to discuss the plans with the Highways Agency.
Full information on the plans and the instructions for providing feedback are here.
The new consultation events are:
- Breadsall Memorial Hall, Brookside Road on Thursday, 26th February 16:00 – 20:00
- Little Eaton Village Hall, St Peter’s Park, Vicarage Lane on Monday, 2nd March 15:30 – 19:30
Please do provide feedback and ensure that you emphasise the importance of providing cyclist friendly facilities in the final designs.
Derby Cycling Group have had enough of city council departments and new projects failing to deliver even the most basic facilities for cyclists. Our Space for Cycling campaign wants to get Derby City Councillors to recognise…
- The benefits that cycling can bring to Derby and it’s citizens,
- That much more must be done to make cycling a really attractive means of transport for everyone in the city
- To create policies that will deliver a cycle network worthy of the name.
- To get the city council to deliver real changes to enable more people to cycle more often and more safely
You can help in this campaign by writing to, e-mailing, phoning and talking to your local councillors and making the case for more Space for Cycling.
The materials below are there to inform and assist you with your own campaigning in order to help us to achieve these goals:
Link to online letter writing tool : Enter your post code and this tool finds your three local councillors and drafts a letter to them. You should add your own words to the front of the standard letter, or replace it entirely with your own text. Make sure Councillors know you want them to pledge support for our Space for Cycling campaign. Their letter has a link to let them do this.
Letters Derby Cycling Group have written to city councillors; they know what we want and why:
The Highways Agency has announced plans for upgrading the A38 junctions at Little Eaton, Markeaton Park and Kingsway and welcome comments from the public on their proposals.
A public consultation event will be held at University of Derby Enterprise Centre, Bridge Street, Derby, DE1 3LD on
- Friday 6th February 12:00 – 20:00
- Saturday 7th February 10:00 – 16:00
A public consultation will be running from 4th Feb to 13th March and you can submit your comments either by visiting the consultation events and completing a questionnaire or by visiting the website. If you are commenting, please include your views on the necessary provision for cycle usage around the junctions.
Derby Cycling Group were pleased to welcome the CTC’s Campaigns and Strategy Director, Roger Geffen, to Derby. He kindly agreed to present the CTC’s plans for the Space for Cycling campaign as well as related information.
The meeting was held at the Park Bikeworks and the audience appreciated both Roger’s talk and the venue.
We’re lucky to be able to organise a session to hear from the CTC’s Campaigns and Policy Director, Roger Geffen, who has the challenge of persuading the UK’s politicians, the media and the wider public of the need for action to improve cycling conditions, while positively encouraging more people to cycle.
Come along to the Park Bikeworks in Derby at 6pm on Thursday 22nd January to hear Roger speak and to have the opportunity to raise your questions.
Roger will be speaking about the national Space4Cycling campaign as well as recent changes in CTC and Cyclenation joint campaigning.
All welcome. The event is jointly organised by Derby Cycling Group and CycleDerby.
More information at this link.
Happy New Year to all cyclists and would-be cyclists in Derby and the surrounding area. What will 2015 bring for us this year? We hope, with your help and support, that our councillors and MPs can be persuaded to create policies which enable more cycling for everyday transport in the city and it’s locality. Derby is a small, pale orange dot on the map on the left because 6% of our councillors (ie 3 of them) support the Space for Cycling campaign. We want you to tell your councillors to support it, so we can turn the map yellow then green, as in Leicester and Nottingham. And what about Derbyshire too – only 3 of them, 5% of councillors, have signed up, despite the high profile “Peak Cycle Links” and “Pedal Peak” projects.
The first step to get your councillor’s attention is to write a letter to them and send it using the online tool at this link .
Need to find out what to write about? Need more information? Want to know what Space for Cycling is all about? Find it all in Derby Cycling Group’s “Space for Cycling Information Sheet” which is attached here: DCG S4C Info Sheet and on the Space4cycling tag on the right hand side of this page.