Minutes and agendas
The Plymouth Cycling Campaign (PCyC) meetings are open to all
- Anyone who would like to get involved in our campaigns to improve cycling in Plymouth and to help raise the profile of sustainable transport is very welcome to attend these meetings. We need all the help we can get!
- Or just come along to find out what we’re up to – you’ll be very welcome whatever type of cyclist you are, or even if you don’t cycle but would like to! And any comments you may have will be welcome too.
MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
Minutes of Plymouth Cycling Campaign (PCyC) meeting 14th May 2019 Venue: Room 003, Babbage Building, Plymouth University Campus (Map)
Present –Sue Jennings, Hayley Harvey, Stuart Mee, Jim Woffenden, Clare Smith, John Abraham, Kristal Rocks
Apologies – Graham Wilson, Dave Gibbs, Bill Nicholson, Mike Kelly, Geraldine James, Louise Swain
- Minutes of the last meeting – reviewed and agreed
- PCC update –
The city will receive a total of £7.6 million from the Transforming Cities Fund, a central Government pot that aims to improve transport provision with a particular emphasis on sustainable transport.
The money will go towards some of the following:
- Design and delivery of better cycling, pedestrian and public transport, this includes:
-Routes in Plymouth’s northern corridor
-Improvements, spanning from the east of the city, through the city centre
-Improvements west of the Tamar Bridge to Saltash
- New bus shelters and expand the Real Time Passenger Information system
- Upgrade of the ticket barriers at Plymouth Station
- Installation of more charging points for electric vehicles around the city
The Council is now working with the Department for Transport to prepare its bid for the second round of funding, Tranche 2 and a draft business case will be submitted in June.
More information on the proposal can be found here https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/parkingandtravel/transportplansandprojects/transportplans/transformingcitiesfund
Consultation on Southway development is complete, comments were as follows:
- Most people support 30mph speed limit but were worried about enforcement
- Shared path use was an issue, however path is already 3.5m wide and would have to be widened to 5m which would cut down more trees and vegetation
- A crossing will be added before the roundabout to the proposal so that people can cross before the road to get down to Plymbridge Woods safety
JW asks for ideas/comments on the following:
- Type of soft cycle segregation along Southway Drive
- Cycle parking suggestions
- Mayflower 400
Plymouth Cycling Campaign not going ahead with proposed celebration event.
HH from Sports Development Unit will be promoting cycling during the month of June for Mayflower 400. This will consist of led rides, social media promotions and potential events/promotion on city centre piazza.
- A386 Cycle Path Proposal –
- A survey was produced and sent out to all interested parties
- Andrew Watson has given his support in writing
- Gary Streeter suggested contacting Devon County Council
- Marsistow Estate have made a u turn and have withdrawn there verbal agreement and are asking to see design plans for the scheme
- Luke Pollard would like to meet JA and team to see how he can support the campaign
ACTION – JA to make contact with Cllr Jeremy Gosling and Devon County Council
- Iron Bridge (between Longbridge Lane and Coypool P&R)
The bridge is closed due to safety concerns, Sustrans and PCC looking into different options to get the path reopened.
- Efford Pathway
SM contacted 2 local councilors about the path.
ACTION – SM to contact Brian Vincent
- Saltram One Way System
Cyclists can ride against the flow of traffic on Saltram’s new one way system, however cyclists are coming up against abuse from drivers due to the lack of signage.
ACTION – CS/SM to encourage Facebook followers to write to NT about putting up signage. NT members to include their membership numbers. (CS/SM to write draft letter so Facebook followers can copy and paste text?)
- Ballard House Parking
JW has raised concerns about lack of cycle parking for visitors with colleagues in PCC. Once a suitable space has been identified this is something they will look into.
- Social Media and Publicity
- HH suggested creating a poll on the Facebook group to find out what people want the campaign to focus on
- HH suggested setting up events using the events button so that followers are notified in advance of the open meetings
- AOB –
- Every Ride Counts 2019 https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/parkingandtravel/cycling/everyridecounts2019
- Places to Ride fund – PCC waiting for response from NT before submitting EOI
- ACTION – SM to pass on information about Access Plymouth about adapted cycles https://www.accessplymouth.co.uk/
- Sustrans improving signage on Route 27 and Marsh Mills. Contact CS with ideas/suggestions
Date of next open meeting – Tuesday September 3rd 7 pm Venue TBA