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!
- Currently we are looking for someone to lead on the campaign to get a cycle path built along the A386 between Roborough and Yelverton. This has been on the back burner recently due to lack of people willing to try and move it forward, although plenty of people bring it up on our Facebook forum. It’s not a new idea and has been investigated by Devon County Council previously. If you’re interested we’d be happy to welcome you on board and brief you.
- 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 BELOW AGENDA
Date of next open meeting WEDNESDAY July 25th 2018 7 pm VENUE room 405 Babbage Building Uni Campus – map
1 Introductions and Apologies
2 Minutes of the last meeting:
- Matters arising
- Embankment path (SM)
- Letter to Colin Woodman (SM)
- Efford pathway (SM)
- New Cycling Commissioner (SM)
3 Report on meeting with Luke Pollard MP (SJ)
4 Plymouth City Council Report (JW)
5 Infrastructure Group Report (CS)
- A386 Roborough to Yelverton (SM)
- Hooe Lake Bridge (SM)
6 Led Rides (SJ & HH)
7 Treasurer’s Report (WN)
9 Date of the next meeting
Plymouth Cycling Campaign – minutes of the meeting on 15th May 2018
The regular meeting of the Plymouth Cycling Campaign was called to order at 7pm on Tuesday 16th May 2018 in Plymouth University by Sue Jennings.
Sue Jennings (Breeze) Chairing, Dave Gibbs, Bill Nicholson (treasurer), Simon Trevan, Jim Woffenden (PCC), John Abraham, Stuart Mee (Co-chair), Josh Stevens, Hayley Harvey (PCC)
Target Travel – Reported as being aggressive towards cyclists. Emails have been sent by SM and an initial response expressed concern
Bike Life Funding – SJ reported that no application was made as deadline was too short.
Embankment path – proposal submitted to Highways England and Sustrans. Sustrans supportive although no response from HE. SM spoke to Sustrans and has emailed Tudor Evans re proposal.
BMX Facility – BN reported no progress has been made. Liz Cheesewright has now taken over the project and looking into crowdfunding.
Reporting of maintenance issues – DB is happy for people to report any defects to cycle paths to him
Colin Woodman Resignation – Colin has resigned from PCyC. A letter would be sent to thank Colin for all the good work he had done regarding cycling in Plymouth over many years.
ACTION- SM to write a thank you letter to Colin on behalf of PCyC
Efford pathway: was discussed as being an excellent route for the Efford/Higher Compton area of the city to access Marsh Mills, Saltram and the Plym Valley Trail.
ACTION – SM to contact Cllr Vincent
Cycle Improvements between Yelverton and Dousland – SJ talked about to cycle improvements soon to be started between Yelverton and Dousland
Plymouth City Council report (JW)
- 19 streets have been put forward for consideration to become 1 way for cyclists
- Access Plymouth – Launch date Saturday 26 May at Lord Mayor’s day on the piazza
- Cycle Delivery Group Meeting – The group discussed whether PCyC should have a representative on the Cycle Delivery Group
- ACTION –JW to check if PCyC can sit on the Cycle Delivery Group meeting
- New bike lockers have been installed at various carparks across the city
- Broxton Drive – Scheme almost complete, signage left to put up. SM mentioned kerbing at eastern end of new path. JW to investigate
- Teats Hill / Clovelly Road – Work delayed due to utilities, path to be resurfaced and finalised in June
New Cycling Commissioner – ST volunteered to set up a formal dialogue representing PCyC with new cycling commissioner (once appointed)
ACTION- SM to write letter to Tudor Evans to identify who will be the new cycling commissioner
Derriford Road Works – Additional work still to be completed, if anyone has any comments / concerns they can send them to email@example.com
Report from Infrastructure Group (JA)
- Hooe Lake Bridge – Residents still strongly support replacement / repair of bridge, due to rising concerns of congestion in area. This is ongoing
- Better Places Plymouth – JA represented PCyC at the recent consultation meeting.
- Infrastructure Group – JA invited more members to join
Led Rides (HH & SJ)
- Breeze – beginner bike ride is attracting almost 20 women every Tuesday.
- Sky Ride Leaders –If you would like to get back involved in the new Guided Rides programme is to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01612742030 and ask for the British Cycling Guided Ride Team. British Cycling will talk through options for willing volunteers.
- Social Bike Rides – Family bike rides every first Sunday of the month and other easygoing and steady rides for both women and men. All rides can be found on letsride.co.uk
- PCyC Ride proposed – HH happy to support
ACTION – SM to get back with a potential date for ride in September
Treasurer Report (BN)
PCyC T-shirts – 7 left for sale
ACTION – SM to send cheque to campaign for £47.76 as agreed subsidy for unsold t-shirts
ACTION – SM to send out campaign letter headed paper to anyone wishing to compose a letter on behalf of PCyC
Meeting was adjourned at 9pm by Sue Jennings.
DONM: The next open meeting will be at 7pm on WEDNESDAY 25 July 2018, in Plymouth University.
Minutes submitted by Hayley Harvey approved by SJ and SM