Richmond Cycling Campaign is taking the opportunity to ask for a series of things which we think can improve cycling in the borough in both the short term and the long term. We think all of these should be discussed at the CLG, so we’ve written to the council to ask them to include them all on the meeting.
1. To ask the council to audit every one-way street in the borough, to establish which ones can be made contraflow for cycling.
2. To ask the council to audit all pedestrian-only routes to establish which can share cycle facilities.
3. To ask the council to prepare an analysis of all cycle routes and cycle facilities in the borough, to establish whether routes are complete to bikeability stage 2 standard.
4. To ask the council to provide funds to support Sustrans’ Bike It in a school.
5. To ask the council to map council-provided cycle parking in the borough.
6. Start exempting cyclists from TROs, wherever possible. (Explained here – this is a bit of a geeky one for design and planning nerds!)
7. Commission a study to see if any of the school walking buses want to try a cycling bus.
8. To ask the council to collaborate with RCC to apply for TfL grant (or others) to buy cargo and family bikes to show parents and families how easy it is to get around by bike. The council would be able to lend these out on a hire basis, to let people experience what it’s like using one of these.
9. To initiate a project to look at how we become a mini Holland (as per the mayor’s recent cycling vision).
10. To initiate a review of all transport planning so that it complies with the new vision for cycling (http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/cycling/15459.aspx#).