Once a month, we send out an email update on cycling in the Richmond Borough. If you’d like to sign up for these, contact us here to be first to hear the cycling news that affects you across the borough.
We also post the newsletters here on our website the following week. Read below and enjoy! Previous newsletters can be found here.
A slightly earlier newsletter this month to give a reminder about this Saturday’s ride and Monday’s monthly meeting. Amongst that we’ve news on the campaign front, an increase in cyclist injuries in the borough, the experiences of one local cyclist with his helmet camera and a cyclist reunited with her pride and joy.
Local resident Paul James has made an interactive map for the A316 to capture problems with cycle provision on this TfL managed route. It’s a very visual way to capture concerns, and something we’d like to expand to other routes in the borough. Have a look and let us know any of your problem areas, we’ll update the map to include them – http://is.gd/Ki7CNo
TfL have released the latest road injury statistics for 2011 and they make grim reading. There’s been a 16% increase in cyclist injuries in the borough, they now make up 1 in every 4 injuries on the roads, somewhat disproportionate to the 5% share cyclists make of total journeys in the borough. This comes at a time when the council Cycling Champion has told us not to bring up safety or road design issues in the upcoming Cycling Liaison Group meeting on 16th July, somewhat out of line with other councils. The value of our future participation in these meetings is now questionable. Read more at – http://is.gd/tas2El