Notice of 3 LBRuT cycle schemes

Details of 3 schemes have been posted recently on the Richmond Borough website and the associated reports give an insight on their strategic thinking.  Paragraph 6.3 of the Cross Deep report says “The Council will seek to provide practical facilities for the safe and convenient movement of cyclists” which gives us a standard to test both the credibility of the existing network and planned work.  It goes on to talk about “the development of a local cycle route to complement the London Cycle Network” and “New development must be designed to give high priority to cycle facilities and to link to the cycle route network and include secure parking in accordance with standards.”

I said in previous postings secure cycle parking is a recurring theme in current and future spending plans and this is why:”It will also seek to provide and support the provision of secure parking areas for cycles in shopping and leisure centres, public transport interchanges and other public buildings.” Cycle Parking at Railway Stations lists the net increase of 116 cycle spaces for £105,000 and in Teddington High Street 5 stands as part of a scheme costing £14,000.

Send your thoughts on these schemes to campaign@richmondlcc.co.uk ahead of the next meeting of the Cycling Liaison Group on Monday 24th January.

SmarterTravelRichmond ‘Lock it or Lose it’ Campaign – Update

How not to lock your bike!

We’re now one event away from the half way point of SmarterTravelRichmond’s ‘Lock it or Lose it’ campaign, launched in reaction to the large number of bike thefts in the borough, and here’s an update from the team on progress so far:

Enforcement

  • Twickenham bike repository created by Police
  • A recently marked bike was recovered after being stolen
  • ‘Bike N Ride’ rental scheme bikes at Richmond Station will all be marked at next event
  • Four events to date with 91 bikes marked and 68 bikes checked by Dr Bike

 Education

  • Over 250 handlebar tags placed on parked bikes with safety tips, bike register details and ‘deterrent’ factor. Also distributed to all SNT officers for dissemination
  • Banners at different rail stations
  • Posters sent to all retailers and places around council property
  • Bike Revolution attended an event to give appropriate bike locking advice

 Engagement

  • Letters sent to all bike retailers and charities on behalf of Cabinet member Cllr Head asking them to promote campaign and telling them how they can help
  • Posters sent to all retailers and BTP contacts
  • Coverage in the local press and on Smarter Travel and Council websites
  • Quote about the campaign in a Bike Revolution posting on cycle theft in the UK
  • Council engineers have pledged to consult the police and RCC before installing cycle parking

The next event will be on the lower concourse of Richmond Railway station from 4pm on Wednesday 8th December. The remaining five events are listed below and further details on location can be found here – here – Bicycle Theft Reduction Events

Tuesday 21 December – Richmond High Street, 16:00 – 19:00
Saturday 15 January – Teddington Rail Station, 14:00 – 17:30
Tuesday 25 January – Teddington Town Centre, 16:00 – 19:00
Thursday 10 February – Twickenham Rail Station, 16:00 – 19:00
Wednesday 23 February – Richmond Town Centre, 16:00 – 19:00

Bike Security Event – Teddington Town Centre

Smarter Travel Richmond, working in partnership with Police Safer Neighbourhood Teams and British Transport Police, have organised a series of awareness events – with free bike marking and check ups from Dr Bike – across the borough. They will also be giving you tips and tools to help protect your property.

Activities include:

  • Free bike markings
  • Free bike check ups with Dr Bike
  • Free one to one advice and information from the experts
  • Registration for bike maintenance courses

Read more at http://www.smartertravelrichmond.org/Cycling/Articles/Lock-It-or-Lose-It.aspx

Bike Security Event – Teddington Railway Station

Smarter Travel Richmond, working in partnership with Police Safer Neighbourhood Teams and British Transport Police, have organised a series of awareness events – with free bike marking and check ups from Dr Bike – across the borough. They will also be giving you tips and tools to help protect your property.

Activities include:

  • Free bike markings
  • Free bike check ups with Dr Bike
  • Free one to one advice and information from the experts
  • Registration for bike maintenance courses

Read more at http://www.smartertravelrichmond.org/Cycling/Articles/Lock-It-or-Lose-It.aspx

Bike Security Event – Twickenham Railway Station

Smarter Travel Richmond, working in partnership with Police Safer Neighbourhood Teams and British Transport Police, have organised a series of awareness events – with free bike marking and check ups from Dr Bike – across the borough. They will also be giving you tips and tools to help protect your property.

Activities include:

  • Free bike markings
  • Free bike check ups with Dr Bike
  • Free one to one advice and information from the experts
  • Registration for bike maintenance courses

Read more at http://www.smartertravelrichmond.org/Cycling/Articles/Lock-It-or-Lose-It.aspx