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Cycle Ipswich Meeting 12th February 2015

The next Cycle Ipswich meeting will be on Thursday 12th January 2014 at 7:30pm at the ITO World offices, 2nd Floor, 25 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AQ. You can store bikes inside at the bottom of the stairs, keeping the fire exit clear.

This month Andrea McMillan, Senior Planner at Ipswich Borough Council will be presenting about the upcoming Cycle Strategy Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for Ipswich, including the process and how we can help shape the document. There will be a further meeting with the council in the future discussing this item specifically.

February 2015 agenda

If there is anything that you would like to add to or change on the agenda, please get in touch on our mailing list or by emailing info@cycleipswich.org.uk.

Notes from January 2015 meeting

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Cycle Ipswich Meeting 8th January 2015

The next Cycle Ipswich meeting will be on Thursday 8th January 2014 at 6:30pm at the ITO World offices, 2nd Floor, 25 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AQ. The meeting is an hour earlier than normal, as a couple have a train to catch.

If there is anything that you would like to add to or change on the agenda, please get in touch on our mailing list.

January 2015 agenda

Notes from December 2014 meeting

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Cycle Ipswich meeting 11th December 2014

The next Cycle Ipswich meeting will be on 11th December 2014 at 7:30pm in the ITO World office at 25 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AQ.

Agenda is available

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Cycle Ipswich Meeting Thursday 13th November 2014

Our next meeting in November 2014 will be back to our normal venue of Board Room, ITO World office, 2nd Floor, 25 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AQ. The meeting will start at 7:30pm prompt, with the aim to be finished about 9pm.

Ben Gummer MP will be attending. We will have a draft of the Cycle Ipswich manifesto, which has come out of the items written down at the previous meeting.

The full agenda is available.

If there are further items to be added please drop a note on to the mailing list, or otherwise let Shaun know so that it can be added.

There will be a short bike ride from Ipswich Station led by Ian Seeley starting at 6:30pm. More info on the mailing list post.

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Summary from public meeting on 9th October 2014

First of all Cycle Ipswich would like to thank all 20 people who came along to our open meeting on the 9th October 2014. It was wonderful to see so many new people, who we will hopefully meet or hear from again in the future. The ideas that you wrote on the post-its and the maps were fantastic, and will help to prioritise our campaigning and the creation of some documents to present to the council.

Second, we would like to thank both Ipswich Community Radio, and BBC Radio Suffolk for having us on their breakfast shows. We had several people come along due to the features on the shows.

I’ll give a quick summary of what happened at the meeting for those who couldn’t attend:

First Shaun gave a quick introduction to the Cycle Ipswich organisation, and the meeting.

Post-its from the public meeting
Post-its from the public meeting

Second, attendees split into groups to discuss and write on post-its about the problems with cycling in Ipswich, and write down possible solutions or things they would like to see. This evening (Sunday), a few of the key organisers of the group have sat down to summarise the the information written down. The main general topics that were written down and will be taken forward in campaigning were in no particular order:

  • Width of cycle paths & shared use problems
  • Cycle lanes just ending
  • Physical segregation
  • Longer cycle lanes lead to ASLs
  • Filtered Permeability
  • Pot hole repairs – Campaign on reporting
  • Enforcement – specifically car parking in cycle lanes; car driver education, and aggression; banning of pavement parking; and ASL enforcement
  • Priority across side roads for pavements and cycle paths
A selection of the maps with notes written on them
A selection of the maps with notes written on them

Third, a set of maps were handed out to the groups to draw on where they believe there should be improvements, and what they should be. We will be soon be taking a closer look at these and adding these items to Cyclescape. Everyone is welcome to add more items to Cyclescape to be tracked.

The Fourth and final part of the meeting was a closing discussion with some of the highlights of the discussion. The most memorable remark at the end of the discussion was when someone said it was extremely difficult to know where to start with the drawing on the maps exercise as there are so many roads that have problems for cyclists, and need improvement.

Going forward we have a working group working on a few documents with this information to respond to the Suffolk Cycling Strategy, which lacks key elements expected in a strategy or much ambition; and to produce a 30 year vision similar to Leeds Cycling Campaign. We will be presenting the drafts at the next meeting on Thursday 13th November 2014 at 19:30.

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9th October 2014 Public Meeting – Creating a cycling strategy for Ipswich

October 2014’s Cycle Ipswich meeting will be a little different to normal. After Suffolk County Council came up with a Cycling Strategy that tell you why people should cycle, and why it’s great; however it relegates the how, to a single page appendix. Thus we are going to follow the lead of Leeds cycle campaign and produce a 30 year vision, with the hope that Suffolk County Council and Ipswich Borough Council will adopt it.

We would like people from Ipswich and the surrounding area to come and help define the Ipswich which will make them happy to cycle in and around Ipswich. If you don’t currently cycle, or don’t like cycling for transport as opposed to off road leisure cycling, we would especially like to hear from you.

Please bring ideas of what you think the cycle routes in Ipswich should be like. Also bring ideas of cycle infrastructure that you would like to see. Photos of the good, bad, and ugly would also be appreciated.

The meeting will be held in the Collinson Room, Friends Meeting House, 39 Fonnereau Road, Ipswich, to the west of Christchurch Park on 9th October 2014 at 7:30pm. Plan your journey to Friends Meeting House with CycleStreets.

Before the meeting there will be an optional short bike ride starting at 6:30pm from outside Ipswich Railway Station to finish at the Friends Meeting House in time for the meeting. Plan your journey to Ipswich Railway Station with CycleStreets.

You can also suggest infrastructure improvements in our Cyclescape group.

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Public Meeting 9th October 7.30pm

Cycle Ipswich Public meeting . Open to all. Friends Meeting House Fonnereau Road Ipswich, (opposite the top entrance to the park) , 9th October at 7.30pm in the Collinson Room.
Hello

I have just had the room booking confirmed for Thursday October the 9th at 7.30pm.
Let all know about this meeting please.

This is a meeting specifically to find out what people would like to input to Cycle Ipswich cycling route map for Ipswich and surrounding villages.

Bring your ideas !

Best wishes
Kevin

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11th September 2014 Monthly Meeting

On Thursday 11th September 2014 we’ll have our next monthly meeting at ITO World’s office in 25 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AQ. Phone 01473272225 or 07879610632 if you have a problem getting in. The meeting is due to start at 7:30pm and finish at 9pm.

Agenda items include:

  • Ipswich Northern Fringe/Garden Suburb planning applications re cycle infrastructure;
  • discussion on Suffolk Cycle Strategy;
  • discussion on road traffic on various town centre street where there are traffic restrictions in place, and what enforcement can take place;
  • planning where cycle infrastructure should be built in Ipswich;
  • feedback from previous events and noting/discussion about upcoming events.
    The full agenda is available.

If there are any further items to be added please drop a note on to the mailing list, or otherwise let Shaun know so that it can be added.

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August 2014 Monthly Meeting

On Thursday 8th August 2014 we’ll have our next monthly meeting at ITO World’s office in 25 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AQ. Phone 01473272225 or 07879610632 if you have a problem getting in. The meeting is due to start at 7:30pm and finish at 9pm.

Agenda items include:

  • discussion on Suffolk Cycle Strategy;
  • discussion on road traffic on various town centre street where there are traffic restrictions in place, and what enforcement can take place;
  • feedback from previous events and noting/discussion about upcoming events.

The full agenda is available.

If there are any further items to be added please drop a note on to the mailing list, or otherwise let Shaun know so that it can be added.

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June 2014 meeting

Our June meeting is on Thursday 5th June at the offices of ITO World at 25 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich. New members are always welcome.

At this meeting we will be reviewing the responses to our questionnaire from the candidates for the Local and EU elections; hearing back on progress on the meetings with Suffolk County Council engineers and making plans for Bike Week 2014.

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