Minutes of meeting on Wednesday 1 March, 7.30pm at 60 Longley Road
Attendees: Tony, Anoop, Penny, Veronica
Apologies: Alan Blann
1. Heart of Harrow route
In the 2013 Vision for Cycling, Harrow council proposed a route along Station Road, which currently has no cycling facilities. This important route has been removed from recent Harrow proposals but we propose that it should have high quality cycle tracks from Northwick Park roundabout to Wealdstone.
2. Wealdstone regeneration
The new civic centre will have limited parking, which means that many employees will no longer be able to drive. We could push for Harrow council to encourage its staff to cycle, as Ealing council did when they moved their civic centre. The proposed redevelopment of roads around Wealdstone will have minimal cycling facilities.
3. Harrow politics
With the upcoming council elections, we aim to engage with both main political parties to encourage councillors to commit to improving cycling conditions in Harrow. Anoop will try to arrange a meeting with Susan Hall (conservative).
4. Rides programme
We would like to have a regular rides programme to help to engage new members. Rides will be at a gentle speed, 10-20 miles with a coffee stop, on Sunday mornings.
- Sun 23 April 2017, Ride around Harrow, Penny to lead, starting at North Harrow bike shop
- Sun 28 May 2017, Veronica to lead a ride
- Sun 25 June 2017, Tony to lead a ride
- Sat 29 July 2017, Ride to/from Prudential RideLondon, Veronica / Tony to lead outward and return rides
- Sun 20 Aug 2017, Anoop to lead a ride
We will advertise rides on nextdoor.com (a local neighbourhood social website) and letsride.co.uk (British Cycling) as well as the usual channels. The aim is to build up a community with regular rides in order to eventually increase the number of activists.
5. Next meeting
The next meeting will be our Annual General meeting. The provisional date will be 19 April 2017, 7.30pm at 60 Longley Road.