Lancashire Cycling Strategy Consultation Workshop: 21 November 2011

Lancashire Cycling Strategy Consultation Workshop: Monday 21 November 2011 1pm – 4pm, Preston Town Hall

Link to the document

Representatives from Dynamo will be attending the above meeting next Monday, but you may have your own comments to make or wish to see the documents that all this is based on. Details are on the email below this blog posting.

The main direction of Dynamo’s response to the draft document will be that we have a real problem with the lack of orientation to everyday, utility cycling in the draft strategy, and the ways in which it seems to be thinking about cycling solely as a leisure/sporting/tourist practice. Dynamo’s chief concern is in getting local people riding local journeys by bike, and we’ll respond to that effect. It’s notable – for example – that, at present, the Highways Authority is not seen as a partner to this strategy!

If you have further comments then please let Dynamo know, or perhaps even attend yourself (details again in the email below).

Invite letter:

Dear PartnerOn behalf of the Lancashire Cycling Steering Group,

I would like to invite you to the Lancashire Cycling Strategy Consultation Workshop, which is being held on Monday 21 November 1.00pm – 4.00pm at Preston Town Hall
The Lancashire Cycling Steering Group was reformed in October 2010 and includes representatives from a broad selection of agencies who share common objectives about cycling. The Steering Group is governed by Terms of Reference, a copy of which is attached to this e-mail for your reference.
The core purpose of the group is to offer leadership and direction to the coordinated development of cycling across Lancashire. This has the overall aim to grow and sustain participation in cycling whether this is in cycling sport, utility cycling, active recreation, active living or cycle tourism.

Over the past 12months the group has led the development of a Lancashire Cycling Strategy and the associated Action Plan. The purpose of the strategy is to add value to the already extensive cycling work that is delivered across Lancashire in order to help create a measurable change in the number of people cycling in Lancashire.

The Cycling Steering Group are now undertaking an extensive consultation on the Lancashire Cycling Strategy and would like to invite you to offer your thoughts and ideas about the strategy content and the Steering Groups direction of travel. In preparation for the the workshop please find attached a copy of the DRAFT Lancashire Cycling Strategy and Action Plan.
To register to attend the workshop please click on the link and complete the short register form.
We very much hope that you are able to attend the consultation workshop. However, if you are unable to attend we would still welcome your feedback by e-mailing your thoughts, ideas and comments to me at jmoss@lancashiresport.org.uk
Please feel free to forward this e-mail to other local organisations or groups, such as Cycling Development Groups, which you feel would welcome the opportunity to be part of the consultation process.
We look forward to seeing you on Monday 21 November 2011, 1pm at Preston Town Hall
Many Thanks
Joanne Moss
Partnership Director
Lancashire Sport Partnership

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About lancasterdynamo

Dynamo is a cycling group, established in 1994, to work with official bodies, other cycling organisations and interested individuals to promote cycling as a safe, enjoyable and healthy means of transport.
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