Wheels 4 All
Our next public meeting will take place on Thursday 11th September at 7pm. The venue is yet to be announced but we hope to be using a new venue in Southsea. We’ll announce it soon.
We’ll be hearing about Wheels 4 All, a nationally recognised programme that embraces all children and adults with disabilities and differing needs, to engage in a quality cycling activity. By using specially adapted cycles, the activities are both physically and mentally stimulating and above all fun for everyone involved.
We’ll also be presenting our reseacrh on the junctions in Portsmouth that are most lethal to cyclists. This follows our exposure of the shocking cycle casualty statistics for Portsmouth and PCC’s response to them at our last meeting.
BICYCLE is a great new film about the history, culture and future of the bicycle.
You can see it on the big screen in Guildhall Square on Tuesday 16 September at 6pm.
BICYCLE is a humorous, lyrical and warm reflection on the bicycle, cycling, and its place in the British national psyche.
If the weather is bad the film will be screened at Somerstown Central (The new Hub building) which spans Winston Churchill Avenue).
Kearn more about the film and see the trailer at www.bicyclethefilm.com.
A27 Lorry Fire
Last week a lorry fire on the A27 brought Portsmouth to a standstill. The traffic delays caused by this incident quickly spread and paralysed traffic across the city. Buses were stopped. Ambulances were delayed. Appointments were missed. Families were kept apart. In short the health, wellbeing and economy of our city were …
Continue reading An Open Letter to Councillors
Portsmouth City Council Road Safety & Active Travel team, supported by Sustrans will be running an event to raise awareness of the current cyclist casualty trend at junctions where 78% of cycle collisions in Portsmouth occur.
There will be a large van and a heavy goods vehicle provided by TJ Waste & Recycling with bikes …
Continue reading Exchanging Places
Cycle Forum makes deputations to Portsmouth City Council meeting
At the longest Traffic and Transportation Decision Meeting in living memory on 24 July, decisions on four proposals were reached and not all of them popular with the audience.
The least contentious proposal was for traffic calming in Henderson Road, Eastney which is long, straight, wide and has …
Continue reading PCC agrees changes to Palmerston, Osborne & Henderson Roads
We had another successful public meeting on 10th July with presentations from Hampshire Police and Portsmouth City Council. The meeting was held at the John Pounds Centre in Portsea.
Maria Joliffe of Hampshire Police kindly stepped in late in the day to present on community speedwatch. Community speed watch is an initiative that allows citizens …
Continue reading Open Meeting Report
Cllr Donna Jones
On Wednesday 25th June members of the Portsmouth Cycle Forum Committee met with the new leader of Portsmouth City Council, Cllr Donna Jones, and her cabinet member for Traffic & Transportation Cllr Ken Ellcome.
The purpose of the meeting was to ask PCC to develop a strategy for cycling, both to address immediate issues, …
Continue reading Meeting with the Leader of PCC
Cyclist and HGV Incident in Hilsea
Do you cycle in Portsmouth? Perhaps you would like to cycle in Portsmouth but are nervous about the roads?
Last month Portsmouth Cycle Forum revealed that Portsmouth’s roads are amongst the most dangerous in the country for cyclists. If you think the roads in Portsmouth need to be safer for cyclists …
Continue reading Open Meeting: Safer Cycling in Portsmouth
If you live in the Portsmouth and Havant area you now have a choice of safe, well-marked cycle routes to Southsea and Hayling seafronts or up to the South Downs. Roger Inkpen is a local ranger for Sustrans – the charity creating a national cycle network. He says: “all of these routes follow cycle tracks, quiet …
Continue reading Sustrans National Cycle Network Update
As well as our manifesto for cycling, we asked each candidate to respond to 2 specific issues related to cycling in their ward. Now we need to follow this up with the candidate elected in each ward! Continue reading Ward issues