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Open Meeting – The Cycling Revolution in Leicester

We have a guest speaker from Leicester at our next open meeting on Thursday 26th January.

Jan from British Cycling will be telling us about the work they have been doing to transform the city for cycling. As the UK’s first Environment City, Leicester’s city council has plans to quadruple cycling levels by 2024.  This is being done by a number of programmes, including spending hundreds of thousands of pounds on new infrastructure.

GV of the new bike path / cycle route on Newarke Street in Leicester city centre PICTURE WILL JOHNSTON
GV of the new bike path / cycle route on Newarke Street in Leicester city centre
PICTURE WILL JOHNSTON

So could this be the reason behind Leicester City’s recent successes?!

The meeting will take place on Thursday 26 January at 7.00pm in Lecture Theatre 2 of the Richmond Building of the University of Portsmouth.

Open Meeting – Thursday 22nd September

We have an open meeting on Thursday. We’ll be discussing the new Solent Deal to devolve transport and other powers from central government to a new Solent Authority. It’ll have money to spend and we want to make sure some it goes into cycling! We’ll also be talking about our Pompey Pothole project to record poor roads and updating you on what has happens since our last meeting. The meeting is at the university Richmond building off Queen St, starting 7pm.

Open Meeting – September 2013

The Learning Place
The Learning Place

The next PCF open meeting will take place at 7pm on Thursday 12th September at The Learning Place.  We’ll be demonstrating Open Streetmap, the user-generated online mapping tool – this topic was deferred from the last meeting due to the discussion regarding the Fratton Way Tesco.  We’ll also as well as talking about other important cycle-related issues, like the imminent Lord Mayor’s bike ride and the changes to the one way system in Cosham.

 Agenda

  1. Open Street Map
  2. Summer Fair and Lord Mayor’s Bike Ride
  3. Local infrastructure report
  4. AOB

Please do come along – we’ll have access to a computer suite so you can get interactive with cycle mapping! Do come along – food and refreshments will be available.

We’d like to make the session on Open Street Map as interactive as possible – there are computers available to use but if you’d like to bring your own laptop then please do.  It is a powerful tool for creating and distributing free geographic data.  This should prove extremely useful for mapping cycle infrastructure that is rarely featured accurately on standard maps.

The Learning Place is located at 6 Derby Road, North End. Portsmouth PO2 8HH – you can find a map here.

Open Meeting

The next PCF open meeting will take place at 7pm on Thursday 11th July at the Stacey Centre.  A late breaking addition to the agenda of the meeting is that Julian Clarke of Transport Planning Associates will be coming to brief on the proposed development of a new Tesco Store on Fratton Way and the options for rerouting the shared use pedestrian and cycle route (Milton Lane) that runs across the proposed site and past Fratton Park.

 Agenda

  1. Fratton Way Tesco proposal
  2. Open Street Map
  3. Sustrans update
  4. Local infrastructure report
  5. AOB

Please do come along – this is a great opportunity to express the cyclists point of view of the plans for an important new development in the city.

We’d like to make the session on Open Street Map as interactive as possible – if you’d like to bring a laptop then you will be able to try out the site as we go along.  It is a powerful tool for creating and distributing free geographic data.  This should prove extremely useful for mapping cycle infrastructure that is rarely featured accurately on standard maps.

The Stacey Centre is located on Walsall Road in Copnor – you can find a map here.

PCF Open Meeting

Boris and Arnie go biking
Boris and Arnie go biking

The next meeting for PCF is on Thursday 9 May at St Lukes Church Hall, next to Charter Academy, starting at 7pm.

RASPBERRY PI ON A BIKE

On the agenda this time we have guest speakers Rich Boakes and Craig Snyder from the University of Portsmouth. They’ll be talking about their ‘Magic Bike’ which uses sonar and a Raspberry Pi computer to detect passing vehicles and how close they are passing.

YOUR VISION FOR CYCLING

Following on from Mayor Boris Johnson’s Vision for Cycling in London, we want you to tell us what should be the cycling vision for Portsmouth. So get your thinking caps on!

There’ll also be a roundup of events for Bike Week in June and an opportunity to have your say.

Note: access to the hall is from the car park entrance in Greetham Street – map here.