Cycling in Merseyside
In time before the AGM the latest edition of our newsletter, the PedalPress is online now.
The 2014 AGM will be held in just under 4 weeks, on Saturday 13th December, from 10am for a start at 10:30am and finishes a 12:30pm latest.
The venue is KIND, 19 Back Canning St, Liverpool L8 7PB.
KIND is a Liverpool based Charity who are investing in our future….our children.
We would like to invite all those coming to join the KIND Christmas appeal and bring a gift along.
MCC will have a presence at the Everton Sports Centre for the Cycling Development Day, on Saturday 13th September, from 10am to 2pm.
Everton Sports Centre is located on Great Homer Street, L5 5PH .
More information for this event from the council’s cycling page.
We ran a stall in Princes Park on Sunday 7th September with great success, during the Sky Ride and before the official start of the Tour of Britain 2014, with lots of people on bikes diverting into the park. Lots of new members signed up, numbers soon to be announced here. In the meantime, check out these pictures:
If anybody can name the two racers on the last image, please add this to the comments.
And here some more pics:
Better late than never: Apologies that the last Edition of the PedalPress has only been added to our archive now, after the paper copy went out months ago. But here it is, in the PedalPress Section, or as a direct link: http://www.merseycycle.org.uk/pedal_press/ppsummer2014.pdf
Our submission to the Liverpool City Council sustainability commission, including references.
Please click the link below for a PDF file. (This is version 8)
The references are:
1. BBC website; News England: http://www.highwaysmagazine.co.uk/local-roads-too-dangerous-to-cycle-on-poll-suggests-20140703 and http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-28093374 (Accessed 3rd July 2014).
2. Hillman M, Adams J, Whitelegg J. In: One False Move. ISBN 0 85374 494 7
3. Wikipedia website: List of Preventable Causes of Death. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_preventable_causes_of_death (Accesed 17th June 2014).
4. McCarthy M. The benefit of seatbelt legislation in the United Kingdom. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 1989, 43, 218-222
5. Travel independent website. http://www.travelindependent.org.uk/ (Accessed 17th June 2014).
6. Sustrans website; Health and Active Travel: http://www.sustrans.org.uk/policy-evidence/related-academic-research/health-and-active-travel (Accessed 03/07/14).
7. UK Government, Department of Health website: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publichealth/Healthimprovement/Obesity/DH_079713 (Accessed 03/07/14)
8. Jacobsen,PL; Racioppi,F; Rutter,H (2009) Who owns the roads? How motorised traffic discourages walking and bicycling, Injury Prevention, v15, pp369-373.
9. BBC website: Cyclist killer Gary McCourt: Crown loses appeal against ‘lenient’ sentence. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-24240127 (Accessed 17th June 2014).
10. The Jewish Chronicle Online: Mr Loophole defends rabbi death claim. http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/119731/mr-loophole-defends-rabbi-death-claim (Accessed 17th June 2014).
11. Public Health England website: http://www.hpa.org.uk/webc/HPAwebFile/HPAweb_C/1317141074607 (accessed 30/04/14)
12. Lindsay G, MacMillan A. Moving urban trips from cars to bicycles: impact on health and emissions. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Feb 2011; Vol 35 (1) 54-60.
13. Bristol Local Government Website; City Council Cabinet minutes:
https://www.bristol.gov.uk/committee/2012/ua/ua000/0726_7.pdf (Accessed 03/07/14).
14. Merseyside Local Transport Plan website; LTP3: http://www.letstravelwise.org/content206_Local-Transport-Plan-3.html (Accessed 03/07/14)
15. Whitelegg J, Haq G. Vision Zero: Adopting a Target of Zero for Road Traffic Fatalities and Serious Injuries (2006), for the Stockholm Environment Institute, produced under a contract with the Department for Transport. http://sei-international.org/mediamanager/documents/Publications/Future/vision_zero_FinalReportMarch06.pdf
16. Vision Zero Merseyside; pdf document. www.wirralpedestrians.org.uk/files/vision_zero_merseyside.pdf (Accessed 17th June 2014).
17. Hong Kong Road Safety Council website; http://www.roadsafety.gov.hk/en/campaign/campaign20140502.html (Accessed 03/07/14)
18. CTC website; Space for Cycling: www.ctc.org.uk/spaceforcycling. (Accessed 03/07/14).
The next meeting of the Merseyside Cycling Campaign will be on the 28th of April, 6p.m. in the Baltic Fleet.