Monday, February 28, 2005

Darlo Cycling Campaign has 2 invitations to Town on the Move Summit March 15

Just received notice that Darlington Cycling Campaign can send up to two delegates to the Town on the Move Travel Summit, which takes place in the Dolphin Centre all day on Tuesday 15 March. I'll bring along all the documentation to the meeting of the campaign tomorrow evening (1st March). Anyone who would like to attend on the group's behalf, please make sure you get to the Red Lion tomorrow.

You can get further info about the summit at:
this web page.

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Email to a councillor

To: Nick Wallis
Date: 27 February

As Darlington Council's Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, I'm very interested to know about your own use of cars, car sharing, buses, bicycles and walking during your Council work, and day-to-day. I'd also be interested in the use of various forms of transpot by other Darlington Councillors.

I am part of the recently-founded Darlington Cycle Campaign, and would like to post your reply on my website, http://bikedarlington.blogspot.com, which is currently being used as an interim website for the group.

Our next public meeting is on Tuesday 1st March and I'd very much like to share your response with the group at that time, though I realise this is short notice for a reply.

I'll post Nick's reply if I receive one.

Saturday, February 26, 2005

Darlington Cycling Campaign

Next meeting at 7pm, Tuesday March 1st, Red Lion (upstairs room), Priestgate, Darlington. All Welcome.

Who's coming?

Friday, February 11, 2005

Madness

  1. Smart new covered, secure bike sheds get donated to school as part of an initiative to get kids out of cars & more active
  2. Sheds kept exclusively for year 6 pupils that are doing their cycling proficiency; not available for general use
Read about it for yourself.

Update: It turns out the bike sheds in question are at a Darlington school!

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Go By Bicycle

The centre pages of the current Town Crier magazine are about transport in Darlington, with a few quotes from Nick Wallis about the need to get out of cars. I'll put some more details up when (if) I get time, or you could just read it yourself. It might be interesting to contact councillors to find out how they travel...

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Boris Johnson MP: Violent Crime on the Up - How are you supposed to get on your bike?

Boris Johnson MP: Violent Crime on the Up - How are you supposed to get on your bike? - "Someone had actually gone to the trouble of leaving the carcass, but stealing the rear wheel, without which, unless you are extremely skilful, a bicycle is useless and indeed not a bicycle in the technical sense of the word."