Our AGM will be taking place on Thursday 15th June at 7pm in the Showroom cafe bar, and we’d love for you to join us.
This year we’re delighted to welcome Paul Gasson – from the Waltham Forest branch of London Cycling Campaign and a leading figure behind the Waltham Forest Mini Holland scheme – to talk about his experience of the project.
The aim of Mini Holland was to transform the borough into a place for cycling and walking by reducing traffic on residential streets, redesigning high streets to provide space for people, and introducing Dutch-style segregated cycleways.
Orford Road before Mini Holland
and Orford Road after Mini Holland
The scheme has produced dramatic results. Streets that were once shortcuts for speeding motor traffic are now safe spaces where children can play and busy main roads now have high quality, separate space for cycling. Traffic on key roads had fallen by 56 per cent, with 10,000 fewer vehicles per day, and overall traffic in the Borough had reduced by 16 per cent. This success has prompted campaigners to call for the introduction of Mini Holland-inspired schemes in towns and cities across the country.
East Avenue before Mini Holland
and East Avenue after Mini Holland
Paul will provide a valuable insight into how Mini Holland has changed Waltham Forest for the better; the challenges they faced in implementing the projects and how they were able to counter the ‘bikelash’. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to find out what lessons can be learnt from the Waltham Forest experience and how we can help to replicate the success in Sheffield.
Join us on Thursday 15th June from 19.00 at the Showroom cafe bar. As well as Paul’s talk, the AGM and social will be a great opportunity to meet other supporters. We are also looking for people to join the CycleSheffield committee and help us campaign for a more cycle-friendly Sheffield.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to get involved, or to find out more.
You can view/download the presentation here.