Cycle Kirklees Newsletter 65

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July 2023
Newsletter No. 65

In this issue:
AGM Agenda: details now available. Annual Report – link to website
Navigating Huddersfield on a Bike: part of programme for 18th July
Leeds Road A62 – new cycling provision has its limitations

Cycle Kirklees AGM on Tuesday 18th July

Our AGM will be on Tuesday 18th July at 19.30 in the cafe at New North Road Baptist Church (near railway station, Huddersfield). Secure bike parking provided. Please arrive by 19.00 for pre-AGM presentation. Drinks available,
Our Annual Report is available here. Please read before hand if you can. This is the AGM Agenda here.
1. Apologies
2. Minutes of 2022 AGM held on 25th May 2022*
3. Co-chair Annual Report for 2022/23 includes:
a) Overview of year 22/23 b) Consultations 22/23
5. Finance and fund-raising report*
6. Election of officers (chair, secretary, treasurer, membership, communications) and Committee for 2023/24
7. Future activities 2023/24
includes conference planned for 17 November 2023 (Dewsbury)
8. Notified business:
Establishment of awards for cycle parking facilities in Kirklees
Other business may be included if notified by 11th July to
9. Close (followed by workshop/discussion on Navigating Huddersfield on a Bike)

Navigating Huddersfield on a Bike: workshop after AGM

With maps on the table can we plot some suggested routes in and out (and across) the town from different neighbourhoods and venues?
We would like to publish and promote the best 8 – 12 routes that facilitate safer and easier access.
Your navigation hints for routes from different locations to enter and leave the town centre or to cross the town are invited

Walk Wheel Ride: presentation at AGM

Pre-AGM at 19.10: Walk Wheel Ride (Kirklees) online hub introduction by Antony de Heveningham (EPIKS). The new website (under construction) is at  Photo: WWR stall at Honley Show at weekend.

Leeds Road (Huddersfield) inspected

A final inspection of the newly constructed Leeds Road (A62) cycle scheme with Richard King, Project Manager on 30 June. Chris Knight (photo) and Chas Ball from Cycle Kirklees joined Leah Stuart, chair of Huddersfield Unlimited (Transport Group) on 30 June to discuss in detail the issues raised in a recent joint submission and to look at the results of more recent snagging.
Our main focus was on pedestrian and cyclist safety and general design issues and to assist in producing a “Lessons Learnt” report for Kirklees Council officers.
Regrettably, although this scheme is welcome and is the first of its kind in Kirklees, it includes incorrect use of kerbs, inadequate shared use facilities and at a number of junctions it has motor vehicle priority where we contend it should have had active travel priority. It also lacks planning for future connectivity (e.g. with the Broad Canal and Northumberland Street).
Many of these issues had been highlighted during the consultation phases by Cycle Kirklees. More recently, concerns about some design elements that were not visible on the consultation plans were raised. We are hopeful that future schemes will see improvements as a result of our efforts and the openness of some officers to constructive engagement.







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