Saturday, 19 June 2010

Get together this Wednesday 23.6 at 5pm

A free Camden 'Love Your Street' bicycle tour will start at the British Library courtyard beside Isaac Newton on 23 June at 5.00pm. We could incorporate a few of Camden Architects Forum's favourite streets - or of those attending! I propose Chalton, Royal College and Camley Streets. Let me know yours. All cyclists (or aspiring cyclists, LCC Camden members or not) are welcome on this slow and easy tour - in advance of the new TfL Cycle Hire scheme launching next month.

See LCC Camden (some great resources there, e.g. about the new link)

Its also British Waterways Bike Week and flyers about that will be available.

I propose to give a brief introduction to each street visited and a little about cycle access. Total about an hour. Allows time for those joining the 6.30pm 'Sky Ride' cycle tour in Kings Cross adjacent to follow on.

Chalton Street - famous as a High Street and Market Street for Somers Town, and Coffee House
Camley Street - Secluded warehouses and the amazing Camley Street Natural Park

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Transition Towns

Last night at The Hub in York Way about twenty people met to discuss forming a Transition network in Kings Cross - something I think Living Streets could be involved with.

A Transition Town Belsize founder introduced the idea and how that group works together.

For King's Cross, several practical ideas were raised and workshopped;
  • Planting and growing food in an estate in Somerstown
  • Air quality improvement on Euston Road and on Taxi ranks
  • More sustainable transport, from buses to bikes and distributed garden storage (eg for BTCV Carbon Army volunteers)
  • A well-being group to keep communications, enthusiasm and group dynamics healthy
  • Anaerobic Digestion plant
  • A local currency
Lets see what happens next...