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The Exeter Cycling Campaign June update
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Monday Meet-Ups during the summer

 

We're meeting up on Monday evenings throughout the summer to chat, explore options together and shape a better Exeter. Do pop into the Phoenix Bar from 6pm to 8pm every Monday and let's talk through how we can make cycling the safe, natural choice for people of all ages in Exeter. These will be informal drop in evenings: call in if you can, bring a friend or make a friend there.



 

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A step in the right direction and a Clint Eastwood afternoon

E4 & E3 cross-city cycle routes
Both BBC Spotlight and Radio Devon sought out the Exeter Cycling Campaign for comment recently. This followed the Devon County Cabinet's agreement to fund further design of the 'E4' and 'E3' cross-city routes.  This gave us the opportunity to highlight the imperative of promoting cycling as part of the solution to the city's challenges of population growth, congestion and pollution.  "We welcome this small step; but to get significant numbers of people cycling Exeter needs a dense network of safe routes across the city" said Mike Walton to BBC Radio Devon.

It's now important that the design of these routes follows best practice. Members of the Exeter Cycling Campaign are already engaged with Jacobs (Devon Council's contracted engineers) to seek to encourage this.  Is this something you could get involved in?

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
We had a successful first supporters' event on June 19th.  Zsolt Schuller outlined the history of cycling provision in the city and opened our eyes to the effort that needs to be put into delivering even the most simple bits of cycling infrastructure. We followed this with a cycle tour in the rain of The Good, The Bad & The Ugly bits of the city's infrastructure.  

"You've got to be in it to win it"
This was the advice given to the Campaign by the Devon county's former sustainable transport officer, Zsolt Schuller.  By this he meant that one of the ways of making a positive contribution to the provision of space for cycling in the city is to comment on planning applications and scheme consultations.  For example, the Exeter Cycling Campaign recently submitted comments to the bus station development for the design of Summerland Street.  Could you help with this?

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Exeter Cycling Campaign

 

We aim to realise the full potential of cycling to contribute to the health, wealth and quality of life in Exeter.

We hope to integrate cycling into the fabric of Exeter via comprehensive, convenient and connected cycle infrastructure, making cycling the safe, natural choice for a large proportion of everyday journeys.

We want to change the culture of Exeter's streets to become vibrant public places for people to live, learn, work, shop, socialise, do business and prosper, helping to transform Exeter into an exemplar low carbon city.

 

Get involved

 

Follow and retweet at https://twitter.com/exetercycling, like and share at https://www.facebook.com/exetercyclingcampaign and join the discussion at https://www.facebook.com/groups/exetercyclingcampaign.
email: exetercyclingcampaign@gmail.com

There is lots more to do. Get in touch if you have a spare hour or two to contribute to the campaign, or check out our wishlist at http://www.exetercyclingcampaign.org.uk/

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