TTL want to encourage more walking and cycling in the town. We have conducted a Cycle Survey (Survey Results) to find out where improvements could be made to make cycling a more attractive option and have formed a forum with local cyclists and cycling groups to produce a plan for a continuous network of safe cycling routes throughout the town (LetchworthCyclePlanEdition1). If you would like to get involved in this project then contact us.
Cycle and Scooter Parking
Transition Town Letchworth have been working in partnership with North Hertfordshire District Council Communities Team to utilise S106 sustainable transport funds to increase cycle and scooter parking at community venues across the town. Transition Town Letchworth cycle survey gave feedback on where additional bike parking would be beneficial. The needs of local schools, the scout and guide movement, churches (whose halls are used by many community groups) and social housing providers were identified. The project is now in its final stage and scooter racks, bike racks and bike shelters are currently being manufactured for installation at seven schools, the guide hall, a scout hut, a local church, the leisure centre, the town centre and at four groups of flats where there is high cycle utilisation. The chosen contractor is refurbishing two existing bike shelters which would have been replaced and this has not only helped the budget go further but has also lowered the projects environmental footprint. The project once completed will support increased cycling through the provision of 342 additional bike parking places and 175 scooter parking places across the town.
TTL promote evening courses in bicycle maintenance . The next course,which takes place at St.Paul’s Church Hall, Pixmore way, Letchworth, runs for five weekly sessions (7:30pm-9:00pm), starting on Monday 12th March 2018, and costs £20.
The cycle maintenance course covers fault finding, adjustments, basic maintenance, repairs, and get you home needs. Participants need to bring their bicycles with them as there is lots of practical work involved. The course is tutored by Frank, who is keen to get as many cyclists on the road as possible. In his spare time he also helps Sustrans, which is the charity which is creating the British national network of cycleways, including Letchworth’s very own Route no.12. Please contact us and we’ll put you in touch with the course co-ordinator.
TTL members also have a keen interest in the development of electric vehicles and a number of us now drive electric cars. There is lots of knowledge to be shared by the group if you are thinking of changing to an electric vehicle.
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