Working to make cycling an everyday experience in Dundee
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Dundee City Council are conducting a consultation about plans to "change and improve" the cycle route through the docks. Have your say here: https://consult.dundeecity.gov.uk/limesurvey/index.php/892252/lang-en
Hello! We are about to turn 1 year old, having been formed in October 2016 to promote cycling as an everyday activity in Dundee. We are open to anyone who cycles regularly, cycles occasionally or would like to start cycling. The aim is to help us all by making cycling a normal, everyday activity in Dundee. Watch the "News" panel and page for events and issues. Also, follow our Facebook and Twitter for the very latest information and cycling-related posts from further afield that have caught our attention.
We are mainly thinking about cycling as transport for work and leisure. Anyone who has been to the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, or even some cities in the UK will know that cycling works great as basic transport - it is quick, cheap and good for you. Dundee is a compact city and reasonably dry and sunny (for Scotland!) so it is an ideal place to join this 21st century revolution. There is a lot of work to do to catch up with the best cycling cities. The Netherlands started in the 1970s and Copenhagen in the 1990s. If we learn from their experiences we can catch up. It means changing the roads and changing minds.
So that is why we are here - to help Dundee join this healthy, practical, enjoyable trend. Which is not to say we will ignore our more-sporty friends - we are all part of the big cycling picture that is the future for communities throughout the world.
Our next meeting will be on Monday, 13th November at 6.30pm. It will be in the Dalhousie Building, as usual. Who is a member? You are, if you have an active interest in cycling in any of its aspects in Dundee! So see you there!
Our members' meeting included a discussion with invited guests Councillor Lynn Short and Councillor Kevin Cordell. A wide-ranging, constructive discussion followed. See the meeting notes for a flavour of it.