Working to make cycling an everyday experience in Dundee
Hello! We are a new group, 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.
Who should be involved? If you cycle, would like to cycle, are interested in cycling or have an interest in cycling, then it's YOU! You can get involved by following and posting to our Facebook and Twitter pages, and by coming along to our meetings.
We are hoping to introduce Dundee to The Wee Jaunt, under the auspices of Pedal for Scotland. That will be in September and will need lots of people to help plan it, run it and of course attend it. Sooner than that, we will be advising the Council on how best to make minor improvements for cycling in the city centre - small stuff that will make a big difference. If you have any idea, please post them to our Facebook or Twitter pages.
Keep an eye on this site - it will be evolving rapidly. You will find details of how to get involved, details of our meetings and so on.
The PROVISIONAL details for the next meeting are 7.30pm on 20th March, in the Dalhousie Building on Hawkhill.
We have the opportunity to advise the council on how best to spend a relatively small amount of money to make small changes within the city centre that will make a big difference to cyclists. They mean things like dropping kerbs, painting lines, unsuitable oneways etc. Send your ideas to our Facebook and Twitter pages.