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Next Dundee Cycling Forum Meeting

Our next meeting is 17th September 2018 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Dundee University, Dalhousie Building, Room 2G12

Agenda

  1. Welcome and apologies
  2. Minutes of last meeting 14/05/18
  3. Discussion – Response to UK Dept of Transport Consultation on “New Cycling Offenses” closing date 5th Nov
  4. Dundee Cycling Strategy report
  5. Update from Dundee City Council
    • Dundee Station Cycle Storage
    • Upgrade to Dundee Docks Route
    • Community Links update on applications
  6. Planning Applications responses update
  7. Future Activities
    • Cycling Parking design competition
    • Dundee Cycling Event Summer 2019
    • Cycling Scotland Conference 5th/6th Nov
  8. Social Media and website report
  9. Treasurer’s report
  10. AOCB
  11. Date of next meeting

Proposal to replace 48 cycle parking spaces with car parking spaces

A Dundee City Council Planning Application for construction of car parking spaces alongside a short section of the National Cycle Network 1 in the Waterfront has been resubmitted. The proposal is to provide an additional 17 carparking spaces in place of a lot of precious, covered bike parking spaces. In "compensation" for the loss of cycle parking spaces, a new "secure two tier, 24 space, bicycle storage cage" will be provided.

The applicants argue that the existing cycle spaces are unused. This may well be true at present, but it is short-sighted to remove cycling facilities when there is a national target to increase cycling use from the current 1 or 2% to as much as 10%, plus of course the river front is going to become much more popular with the opening of the V&A later this year. And the cage looks as if it will be uncovered, which is hardly going to encourage use by the increased number of workers in the area.

The Application is "18/00391/FULL | Reconfiguration of Car Parking, Bicycle Parking and Landscaping | River Court 5 West Victoria Dock Road Dundee". If you would like to view details and submit comments go to http://idoxwam.dundeecity.gov.uk/idoxpa-web/ and search using 18/00391/FULL or the map tool. Please ignore the Comments (0) tab - you should receive an acknowledgement email.