In the 12hrs since posting, this topic has elicited 5 comments. All of which relate to the satellite dishes in the photo.
Doesn't bode well, does it.
oh, I don't know. It's the number of follows that count. There's not much to say at this stage that hasn't been said in other threads.
What usually happens is that when an issue is still rather abstract few people get involved. If things go well, a few people will take this forward. When it becomes a formal proposal, more people will then get behind it.
Remember, the community has put a lot of energy into traffic issues recently, only to see their hopes frustrated.
A future headline explicitly offering lower traffic or better cycling might increase interest levels.
Exactly - as I mentioned I have signed up. Overall I think it makes sense to aspire to objectives on which we know we can prevail. A cycle lane on Wightman, merely a year after the works that were done would probably undo a lot of the investment and could be deemed difficult to justify.
I think the delay in responses. is because most people work, and may not look at personal e-mails straightaway. I don’t look at my HOL message until Saturday morning, for example. I am sure many will relate to this group’s aims and will join up. I have e-mailed them and feel strongly about the issues they have raised. I want to see safer, greener roads...
Also, now that more of us are cycling, now is an optimum time to lobby for more cycle lanes.
Excellent post- thank you so much for this. I am fully in support of this and will be joining the group.
Hi I will join the group but I have to say I feel like we have been here before. The council seem to be in the pockets of the traders who are happy to have the traffic and unsightly streets. There never seems to be any real improvement although I agree now is the time if they are ever going to do it!
Just signed up! Looking forward to the meeting this evening. Hopefully we will be able to make real changes in the area!
That's great Elizabeth, I'm sure your input will be well informed and most welcome.
Was pleased to see the proposed ladder-living-streets-campaign using an image of Green Lanes as it's post image. Green Lanes and Wightman are the rails of the ladder.
1500 - 2000 residents live above the shops on Grand Parade / Green Lanes between the Salisbury and the bridge.
Inclusivity is appreciated.
(but previously there have been comments on HOL of Green Lanes residents being less deserving since they have 'chosen' to live there / their 'properties' being less '£- valuable').
Will happily join the discussions if Green Lanes residents are part of the thinking/ debate.
Please come join us - we discussed Green Lanes a lot last night.