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Liveable Crouch End - engagement - not

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lyn Weber Jul 15. 5 Replies

OpinioN8 had a place on the Liveable Crouch End Stakeholder forum. The exact proceedings of this forum are now fading a little with the passage of time. My notes suggest the last one took place in…Continue

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Cynemon sticks it to Crouch End and Turnpike Lane - @original_sol @HaringeyCyclist

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clive Carter Jun 17. 5 Replies

Management Summary: I'm slightly at a loss to understand where the demand comes from for a cycle route along Turnpike Lane and into Crouch End.My attempt to understand: Everyone loves a pronounceable…Continue

Tags: liveable crouch end, strategic cycling analysis, TfL, turnpike lane

 

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Adrian Essex replied to N8Princess's discussion All Greek to me
"Attractive black out material. Will dining take place entirely in the dark? In the nude? Have you met either Gyros or Souvlaki? "
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N8Princess replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Poor old Bill - he's always in trouble
"Saw the dry-cleaning machine being craned out the other day. They had to take the whole window out. Quite an operation."
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Lyn Weber replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Liveable Crouch End - engagement - not
"There are a multitude of ways to communicate with different groups and parts of the community.  Which is great especially when communication like this occurs because different age groups use different media due to personal preference or limited…"
Jul 15
Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Liveable Crouch End - engagement - not
"Minutes are often very brief . Does the blog give a greater insight into the sort of discussions the committee is having . The blog is interactive so it enables feedback of precisely this sort or perhaps more relevant to particular tissues"
Jul 15
Lyn Weber replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Liveable Crouch End - engagement - not
"The committee members appear to be listed in the last set of minutes in attendance and non attendance. Perhaps one of elected committee members will take responsibility for posting the minutes plus the briefings that are presented by the committee…"
Jul 15
Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Liveable Crouch End - engagement - not
"https://www.crouchendforum.org.uk/cenf-minutes-of-meetings/ last updated in February 2019 so it must be done again"
Jul 14
Jacob O'Callaghan replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Liveable Crouch End - engagement - not
"Adrian, Thanks for all  this information, and I hope your post brings some answers on your excellent site. As you say, if the meeting was "well attended , carefully minuted and with action points to be followed up. ... obviously without…"
Jul 13
Adrian Essex posted a discussion

Liveable Crouch End - engagement - not

OpinioN8 had a place on the Liveable Crouch End Stakeholder forum. The exact proceedings of this forum are now fading a little with the passage of time. My notes suggest the last one took place in April, but we've not had the minutes from it yet. Which is a shame, because the first one was well attended , carefully minuted and with action points to be followed up. Obviously without the minutes and the follow up notes we, the Stakeholders , will not get the answers we were hoping for.Which…See More
Jul 12
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Jul 3
Clive Carter replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Cynemon sticks it to Crouch End and Turnpike Lane - @original_sol @HaringeyCyclist
"The phenomenon of "induced demand" is normally applied to cars. It well-describes the situation where additional lanes or road-widening quickly fills-up, encourages use and creates demands for either more roads, extra-lanes or road…"
Jun 17
Bob Lindsay-Smith replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Cynemon sticks it to Crouch End and Turnpike Lane - @original_sol @HaringeyCyclist
"[Somewhat off-topic...] You were braver than I in cycling on the Holloway Road, even with the lower volumes of traffic in those days! As I remember it was a favourite route for lorries, so many that the police operated a weighbridge to catch any…"
Jun 16
Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Cynemon sticks it to Crouch End and Turnpike Lane - @original_sol @HaringeyCyclist
"I considered the one way section as a  possible explanation. I did not search for counter examples to demonstrate that the model takes them into account, on the grounds that surely they can't be that dumb. I cycled to work either in the…"
Jun 14
Adrian Essex replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Cynemon sticks it to Crouch End and Turnpike Lane - @original_sol @HaringeyCyclist
"Meanwhile in Birmingham. A council has been criticised for spending £10 million on a bicycle super highway that critics say is little-used and causes traffic jams. In April, Birmingham City Council opened a 3-mile segregated two-lane…"
Jun 14
Bob Lindsay-Smith replied to Adrian Essex's discussion Cynemon sticks it to Crouch End and Turnpike Lane - @original_sol @HaringeyCyclist
"Thanks Adrian for a well-researched article. I beg to differ with your statement that, based on the cycle usage map, there is no demand for the stretch of road from the end of Turnpike Lane to Crouch End. That map does indeed have a gap in the…"
Jun 14
Mark Crouch End replied to Adrian Essex's discussion So, you think archaeology is dull . . . try the car park at Hornsey Town Hall
"Archaeological investigations are a proud part of the consultocracy. It's money for old rope. Perhaps literally. Still, have another lovely view of a trench."
Jun 13
Adrian Essex posted a discussion

Cynemon sticks it to Crouch End and Turnpike Lane - @original_sol @HaringeyCyclist

Management Summary: I'm slightly at a loss to understand where the demand comes from for a cycle route along Turnpike Lane and into Crouch End.My attempt to understand: Everyone loves a pronounceable acronym and Cynemon (Cycle Network Model for London) is not a bad one to spice up your attempt to push bikes. I first read of it in the TfL (not so pronounceable but more familiar) document Strategic…See More
Jun 13

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Suddenly everyone's a pole vault coach

Posted on September 15, 2018 at 8:30 0 Comments

I've spent a good part of the last three weeks competing in or travelling to or being present athletics at events designated with the title "World". I'm reasonably content with my results, except for the bits I'm not happy with. And this note is reflecting on the not quite so good bits, . . . . . And I have an opinion, about how much Heathside should help me, its other multi-eventers and athletes in general for the good of the SAL team.

It has taken me almost 10 years to…

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Seafood, motor cycling and other incidentals.

Posted on September 8, 2018 at 19:42 0 Comments

I've had two very good weeks of interesting all-round athletics overseas. Spoiler alert - this report is very self centred and self congratulatory. Read on at your own peril. 

On the weekend of the 25/26th August I went to Delft for the World Icosathlon Championships. Lots of reasons for doing this - on 24th August I was the world champion and world record holder, but the chances were that by 27th I would no longer be either.  One reason for going was to wave goodbye to my titles in…

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To boldly go . . .

Posted on September 1, 2016 at 19:00 0 Comments

 . . where few my age have gone before. 

Every so often something happens in my life which inspires me. Last weekend such a thing happened. I took part in, and did tolerably well at, an icosathlon (from the Greek icos = 20, athlon = contest). Like decathlon, you know, Daley Thompson in the Olympics, all those years ago,  only this is 20 events. Unfortunately for the world what this inspires me to is vanity and dire prose.

So what has inspired me.

1) Camarederie - two…

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Medical Matters - optimism , pessimism and David Cameron

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 13:48 0 Comments

This is a blog, and since one of the things I know well and care about a lot is me, I feel entitled to write on the subject. Perhaps my researches might help someone else.

But, to start with a digression, (and a co-ordinating conjunction), I don't share David Cameron's taste for seven day a week General…

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At 13:55 on November 3, 2011, Eugene said…
OK Adrian, in future I'll use the Forum, just feeling my way around.
At 14:35 on March 25, 2011, CrouchEnd Cupcake said…
I think this is a good welcome.  I can't think of anything obvious it needs or doesn't need at the moment.  The terms of service are clear and reasonable too - was that on before or is it a new addition?
At 15:19 on March 19, 2011, Richard Mckeever said…

Adrian

 

Hi - next week a couple of members of Bowes and Bounds are meeting up in the Gate Pub with one or two from Harringay Online to have an informal chat about traffic and road planning stuff across the boroufg (yeah geeky I know!) You and/or any trafic enthusiasts fron OpioionN8 would be very welcome to join us. Info here http://www.bowesandbounds.org/events/harringey-borough-traffic-and

Cheers!

Richard

At 8:56 on February 12, 2011, Richard Mckeever said…

Thanks Adrian

Our logo was designed for free by a local graphic designer/ book cover artist.

I get a suprising amount of traffic from a one line entry on Wikipedia. We were fortunate to be able to build on some existing community infrastructure when we set up at the end of last summer - the community association circulated info via both e-mail and printed newsletters which helped ... but sign-ups do seem to have stalled.

 

I do a weekly update (via broadcast message) which seems to generate a bit of a flurry of activity.But I am keen to recruit more members.

I do like the N8 related puns for your sections - very smart idea.

If you fancy meeting up for a coffee (or a beer) sometime to chat about Hyperlocal Websites etc let me know

 

Good Luck

Richard

At 12:07 on November 30, 2010, Caroline Essex said…
I have disagreed with you!
 
 
 

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