Author: PaoloSteen

More bicycle racks needed and installed at Taunton station

Great Western Railway have installed 22 new cycle spaces at Taunton station in January 2019. This is in respons to our call for additional ‘interim’ spaces in August 2018.
More cycle racks installed at Taunton railway station.
Hundreds of people arrive at Taunton railway station every weekday and many who commute to work often find that all bike racks are taken.

In total 150 new cycle spaces are proposed but the rest are part of the major scheme for the station, and the current interim provision might be moved as part of this.

Report a Near Miss

Report a near miss is an Avon and Somerset Constabulary initiative to enable the police to gather information so that they can focus their safety campaigns efficiently.

Educating drivers of motorised vehicles to allow enough space when overtaking cyclists.
Educating drivers of motorised vehicles to allow enough space when overtaking cyclists.

 

It also educates drivers of motorised vehicles to allow enough space when overtaking cyclists. This follows on from the work carried out by other police forces including the West Midlands, who were the first police force to champion this, under their ‘Give Space, Be Safe’ campaign.

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Victoria Park Summer Fair

Taunton Area Cycling Campaign will be out and about on Sunday 23rd July in Victoria Park, Taunton from 12.00 to 16.00.
We will be joining the fun at Victoria Park Summer Fair.
Want to find out more about what we do, or join up to our mailing list. Come on down.
Pick up a new cycling map of Taunton and find out the great places you can visit on your bike in and around Taunton.

The Victoria Park Summer Fair:

Featuring the Blackdown Hills Steel Band, Kingston Reptiles and the Local Flower and Produce Show – come and see the longest carrot.

FREE ENTRY – 12 noon to 4pm.

Inflatable slide, Photographic competition, Somerset Fitness Free Class, Hot Food, Cream Teas and plenty of stalls.

Bike Ride – Sun 18th June

Sunday 18th June 10.30-12.30pm Free led Ride organised by TACC
Location: Vivary Park Bandstand

A gentle loop cycle ride of 11 miles. Taking in some of Taunton’s hidden cycle network and green wedges, we will  be passing though scenic Bathpool via the canal towpath.  Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Join Bikeweek 2017

 

National Bike Week – 10-18th June

As part of National Bike Week TACC will be out on the parade in Taunton on Saturday 10th June to hand out the new Cycling map of Taunton. We will also be offering advice on cycling journeys you can make in and around Taunton.
National bike week 2017

If you have not already joined Taunton Area Cycling Campaign please come along and hear about how you can make a genuine difference to the promotion of cycling in the Taunton area.

National bike week 2017

Other Bike Week events in Taunton

Thursday 15th  June 6-7.30pm Free led Bike Ride organised by Cycle Somerset*
Location: The Weir Cafe, French Weir Park
A ride to explore back routes around Taunton. Lesiurely and fun. Registration essential go to returntocycling@gmail.com.http://www.cyclesomerset.org.uk.

Saturday 17th June 10-3pm Open Saturday and Bike Jumble 3-5pm organised by On Your Bike
Location: on Your Bike, Trinity Business Centre, Off South St, TA1 3BQ.
Free safety checks, advice and tips, free adjustments to brakes and gears, refreshments, ‘try it out’ with tandem, ebikes and a unicycle. Bike powered smoothies. Tombola with lots of cycling related items to be won. http://on-your-bike.org/

Sunday 18th June 10.30-12.30pm Free led Ride organised by TACC
Location: Vivary Park Bandstand
A gentle loop cycle ride of 11 miles. Taking in some of Taunton’s hidden cycle network and green wedges, we will  be passing though scenic Bathpool via the canal towpath.  Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

All events except * are also at http://www.bigbikerevival.org.uk

Planning Applications

Taunton Area Cycling Campaign want to give voice to the many cyclists in the area and make the Taunton area for a haven for leisure cyclists and cycling commuters alike.  We want to improve the choice of sustainable transport options including public transport, cycling and walking and  make Taunton into a ‘Garden Town’.

With Taunton changing rapidly with plans for 13,000 new homes and accompanying roads under construction or planned, part of our  campaign is to offer constructive alternatives to Councillors, planners and developers and make pedestrian and cyclist voices matter.  By offering comments on planning applications in our local area we can really make a difference to  the walking and cycling environments and infrastructure.

Have your say on Taunton Centre Improvements

Have your say on the Taunton Centre Improvements to the Public Space. The public consultation ends on Monday 20th March.

Taunton Deane Borough Council is looking at ways of making Taunton town centre more user friendly; creating attractive public space and making the area better for pedestrians and cyclists. They want to create new and improved public areas that are attractive; where people can walk, shop or simply sit and rest awhile, areas with fewer vehicles, less pollution and reduced noise.

Go to www.taunton.uk.com to have your say by filling in the questionnaire or emailing. This is your chance to improve the town centre for everyone.

Have your say about East Street

Artists impression from website taunton.uk.com

Please check out what TACC have written in general in support of the proposal with some suggestions.

 

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