Embassy AGM and gathering - Brighton

Date and time: 
7 June, 2014 - 11:00 to 8 June, 2014 - 17:00
Event details: 

Old Shoreham Road, Brighton

Venue: Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YD See map

This year we're inviting Embassy members (and indeed anyone who has an interest in cycling policy) to Brighton, to help us shape the future of the Embassy.

We'll be looking both backwards and forwards - taking a brief review of developments over the past year, before discussing what role the Embassy should be playing, in the context of increasing consensus about how cycling should be designed for. We want to kickstart a debate about minimum standards for cycling provision, to ensure that it is suitable for anyone who chooses to ride a bike, young or old, fast or slow.

Saturday 7th June

  • 11am - first infrastructure safari. Meet at Brighton station for a tour of recent improvements in the city. Route available to view here.
  • 1pm - lunch, informal discussion
  • 2pm - our review of the year - major developments in cycling, what we've been doing, what's worked and what hasn't. Discussion about the Embassy's future role.
  • 3pm - Canards and myths. How do we help people respond to local nonsense, quicly and easily? We have the foundations of a resource on our wiki, but it needs to be expanded. Have we missed any canards? Can you help us finish the ones we have? 
  • 4pm - break
  • 4:30pm - formal business, including accounts, election of board
  • 5:00pm - end, informal bike ride/pub/dinner

Sunday 8th June

  • 10am-12pm - Second discussion session. The TSRGD review. We want to examine this consultation, and what opportunities it presents for a better standard of road design, and for cycling in particular. 
  • Break
  • 12pm-2pm - Following on partly from the previous session, we'll be taking a look at quality. What should cycling infrastructure really look like? What minimum standards should we be demanding? We also want to look at the issues recently with the way cycling money has been spent - the technical (and political) problems behind 'Turbogate', the Plain in Oxford, and Itchen Bridge in Southampton (among others). 
  • 2pm - lunch, followed by second infrastructure safari, starting from the venue. We will be looking at the Lewes Road scheme - in particular, the bus stop bypasses.

Lanyrd for the weekend - http://lanyrd.com/2014/ceogbagm/

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I'm really not sure I'll be there because I only just heard about it, I think it's the same weekend as the London Nocturne, it's the weekend after Cyclenation's AGM and it's at one edge of the country. It would be great if you could improve on any of those things for future events.