@JoeSoap76 There'll be limited time, so not every single pitch will be presented. But we'll show a list of available good ideas and point to each person to "talk to them over lunch". We'll work on campaign projects after lunch.
It make sense to build infra for parking at the beginning and end of the bike journey too.
It would be good to campaign the council to have stronger development policies. Some ideas:
Mandatory storage for new homes
Developers are responsible for repair and upkeep of a new area for up to 20 years - means they build it well first time round.
Parking at non-residential buildings like mentioned above.
Filtered permeability in new housing areas and no rat-runs.
Contribute to new cycle paths on main roads that connect to development.
The ball bearing trick is an act of genius! I just need to get something which breaks down OK in solvent and not let anyone near my bike with petrol....
WRT the steel setapost, I think I did that on an old bike. To be fair, one of the joys of a Ti frame is guarding against galvanic corrosion, where any disimilar metal will eventually seize and alloy with the Ti, so I could manage it with an Al seatpost too!
Police were good on 101 in the end; 10 minute call, then they called back later, so that was all fine. No one was grumpy, although, trying to explain why it was the seatpost, rather than the saddle, which was the expensive component was more than a little tricksy.
& I will be asking employer if we can find room in our incredibly cramped office if I need to take best-bike into work in future, I think...
Looks like there are some loaded questions on parking controls "What should we be doing to reduce any impact on businesses in town centres?" and "
What other arrangements should be considered to deliver parking improvements that help support town centre regeneration?"
Yes. That one got a clear "I call bullsh!t" explanation from me...