Re: How should I vote in the AGM
Posted: 11 May 2016, 4:29pm
JohnW wrote:...My fear is that any real cycling matters will be lost, and fall victim to cosyness and self engrandiosment, comfortable boardrooms and generous expenses, but we'll see. CUK has a job to do in campaigning Government, DfT, local Councils, all politicians, highway engineers and designers - and all those who make associated decisions, to begin to really consider cyclists as valid human beings, and to discover that our lives matter - it's not impossible, see Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands...
I have come to the (sad) opinion that cyclists would now be better served were CUK to wind-up at which point some other cycling organisation would undoubtedly take-up the role of campaigning for cyclists. And that other organisation would actually campaign for cyclists/cycling rather than just sitting there disagreeing with issues real everyday cyclists want addressed (e.g. passing clearance laws). CUK has become too wrapped-up in itself (re-branding, admin matters, governance matters, etc.) and seems to have stepped back from campaigning. I think them being here is now just getting in the way of others starting to do proper campaigning.