THE 15 MINUTE CITY - Possible motion for CTC/CUK General Meeting 2021

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THE 15 MINUTE CITY - Possible motion for CTC/CUK General Meeting 2021

Postby Philip Benstead » 14 Sep 2020, 8:28pm

A DISCUSSION
Possible motion for CTC/CUK General Meeting 2021

THE 15 MINUTE CITY

To increase the clarity of a previous posting on this subject please note the following
At the CTC AGM 2020 the motion below was passed. My contention is that motion was a blunt instrument and that it does very little for cycling in terms of safety.
Whilst the concept of the 15-minute city would reduce the need to travel by motor vehicle and consequently would reduce the incidence of possible conflict between cycling and non-cyclist,

https://www.weforum.org/videos/paris-is ... 897c12513b

Any wording of the possible motion is still to be formulated but my contention is that the CTC should support the concept of the 15-minute city and to campaign for it.
What is your view?


CTC AGM 2020
6) Reduction of promotion of holiday flights.
Proposer’s note: The CTC (Cycling UK) Articles of Association state four Objectives of the Club. Three are related specially to cycling. The fourth states ‘promote the conservation and protection of the environment’. The member survey indicated 71% support for ‘Encouraging cycle use to benefit the environment’. We would like to propose that the Club adopts a progressive strategy to reduce, and ultimately stop, promotion of cycling holidays that involve flying. An organization whose stated objective is to protect the environment should not be promoting flying as it so massively increases a person’s annual carbon footprint and hence contributes to climate change. The current promotion is in the form of CTC branded holidays, which involve flying; articles in the magazine; and the adverts in the magazine selling holidays involving flying.
This is an issue that has already begun to be discussed within the Holidays and Tours subsidiary.
Paris is planning to become a ’15-minute city’
Philip Benstead | Life Member Former CTC Councillor/Trustee
Organizing events and representing cyclist in southeast since 1988
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Re: THE 15 MINUTE CITY - Possible motion for CTC/CUK General Meeting 2021

Postby gaz » 14 Sep 2020, 10:08pm

The '15 minute city' is a relatively new phrase in the campaigning lexicon, the essence of which is something that Cycling UK is already working towards as part of the Walking and Cycling Alliance.

https://bicycleassoc.wpengine.com/wp-co ... A4_4pp.pdf

Not sure if you're considering a vote of confidence, a strengthening of focus or a full on attempt, as IIRC thirdcrank once described it, to out Sustrans Sustrans.
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Re: THE 15 MINUTE CITY

Postby atlas_shrugged » 16 Sep 2020, 5:45pm

A motion to support a 15 minute city could be a good idea. The link did not work for me.

Could you formulate the possible words for the '15 minute city' motion to enable members to see if they would like to support the motion?

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Re: THE 15 MINUTE CITY

Postby Philip Benstead » 16 Sep 2020, 5:52pm

atlas_shrugged wrote:A motion to support a 15 minute city could be a good idea. The link did not work for me.

Could you formulate the possible words for the '15 minute city' motion to enable members to see if they would like to support the motion?


The link should work now
Philip Benstead | Life Member Former CTC Councillor/Trustee
Organizing events and representing cyclist in southeast since 1988
Bikeability Instructor/Mechanic