Oil depletion and climate change will create an entirely new context in which political struggles will be played out. Within that context, it is not just freedom, democracy, and equality that are at stake, but the survival of billions of humans and of whole ecosystems.
WEDNESDAY 25TH MAY 2011
What an evening! We came away with our heads just bulging with information.
Our hugely knowledgeable panel covered every aspect of the issue. Why did the railway close in the first place, what did the studies up to 2004 actually conclude, what has changed since then and would they reach the same conclusion now? Could the railway re-open? What do we mean by re-open anyway, are we looking at a slow speed heritage or community line, or a high speed service to St Pancras, Paris and beyond - or something in between? Where does freight come into all this? And if it did re-open, what would happen to the cycle trail, and what else would we stand to lose?
Transport group meeting, mainly planning the Rail&Trail Inquiry. For more info contact Janet.
As some of you may know, I moved down to London from Buxton last September to be with my girlfriend. I've been either very busy or had no internet connection to tell you all this little story, but I think you may find it amusing.
Cycling is just about the greenest form of transport for short and medium distances. This workshop is for anyone wanting to save on fuel/reduce their carbon emissions/get fitter/enjoy the countryside – get that old bike out and bring it along to our workshop for advice on how to look after it or get it back into shape after a spell in the shed. If you have a bit of skill around bikes, come along and share your knowledge.