Epping Forest Transport Action Group (EFTAG)
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Annual General Meeting

Because of the pandemic, our 2020 Annual General Meeting will be via Zoom on Tuesday 24 November at 7.30pm. You can join using this link:

Meeting ID: 726 2297 3429
Password: 2HYK0N

If you haven’t used Zoom before, please click the link with enough time to spare so you can download the app to your phone or computer!

We are always looking for new volunteers to help our campaigns or for admin support. If you think you might be able to get more involved, please do email us.

Bus News

With the return of schools, buses like the number 20 in Loughton are again very busy at certain times of the day. Whilst Transport for London have designated certain services for students, there are simply not enough of these especially at the end of the school day. Please let us know your experiences.

Monthly Meetings

Our monthly meetings continue via Zoom, the next one will be on Tuesday 27 October at 7.30pm. Please drop us an email if you’re able to join us.

Rubbish Infrastructure!

If you didn’t see our recent blog post about a particularly bad piece of cycling infrastructure in Loughton then please take a look. The Loughton Residents Association have replied to say they’re on the case, and we look forward to seeing some changes -- the fix here is very easily made.

Perhaps there’s some rubbish infrastructure near you? (Or perhaps not, Epping Forest doesn’t have much cycling infrastructure at all, as we recently pointed out in a letter to the cabinet member for highways at Essex County Council.) Let us know the worst spots where you ride (or would ride) and we’ll keep the blog series running.

[photo of blockage in Staples Road cycle route in Loughton]

Cycling in the forest

Do you cycle in Epping Forest, or wish you could but can’t for some reason? The City of London authority has produced a draft new cycling strategy for the forest, and we’re planning to run a survey to discover how we might best represent people’s views on this issue. Please get in touch if you have ideas about questions we might ask.


Representatives of the Chigwell Residents’ Association and Chigwell Parish Council have contacted EFTAG. We are exploring together the possibilities of a Chigwell network for cyclists and pedestrians, focused on helping children get to school safely. We are going to check the situation on the ground at 10:00 on Monday 26th October: drop us an email if you can come along too! We will meet at the z-bends in the middle of Vicarage Lane.

Thanks for reading. See you soon!

The EFTAG newsletter Team