Riding out a national emergency together

There is no doubt that these are challenging and very unsettling times which, for the majority of us, are unprecedented. The current outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus, a pandemic, is changing the way we live our lives immensely. On 16 March

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Budget 2020 and the active travel vibe

Today (11 March 2020), Chancellor Rishi Sunak “unveiled a £30bn package to boost the economy and get the country through the coronavirus outbreak” (Budget 2020: Chancellor pumps billions into economy to combat coronavirus – bbc.co.uk). Everything you need to know about

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Our response to “Foresters Drive Highway Improvement Programme”

The Foresters Drive Highway Improvement Programme informal consultation closed on 9 March 2020. The consultation focussed on phase 1 of an improvement programme. Three traffic safety measures were outlined in the consultation for Foresters Drive (located at the intersections with Great

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February 2020 in review

Continuing the trend that was set in the post January 2020 in review, here is a round-up of a selection of our online tweets, along with some headlines from our offline correspondence, during the month of February 2020 – a

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‘Cycleway between Sutton High Street and Colliers Wood – proposals in the Sutton area’ informal consultation launched

The prospect of Sutton’s first Cycleway receiving funding has taken a step up. Last week (25 February 2020) saw the launch of an informal public consultation, with a focus on measures to improve facilities in the neighbourhoods around the proposed

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Link between Sutton’s first proposed Cycleway and St Helier hospital approved

Sutton Council officers wrote to Get Sutton Cycling, and other stakeholders, on 19 February 2020 with the very welcome news that Transport for London had agreed to fund a link between the proposed Sutton to Morden/Colliers Wood Cycleway and St. Helier

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First meeting with Elliot Colburn MP

Charles Martin and I (Marcus Howarth) met with the newly elected MP for Carshalton and Wallington today (14 February 2020). We asked straight off, what is he going to do about cycling infrastructure? He set the stage saying we don’t

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January 2020 in review

This post was originally published as ‘Our tweets in January 2020’ on 9 February 2020, and subsequently renamed ‘January 2020 in review’ on 18 February 2020. This is the first of what is hoped will become a regular digest of

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St Helier section of Sutton’s first proposed Cycleway: feedback to consultation responses

On 23 December 2019 we received comments from Sutton Council officers in reply to our response to the ‘Cycleway between Sutton High Street and Colliers Wood – proposals in the St Helier area’ informal consultation (submitted 3 November 2019). The officers

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Notes from our January 2020 meeting

Next meet up will be: Date and time: Monday 27th January, 7.30pm for 7.45pm start Venue: The Robin Hood (upstairs), 52 West St, Sutton SM1 1SH This will include agenda, discuss the upcoming LCC local group survey and review what’s been

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