Ideas for boosting Sutton’s cycling aspirations

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Back to basics: some ideas for boosting Sutton’s cycling aspirations In September 2015 we announced, in “Major cycle schemes for TfL roads to be presented to councillors“, the very welcome news that Sutton Council officers had produced a report recommending

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Notes from our June 2016 meeting

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We headed over to the Kingston Environment Centre in New Malden on 28 June for our first formal meeting since April. This choice of venue not only made a pleasant change (and we had done something similar to this in

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Sutton Cycle Forum June 2016

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The second Sutton Cycle Forum meeting of 2016 (and the third since the borough’s Cycling Strategy was approved in November 2015) took place on 14 June. (You can read about the previous Cycle Forum meeting, that took place in March, here).

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Felnex redevelopment – an acid test for cycling

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On 16 June 2016, Get Sutton Cycling received a plan of the new development at the site of the former Felnex Trading Estate in Hackbridge [Google Maps], a site that is currently empty with no buildings or roads left standing.

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The Wallington Superhighway? An easy win.

Wallington ought to be a honey pot for people on bikes. It has major shopping chains, but on a human scale, plenty of smaller shops and varied eating places, a regular farmers’ market, a post office and a railway station

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Cycle tour of Woodcote Road and Park Lane

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On Saturday, 6 February 2016, Get Sutton Cycling joined Cycling Champion Councillor Manual Abellan for the seventh (and last) neighbourhood cycle tour of the 2015-2016 series. This time we were pleased to be joined by Carshalton and Wallington MP, Tom

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What is your councillor doing for cycling?

Cycling should be as simple as putting on our shoes and as pleasant as meeting our friends.

We saw at the recent election for Mayor of London, nearly all the candidates got on board “Sign for Cycling” campaign. So what are our councillors doing to support this commitment to cycling? If you look around Sutton, you’ll be

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Cycling to school 2016

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Cycling To School – 2016 We are pleased to have this latest guest post from Cycling Dad, Stephen Hart. In 2014, Stephen related the experience of cycling to school in the London Borough of Sutton with his young daughter. Two years later, and

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Cycling towards 2018

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Open letter to all Sutton councillors, 5 May 2016: Cllr. Pathumal Ali (Liberal Democrat, Beddington North) Cllr. Nick Mattey (Independent (expelled from Liberal Democrat Party, 15 April 2015; joined Green Party, 25 April 2016), Beddington North) Cllr. Nighat Piracha (Liberal

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A cycling system for Carshalton

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Carshalton in one of Sutton’s problem areas, as far as cycle campaigning goes. It is arguably the most attractive district centre in the borough, yet any potential attractiveness is spoilt by the A232 ploughing straight through the centre of this

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