Bute Road, the A232 and how to spend some money

You probably know the busy A232, Croydon Road, through Wallington. There is an informal crossing that local cyclists use from Bute Road into Beddington Park. Cycling north on Bute Road, perhaps 5 metres before the A232, you see cyclists…       

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Timely questions to the Council in March 2017

On 8 March 2017, Neil Garratt, Conservative Councillor for Beddington South and Deputy Leader of the Opposition, submitted three questions to Sutton Council under what is known as Standing Order 8.13 [1]. The questions related to Sutton Council’s Cycling Strategy, Hackbridge

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Chris Parry

We are sad to learn that Christopher Parry, local cyclist, founder member of the original Sutton ‘green fair’ (now the Carshalton Environmental Fair), Chemistry teacher and family tree expert, has died. Born in Bradford in November 1942, Chris gave much time

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Glancing back to 2012, looking forward to 2018

Five years on from ‘Cycling towards 2014’ provides an opportunity for reflection In April 2012, I wrote to all fifty-four elected councillors in Sutton. The open letter, ‘Cycling towards 2014’, was published on the Sutton Living Streets website and is

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Notes from our March 2017 meeting

London Cycling Campaign in Sutton: 22 March 2017 meeting notes Location: Shinner and Sudtone, 67 High Street, Sutton, SM1 1DT Present: Seb Cragg, John Courtman, Charlotte Gilhooly, Fran Graham (LCC), Marcus Howarth, Gary James, Helen John, John Kinnear, Mark Lambert,

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The last word on Green Wrythe Lane?

What more is there to say about Green Wrythe Lane? Specifically, of course, about footway conversion to shared-use on Green Wrythe Lane. About allowing cycling on the pavement? After all, has it not all been said before?… November 2014:  Green

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Cycle Forum highlights issues to be addressed

An overview The first part of our report on the January 2017 Sutton Cycle Forum appeared in Inspiring vision and then…. the reality. Here, in part two, the emphasis is on highlighting specific issues that that arose from the meeting,

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Back on two

What would make someone who hasn’t cycled for a long while, cycle again?

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Healthy Streets for London

Healthy Streets for London, healthy residents in Sutton Today, 16 February 2017, the Mayor’s office, Transport for London, and the new Walking and Cycling Commissioner Will Norman, launched Healthy Streets for London: prioritising walking, cycling and public transport. Read the

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Notes from our January 2017 meeting

London Cycling Campaign in Sutton: 23 January 2017 meeting notes Location: Lord Nelson, 32 Lower Road, Sutton, SM1 4QP1 Present: Charlotte Gilhooly, Marcus Howarth, John Kinnear, Charles Martin (Coordinator and Chair), Terry Patterson, Colin Shirley, Shirley Quemby, Ben Rafferty (Treasurer),

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