We want Sutton Council & TfL to deliver cycle schemes that will make getting around Sutton safer and more enjoyable for everyone.
Make sure Sutton does not get left even further behind.
On the 22 July 2019 Sutton Council declared a climate and ecological emergency.– LB Sutton : Climate
Note these initial target dates below now all in the past!
The targets | Cleaner Air
By March 2022, 48% of journeys in Sutton will be made by walking, cycling or public transport, rising to 63% by 2041.
By March 2022, 36% of people will be doing 20 minutes of active travel a day, rising to 70% by 2041.
By December 2021, 24% of Sutton’s population will be within 400m of the strategic cycle network, rising to 37% by 2041.– LB Sutton : What is the Council doing?
☝️ Sutton’s Sustainable Transport Strategy 2020-2025 adopted 22 November 2021 (see our Publications page) still has no action plan.
The Mayor pledged to get London to zero carbon by 2030 : no local candidates pledged to deliver on LCC’s #ClimateSafeStreets
Here’s one to watch! 👇
Welcome to Get Sutton Cycling, campaigning as part of the London Cycling Campaign in Sutton since 2014.
Get Sutton Cycling represents the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) within our borough. We are one of around 30 such groups across London. Our primary focus in recent years has been on improving infrastructure in Sutton, with the ambition to take forward, and build on, the 2014 Space for Cycling campaign (see our post about this here).
In 2016, we promoted Sign for Cycling.
Two years later, following the 2018 My Liveable London campaign, 55% of elected leaders across London agreed to submit a high-quality Liveable Neighbourhoods bid.
In 2019 our borough submitted that Liveable Neighbourhoods bid (focused on Sutton town centre) where an additional investment in our borough of around £6m was hoped for.
In the lead up to the May 2022 local elections we called for Sutton Council leaders to make our #ClimateSafeStreets pledge, none did.
From the evidence our council hates cycling, has no political will to do anything about the climate crisis or the problem of too many cars. We hear fine words but get zero action. If you want to campaign with us, email us and when we’re next doing a meeting we’ll let you know; and by all means send the council leader an email about the shameful lack of action on climate, active travel etc. Because we’re facing a planetary crisis, and we need people like you to let the councillors know they should be doing something about it.
Below shows what @cyclinginsutton (our Twitter handle) looks like.
This early post from July 2014 sets out a lot of the Ward asks we are still waiting for!