London’s cycling budget to 2021/22 announced

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The announcement today (5 December 2016) from the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan that £770 million has been secured for cycling over the next five years (to 2022) is very welcome and exciting news! It’s an opportunity for Sutton, but

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Felnex crossing and Hackbridge parking

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The first Felnex crossing In Felnex redevelopment – an acid test for cycling (June 2016), we made know our extreme disappointment at the lack-lustre plans for cycling that were being put forward as part of a major residential and commercial

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Sutton Cycle Forum September 2016

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The third Sutton Cycle Forum of 2016 (and the fourth since the borough’s Cycling Strategy was approved in November 2015, and subsequently published in February 2016) took place on 13 September. Unlike the previous forum meeting in June, this time

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Notes from our September 2016 meeting

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A new bar for Sutton, is a potential new venue for Get Sutton Cycling social gatherings! The Shinner and Sudtone in the Sutton High Street opened on 15 September, and so it was decided to give it a try for

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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’s proposed first Quietway: what is required to make it a success?

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The second part of the June 2016 Sutton Cycle Forum involved a cycle ride along the proposed alignment of the route that is likely to become Sutton’s first ‘Quietway’. This Quietway, or branded cycle route using low-traffic side streets, will

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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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