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AGM report 2017

Annual General meeting of Get Sutton Cycling – the London Cycling Campaign in Sutton. September 28, 2017 from 7.30 pm at the Minor Hall, Trinity Church Halls, Hill Road, Sutton SM1 1DZ The agenda is available here: Agenda AGM 2017 In

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The video you can’t afford to miss

It is no exaggeration to say that every week there is another report on the dreadful quality of the air in London and its suburbs. There have been plenty of instances of poor air quality recorded in the London Borough

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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…       

Posted in Advocacy, Cycle tour, Safe Routes to Schools

Inspiring vision and then… the reality

Sutton’s quarterly Cycle Forum took place on January 10 2017. This Forum is an occasion when officers of the Council discuss local cycling or other road schemes and issues with local cyclists. Sometimes the Council’s cycling czar is present as

Posted in Advocacy, Cycle Forum, Funding

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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Cycling in Sutton – the view ahead

Weren’t they supposed to stop blocking cycle lanes with signs? Wasn’t that part of their cycling strategy? Or do the pictures say it all with regard to Sutton’s vision for cycling? Sutton’s Cycling Strategy (November 2015) is available to download

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Sutton Cycle Forum March 2016

This is the first of a new series of posts from Get Sutton Cycling about the Sutton Cycle Forum –a meeting that takes place once every three months between cyclists in Sutton and officers of the London Borough of Sutton.

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“Sutton has a long history of promoting cycling”

“Sutton has a long history of promoting cycling” (Draft cycling strategy November 2015).   It’s a shame they can’t even manage to extend the yellow lines for the length of this short cycle lane. This is Park Lane, Wallington. NCN

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“Sutton is a pro-cycling borough”

Sutton Council held a cycle summit at the end of July to launch its draft cycling policy. At the meeting we were told several times that Sutton is – and apparently has been for decades – a pro-cycling borough. This

Posted in Advocacy, Liveable Town Centres, Protected Space for Cycling, Road design, Road Safety

Wandle Trail Worry

This is the Wandle Trail for cyclists near Corbet Close/ Hackbridge Road in Hackbridge. The blocks of flats behind the new green fence on the right are being redeveloped and the contractors have recently put up this fence that extends

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