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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

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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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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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No more taxpayer-funded facilities until they obey traffic laws

In this picture, you can see part of the pavement has been set aside for car parking on the A237 in Woodcote Road, Wallington. But there are at least two vehicles parked so badly that they spill out on to

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

Good road design for cycling…in the UK

Good road design for cycling…in the UK Look at this for road design. On the right, two lanes for through motor traffic– two unencumbered lanes with no random parked cars to hold things up. So good for motorists. Then a

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Posted in Advocacy, Areas without through motor traffic, Protected Space for Cycling, Road design, Road Safety

Follow the rules, obey the signs, motorists!

Follow the rules, obey the signs, motorists! In the Oaks Park, in the London Borough of Sutton, there is a new shared path. It is a vast improvement over the previous rough, unmade surface on this stretch of National Cycle

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