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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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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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No room for bikes: how Tharp Road could show borough-wide failure over cycling

Residents of Tharp Road in Wallington are requesting that something be done about traffic in their street. That is a view that many other Sutton residents would share. Tharp Road is also part of a significant and long established east-west cycle

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Notes from our November 2016 meeting

London Cycling Campaign in Sutton: 28 November 2016 meeting notes Location: Shinner and Sudtone, 67 High Street, Sutton, SM1 1DT Present: Gary James, John Kinnear, Charles Martin (Coordinator and Chair), Ben Rafferty (Treasurer), Michael To, Maeve Tomlinson, Colin Quemby, Shirley

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London’s cycling budget to 2021/22 announced

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

The first Felnex crossing In Felnex redevelopment – an acid test for cycling (June 2016), we made known 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

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

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

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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