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Building back better?

Looking forward to the completion of the renewed cycle path by the river in Hackbridge, the photos looked promising in the Spring of this year. Now it has been open for a while and – most importantly – people are using it, what does it add to local cycling? Well, if luck is on your side, you may find it a pleasant and useful short ride… or you may not.

Posted in Advocacy

Three cheers for Boris !!!

Last year, the Government published Gear Change: a bold vision for cycling and walking  Gear change .     Twelve months later it has been followed up by Gear Change: One Year On  .  In his Foreword, the Prime Minister says: “Since

Posted in Advocacy

School Streets get the go-ahead

By John Garnsworthy Get Sutton Cycling is delighted to hear that the Council’s Environment and Sustainable Transport Committee has given the go-ahead for 11 School Streets in the borough.    We look forward to seeing them introduced in the autumn for the

Posted in Advocacy

Carshalton Station approach road – July 2021 update

Timeline of previous articles: Good start for cyclists but why hide it? February 2014 Improvements expected soon August 2019 Update March 2020 I took these last week starting from West St up to the station and back down to North

Posted in Advocacy

Cycle parking at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust following LCC audit

Following the previous post Cycle parking at St Helier Hospital following LCC audit Hospital data wanted We’ve [LCC] had several reports of thefts of bikes from hospitals and Tom B is doing some research ahead of contacting relevant authorities. Any information

Posted in Advocacy, Comment, Survey

Sutton’s Brompton Docking station

We tweeted recently some footage showing where to find the Brompton Docking station Looking at that again from further back you can see how far this is away from the station, could it have been made more prominant to encourage

Posted in Advocacy

The 2021 mayoral candidates on cycling

Elections for the Mayor of London, and the twenty-five Members of the London Assembly, will be taking place on 6 May 2021. With campaigns launched, the opportunity has been taken to take a look at what the mayoral candidates are

Posted in Advocacy, Election

Wandle Trail – progress in Hackbridge

The celebrated Wandle Trail is probably Sutton’s most obvious piece of cycling infrastructure and it is much vaunted by local councillors. The short section of shared path in Hackbridge, between Culvers Avenue and Nightingale Lane along the riverside, has been

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Posted in Advocacy, Areas without through motor traffic

Cycle parking at St Helier Hospital following LCC audit

Hospital data wanted We’ve [LCC] had several reports of thefts of bikes from hospitals and Tom B is doing some research ahead of contacting relevant authorities. Any information about, and photographs of, hospital cycle parking would helpful, notably examples of

Posted in Advocacy, Comment, Survey

#DecisionTime email the candidates to deliver on #ClimateSafeStreets

It’s decision time. London elects a new Mayor on 6th May. The next mayor will decide London’s future – To create a city where the air is clean, neighbourhoods are healthier and where London is playing its part in averting

Posted in Advocacy, Election
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