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Back on two

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What would make someone who hasn’t cycled for a long while, cycle again?

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

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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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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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Beddington South: from Greenways to cycleways

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“Get Sutton Cycling have reconsidered the proposed Roundshaw Downs Greenways and would like the funding re-allocated, as in this case, there’s a risk of disturbing valuable rare habitats and protected species, in an attempt to tick the ‘cycling box’.  Now is

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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 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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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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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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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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