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Number plates for students who cycle to and from Stanley Park High

Every week during term time the Headteacher at Stanley Park High School publishes an informative Weekly Bulletin. Monday, 17 September 2018, the start of the new academic year, was no different. Except this time, the bulletin possibly received considerably more

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First sight of ‘Healthy Streets’ proposals for Sutton

1: The Healthy Streets approach from 2019 A report entitled ‘Local Implementation Plan (LIP) – Traffic Schemes for 2019/20’ was presented to each of Sutton’s six local committees during early summer 2018. The report, the contents of which was tailored

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Evidence in support of 20mph

Get Sutton Cycling wrote to Sutton Council Leader Ruth Dombey on 19 August 2018, providing evidence in support of 20mph.  A response or acknowledgement had not been received by 19 November 2018. From this point, given that three months had

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Sustainable Transport Strategy 2015: a progress report for 2018

Papers released this week, as part of the agenda to the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee meeting scheduled for 28 June 2018, include the report ‘Update on Sustainable Transport Strategy‘ and three associate appendices (one of which, Appendix B, provides details

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Sutton’s councillors: from the class of 2014 to the class of 2018

The council elections on 3 May 2018 saw the Liberal Democrats hold London Borough of Sutton with a majority of 12 seats [1]. Of the fifty-four seats available, the Liberal Democrats won thirty-three, the Conservatives eighteen, and Independent candidates took three

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Full Council February 2018: facilitating environmentally friendly transport?

A cycling-related question for Cllr. Jill Whitehead, Chair of the Environment & Neighbourhood Committee, presented at the Council meeting held on 28 February 2018, has caught my eye. “What further plans does the council have to facilitate environmentally friendly transport, such as

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My Liveable London

This feature is based on the article ‘My Liveable London’ by Fran Graham, published in ‘London Cyclist’ magazine, Spring 2018.  The ‘My Liveable London’ pledge In the weeks running up to the 3 May 2018 London council elections, London Cycling

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Sutton and the Mayor’s Transport Strategy 2018

How would a Conservative, Green, Labour or Liberal Democrat controlled council in the London Borough of Sutton, in 2018, rise to the transport challenges as outlined in the Mayor’s Transport Strategy? To what degree would each party aspire to help

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Air pollution video – what happened next? (Part 2)

Introduction In ‘Air Pollution video – what happened next? (Part 1)‘ (Get Sutton Cycling, April 2018) we considered the replies and acknowledgements received from councillors in response to the ‘Air Pollution in Sutton’ email that had been sent to all fifty-four

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Air pollution video – what happened next? (Part 1)

Introduction In the autumn of 2017, Get Sutton Cycling published a video called ‘Air Pollution in Sutton: How it affects you and how cycling can help‘.  The short film, aimed primarily at our councillors, set out the facts behind transport-related

Posted in Advocacy
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