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Timely questions to the Council in March 2017

On 8 March 2017, Neil Garratt, Conservative Councillor for Beddington South and Deputy Leader of the Opposition, submitted three questions to Sutton Council under what is known as Standing Order 8.13 [1]. The questions related to Sutton Council’s Cycling Strategy, Hackbridge

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Glancing back to 2012, looking forward to 2018

Five years on from ‘Cycling towards 2014’ provides an opportunity for reflection In April 2012, I wrote to all fifty-four elected councillors in Sutton. The open letter, ‘Cycling towards 2014’, was published on the Sutton Living Streets website and is

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The last word on Green Wrythe Lane?

What more is there to say about Green Wrythe Lane? Specifically, of course, about footway conversion to shared-use on Green Wrythe Lane. About allowing cycling on the pavement? After all, has it not all been said before?… November 2014:  Green

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Back on two

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

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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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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

“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

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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