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Transforming Fiveways Croydon Factual Consultation Report

On 13 March 2018, Transport for London provided an update on the Fiveways Croydon consultation, that had taken place in the summer of 2017, with the publication of Transforming Fiveways Croydon Factual Consultation Report. The report, which provides comprehensive details of

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March 2018 Newsletters

Now available on the LCC site. Get Sutton Cycling Newsletter See all the Local Group newsletters here and/or sign up for future copies.

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Why didn’t Sutton submit a bid for Liveable Neighbourhoods funding at the first opportunity?

Just over a month ago, towards the end of November 2017, there was great disappointment to learn that Sutton Council had not submitted a bid to Transport for London that could have resulted in the borough being awarded a grant

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What steps has Sutton taken in the last four years to make cycling in Sutton easier?

On 20 November 2017, Cllr. Mary Burstow (Liberal Democrat, Cheam), posed the following question to the Full Council meeting being held that day: “Get Sutton Cycling recently sent a video to all Councillors in Sutton, regarding making cycling easier in

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The video you can’t afford to miss

It is no exaggeration to say that every week there is another report on the dreadful quality of the air in London and its suburbs. There have been plenty of instances of poor air quality recorded in the London Borough

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Bute Road, the A232 and how to spend some money

You probably know the busy A232, Croydon Road, through Wallington. There is an informal crossing that local cyclists use from Bute Road into Beddington Park. Cycling north on Bute Road, perhaps 5 metres before the A232, you see cyclists…       

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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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