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Riding out a national emergency together

There is no doubt that these are challenging and very unsettling times which, for the majority of us, are unprecedented. The current outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus, a pandemic, is changing the way we live our lives immensely. On 16 March

Posted in Advocacy, News

Budget 2020 and the active travel vibe

Today (11 March 2020), Chancellor Rishi Sunak “unveiled a £30bn package to boost the economy and get the country through the coronavirus outbreak” (Budget 2020: Chancellor pumps billions into economy to combat coronavirus – bbc.co.uk). Everything you need to know about

Posted in Advocacy, News

First meeting with Elliot Colburn MP

Charles Martin and I (Marcus Howarth) met with the newly elected MP for Carshalton and Wallington today (14 February 2020). We asked straight off, what is he going to do about cycling infrastructure? He set the stage saying we don’t

Posted in Advocacy, Meetings

St Helier section of Sutton’s first proposed Cycleway: feedback to consultation responses

On 23 December 2019 we received comments from Sutton Council officers in reply to our response to the ‘Cycleway between Sutton High Street and Colliers Wood – proposals in the St Helier area’ informal consultation (submitted 3 November 2019). The officers

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Posted in Advocacy, Consultation

Looking back at 2019 and looking forward to 2020

The start of a new year is a good time to reflect, take stock and look forward. So here is a brief look back at some of the cycling issues and successes of 2019 in the borough, and some thoughts

Posted in Advocacy, Comment

Party manifestos and cycling 2019

At the forthcoming General Election, to be held on 12 December 2019, candidates representing the Conservative Party, Green Party, Labour Party and Liberal Democrat Party are seeking election in the two parliamentary constituencies within the London Borough of Sutton –

Posted in Advocacy, Election, News, Safe Routes to Schools

Get Sutton Cycling AGM and Campaign Meeting, October 7, 2019

We met at The Racehorse, West Street, Carshalton. 1 Present: Dominic, John K, John P, Marcus (in the Chair) and Neil. Apologies were received from Ben, Charles, Colin, Gary, Shirley and Victoria. 2 AGM business The Treasurer’s Report was received

Posted in Advocacy, Meetings, News

‘Healthy Streets’ for Sutton year two (2020-2021)

Between June and September 2019 each of Sutton’s six local committees published a ‘Local Implementation Plan – Traffic Schemes 2020/21’ report outlining proposed schemes for inclusion in the 2020/21 bid to Transport for London (TfL) for their area. Taken collectively, the

Posted in Advocacy

Anticipating Sutton’s first Liveable Neighbourhoods funding bid

Summary The London Borough of Sutton will be submitting a bid to Transport for London for funding through the Liveable Neighbourhoods programme [1] on, or before, 29 November 2019. To support the bidding process, Sutton Council has developed an online survey

Posted in Advocacy, Consultation

London local authorities and the promotion of Car Free Day 2019

Here we present a round-up of Car Free Day (22 September 2019) promotional tweets from London local authorities, as posted chronologically between mid-morning on Wednesday 18 September and mid-day on Tuesday 24 September 2019. It may not be a definitive

Posted in Advocacy
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