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What is your councillor doing for cycling?

We saw at the recent election for Mayor of London, nearly all the candidates got on board “Sign for Cycling” campaign. So what are our councillors doing to support this commitment to cycling? If you look around Sutton, you’ll be

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Waalinden – If Wallington were in the Netherlands

Part of what we do in Get Sutton Cycling is imagine what we want our streets to look like. We ask questions such as ‘lots of short journeys in Sutton are made using cars – what sort of streetscape would

Posted in Advocacy, Liveable Town Centres

A Ride around Sutton Town Centre with Councillor Manuel Abellan

Yesterday, on a very wet morning, John Courtman and myself and took Councillor for Beddington South and newly appointed Cycling Champion, Manuel Abellan, for a tour of Sutton High St and the surrounding roads. This was a follow up to our

Posted in Advocacy, Cycle tour, Liveable Town Centres, Protected Space for Cycling, Road design, Road Safety

“Sutton is a pro-cycling borough”

Sutton Council held a cycle summit at the end of July to launch its draft cycling policy. At the meeting we were told several times that Sutton is – and apparently has been for decades – a pro-cycling borough. This

Posted in Advocacy, Liveable Town Centres, Protected Space for Cycling, Road design, Road Safety

No more taxpayer-funded facilities until they obey traffic laws

In this picture, you can see part of the pavement has been set aside for car parking on the A237 in Woodcote Road, Wallington. But there are at least two vehicles parked so badly that they spill out on to

Posted in Advocacy, Liveable Town Centres, Protected Space for Cycling, Road design, Road Safety

Is Sutton really trying to provide sustainable transport?

Draft Sustainable Transport Strategy

Sutton Council is consulting local residents and stakeholders on its Draft Sustainable Transport Strategy and would like to hear your views. You need to provide feedback by January 4th. A number of us have read the document and pooling together

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Posted in Advocacy, Consultation, Liveable Town Centres

Even the USA is seeing the value in creating space for cycling

The home of GM, Ford, muscle cars and Indy500 is stepping ahead of the UK when it comes to making space for cycling. In this video you can see that local government and business are starting to see the value

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Posted in Advocacy, Cycling and business, Liveable Town Centres

Cycling to school in London Borough of Sutton

My daughter is in Year 1 and goes to school about 1.5 miles from our home. A journey that’s almost always going to be easier, quicker and cheaper by bike than any other means. When she started at school, aged

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