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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

Will the new cycle crossing in Belmont encourage people to cycle?

1: Overview During July and August of 2019 three new crossings were constructed at the busy Brighton Road / Chiltern Road / Cotswold Road intersection in Belmont (1.5 km to the south of Sutton town centre). One of these crossings

Posted in Advocacy, News

Carshalton Station approach road – safety improvements expected soon

A contra-flow for cycling has been provided on the Carshalton station approach road for a number of years. However, the contra-flow, which exists on a road owned by Network Rail and leased to the incumbent rail operator (currently Govia Thameslink

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TfL launch Cycling Infrastructure Database

Transport for London (TfL) has launched the world’s largest Cycling Infrastructure Database. The press release that accompanied the launch (TfL, 1 August 2019), notes that the Cycling Infrastructure Database (CID) contains the location of more than 240,000 pieces of cycling infrastructure in

Posted in News

Healthy boroughs ‘Scorecard’ 2019

London Cycling Campaign has been collaborating over the last year with several other active travel campaigning groups on the first ever “London Boroughs Healthy Streets Scorecard”. The new scorecard shows a wide variation between London boroughs’ progress towards the Mayor’s

Posted in News

Sutton’s Air Quality Action Plan 2019-2023

Summary Sutton’s new Air Quality Action Plan was launched in June 2019, following a period of consultation. Although there is much to commend the new Action Plan, one of the actions suggests that it is going to take until 2021

Posted in Advocacy, News

Sutton’s Environment Strategy 2019-2025

Sutton Council launched its Environment Strategy on 5 June 2019, through the news item Sutton Council publishes Environment Strategy on World Environment Day. The new Environment Strategy replaces the Sustainability Strategy (One Planet Sutton), and looks ahead to 2025. Sutton’s Environment Strategy 2019-2025

Posted in Advocacy, News

Sutton’s third Local Implementation Plan receives approval

Overview Sutton’s third Local Implementation Plan (LIP), which sets out the borough’s aspirations for transport over the next twenty years and provides an investment programme for the next three, received approval from the Mayor of London on 12 April 2019

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New cycle route Quality Criteria

TfL has released details outlining the latest expected levels of provision for all proposed signed cycle routes in London. A New Cycle Route Quality Criteria tool spreadsheet, along with an accompanying Technical Note, was revealed by the Mayor of London,

Posted in Comment, News
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