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Sutton’s proposed first Quietway: the conversation begins

Quietway update: June/ July 2017 In mid-June 2017, Sutton Council sent a letter to all residents of Grennell Road, Elgin Road, Benhill Wood Road and the surrounding area [Streetmap], to inform them about the council’s proposals, in partnership with Transport

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Chris Parry

We are sad to learn that Christopher Parry, local cyclist, founder member of the original Sutton ‘green fair’ (now the Carshalton Environmental Fair), Chemistry teacher and family tree expert, has died. Born in Bradford in November 1942, Chris gave much time

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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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Healthy Streets for London

Healthy Streets for London, healthy residents in Sutton Today, 16 February 2017, the Mayor’s office, Transport for London, and the new Walking and Cycling Commissioner Will Norman, launched Healthy Streets for London: prioritising walking, cycling and public transport. Read the

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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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Felnex redevelopment – an acid test for cycling

On 16 June 2016, Get Sutton Cycling received a plan of the new development at the site of the former Felnex Trading Estate in Hackbridge [Google Maps], a site that is currently empty with no buildings or roads left standing.

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The 2016 mayoral candidates on cycling

The 2016 mayoral candidates, and what their manifestos have to say about cycling With just over a week to go until London elects its next mayor, we have been taking a look at what the candidates are saying in their

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Sign for Cycling

Let’s imagine a better London for cycling, let’s imagine a better London for everyone In May 2016, London elects its next mayor. In response to this, the London Cycling Campaign has launched Sign for Cycling. This is where you can

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Strategy published, promotion awaited

The London Borough of Sutton Cycling Strategy (PDF document | 1.1 MB). Quietly, and without fanfare, the borough’s new Cycling Strategy has been published. The final version of the strategy appeared on the Sustainable Transport Policy page of the council’s

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Manor Lane cycling contraflow

On 20 January 2016, Sutton Council wrote to us to seek our views on proposals relating to the to introduction of a cycling contraflow along the existing one-way section of Manor Lane (The Broadway) [Google Maps | Streetmap | Open Street

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