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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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Cycling advisory group gets green light

In recognising the links between cycling projects and wider outcomes such as air quality and public health, a very welcome commitment was given in Sutton’s Cycling Strategy (LB of Sutton, November 2015) to establish an internal Cycling Advisory Group within the

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Sustainable Transport Strategy 2015: a progress report for 2018

Papers released this week, as part of the agenda to the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee meeting scheduled for 28 June 2018, include the report ‘Update on Sustainable Transport Strategy‘ and three associate appendices (one of which, Appendix B, provides details

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Sutton’s councillors: from the class of 2014 to the class of 2018

The council elections on 3 May 2018 saw the Liberal Democrats hold London Borough of Sutton with a majority of 12 seats [1]. Of the fifty-four seats available, the Liberal Democrats won thirty-three, the Conservatives eighteen, and Independent candidates took three

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