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Healthy Streets Score Card Results

The recently published Healthy Streets score card results. unfortunately show Sutton ranked near the bottom of Inner/Outer London boroughs. Overall Below shows the 2021 figures. LTNs When we look at Low Traffic Neighbourhoods unfortunately we fall further down the score

Posted in Areas without through motor traffic, Liveable Town Centres, Protected Space for Cycling, Streetspace, Survey

TfL cycling agenda in Sutton

On hearing about the resurfacing works on St Dunstans Hill (A217) we wrote to TfL on 19/3/21 asking if they were any plans to improve the cycle lane/shared use path along this route? We got a reply the next working

Posted in Comment, Consultation, Proposals to TfL 2015, Protected Space for Cycling

New TfL cycleway to St Helier Hospital

This new cycleway runs from Robertsbridge Road, on the LCN29 route, along Wrythe Lane towards the hospital. It is clearly a welcome addition, even if both directions are on one side of the carriageway. See also in this blog. It

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Posted in Advocacy, News, Protected Space for Cycling

Petition: Covid-19: Make safe space to socially distance on Sutton streets

Please sign and share this petition we have created with Sutton Living Streets https://www.change.org/SuttonStreets  

Posted in Advocacy, Areas without through motor traffic, Liveable Town Centres, Protected Space for Cycling, Safe Routes to Schools

A ride around North Cheam and Worcester Park with Councillor Manuel Abellan

On the 18th of December, Charlotte Gilhooly and I took Manuel Abellan, Councillor for Beddington South and Sutton Council’s Cycling Champion, on a ride around North Cheam and Worcester Park. We started at the crossroads in North Cheam (Malden Road

Posted in Advocacy, Cycle tour, Protected Space for Cycling

A ride around Cheam with Councillor Manuel Abellan

On Thursday the 8th of October, myself and John Courtman took Sutton Council’s Cycling Champion and Councillor, Manuel Abellan, on our third ride around the borough. This time we were looking at Cheam and the surrounding areas. We started in

Posted in 20mph, Advocacy, Cycle tour, Protected Space for Cycling

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

Good road design for cycling…in the UK

Good road design for cycling…in the UK Look at this for road design. On the right, two lanes for through motor traffic– two unencumbered lanes with no random parked cars to hold things up. So good for motorists. Then a

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Posted in Advocacy, Areas without through motor traffic, Protected Space for Cycling, Road design, Road Safety
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