Publications

This page provides links to documents that relate to cycling in the borough and beyond. We hope to build on this, and if there is anything you would like to see included here please let us know. An extensive archive of cycling related material is available in the document library at the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain.

For our quarterly news updates, please see our Newsletters page.


December 2018

Cycling action plan: making London the world’s best big city for cycling

Cycling action plan | Transport for London | PDF

The Cycling Action Plan sets out how TfL and the London boroughs will use cycling to help address poor air quality and congestion, while improving infrastructure to make cycling even easier safer and more accessible for everyone. The Cycling Action Plan commits TfL to almost double the number of cycling journeys by 2024, from the current 0.7 million daily to 1.3 million. The plan also commits to rapidly expanding the network of high-quality cycle routes in the next five years. By 2024, the mayor says 28% of us will live within 400 metres of a a high-quality route, compared to less than 9% currently. In 2019, TfL will begin using a single brand for all cycle routes, merging the two existing Cycle Superhighway and Quietway brands into a single system where a Pan-London network is delivered in line with new quality criteria, supported by simple, easy-to-use signs.
“We know that the ambition and determination of boroughs is vital to realising the level of quality that we are seeking on new cycle routes, and we will work collaboratively to support every local authority that is committed to transforming the experience of cycling on its streets. However, we are equally clear that we will not support – or provide funding for – schemes that do not address the fundamental reasons why people don’t currently cycle, or that are not underwritten with genuine political commitment for cycling
“Where boroughs show real ambition and appetite to deliver local improvements for cycling, TfL will provide funding and support to help achieve these. This includes programmes such as Liveable Neighbourhoods and Local Implementation Plans (LIPs)”.
Also see Walking Action Plan, Vision Zero Action Plan, Freight and servicing action plan on TfL’s Mayor’s Transport Strategy page.
November 2018

Paths for Everyone: National Cycle Network review and action plan for London

Sustrans NCN Review: Action Plan for London | Sustrans | PDF

Published 19 November 2018, see ‘Overhaul planned for London’s National Cycle Network‘. This action plan followed on from the publication of Paths for Everyone on 12 November 2018. Fifteen recommendations for a UK-wide overhaul of the National Cycle Network to open up walking and cycling to more people, including children, and anyone with impaired mobility. Activation projects for London, the types of projects needed in London to deliver the vision of the National Cycle Network, include removal of barriers on the NCN20 (or for sections of the route to be de-designated).
November 2018

Third Local Implementation Plan: Draft for Consultation

Third Local Implementation Plan Draft For Consultation | LB of Sutton | PDF

Draft LIP3  – published 2 November 2018, with public consultation until 21 December 2018, see the Consultation Hub for details. See Our response to Sutton’s draft LIP3 consultation. The third round LIPs will become effective from April 2019.
September 2018

Street Design in the UK

Street Design In The UK Pilot Survey 2018 | Urban Design Group | PDF

Street Design in the UK – 2018 Pilot Survey reveals widespread failure amongst local authorities to update highways standards to reflect government guidance and statutory duties.
June 2018

The role of cities in improving population health

The role of cities in improving population health | The King’s Fund | Link

Improving population health involves thinking beyond the health care system itself. Evidence from around the world shows that the social or wider determinants of health play a bigger role than health care services in influencing the health of the population. This report examines what a place-based approach to population health might look like in a city context. Research has found that one common theme between cities, in terms of governance arrangements, powers and resources, is that improving population health depends on co-ordinated action at multiple levels and ensuring that decisions in areas such as housing, employment and transport planning all have a positive impact on health.
June 2018

Update on Sutton’s 2015 Cycling Strategy Action Plan

Update on Cycling Strategy Action Plan | LB of Sutton | PDF

This document provides the second update to the borough’s Cycling Strategy (November 2015), and was presented at the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee on 28 June 2018 as Appendix B to an update to the borough’s Sustainable Transport Strategy (see below).
June 2018

Update on Sutton’s 2015 Sustainable Transport Strategy

Update on Sustainable Transport Strategy | LB of Sutton | PDF

This update on the Sustainable Transport Strategy (2015), was presented at the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee on 28 June 2018. It provides the third annual review of the borough’s 2015 Sustainable Transport Strategy (STS).
Appendix A updates progress on the STS’s Action Plan.
Appendix B to the document (see above) acts as second annual review of the borough’s 2015 Cycling Strategy.
Appendix C provides a summary of the STS Targets.
June 2018

Low Traffic Neighbourhoods: An introduction for policy makers

Low Traffic Neighbourhoods: An Introduction | LCC and Living Streets | PDF

Low Traffic Neighbourhoods: A Guide to Low Traffic Neighbourhoods

Low Traffic Neighbourhoods: The Details | LCC and Living Streets | PDF

These guides from London Cycling Campaign and Living Streets explain what Low Traffic Neighbourhoods are, why you should be considering them in your borough and how to make sure they work well.
The first guide, ‘Low traffic Neighbourhoods: An Introduction’, draws on expertise from those who’ve designed, implemented and campaigned for award-winning low traffic neighbourhoods, and is the essential five-minute guide for decision makers.
The companion document ‘Low traffic neighbourhoods: The detail’ is designed to help officers, designers and others begin to understand some of the complexities, nuances and capabilities of these schemes in more detail. It includes the basics of an engagement and consultation strategy for officers to adapt to ensure these schemes move forward with support from residents without (too much) controversy.
March 2018

Guidance for Borough Officers on Developing the Third Local Implementation Plan

Third LIP Guidance | Mayor of London | PDF

This Local Implementation Plan (LIP) guidance and the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, to which it relates (see below), have been drafted with collaboration in mind. The guidance has been jointly developed with London Councils with valuable input from a working group of borough officers drawn from around London. There are many great initiatives already under way in boroughs across London upon which this document builds, with the expectation that these good examples can be followed elsewhere.
March 2018

Mayor’s Transport Strategy

Mayor’s Transport Strategy | Mayor of London | Link to website

Setting out the Mayor’s policies and proposals to reshape transport in London over the next two decades. By using the Healthy Streets Approach to prioritise human health and experience in planning the city, the Mayor wants to change London’s transport mix so the city works better for everyone.
February 2018

Sutton Local Plan

Sutton Local Plan | LB of Sutton | Link to website

The Sutton Local Plan is a development plan document and is part of the Government’s planning policy system, which was introduced by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act in 2004.  The purpose of the Sutton Local Plan is (a) To set out and deliver the council’s long-term aims and aspirations for the borough; (b) To provide a consistent basis for deciding planning applications.
November 2017

Guide to Inclusive Cycling

Guide to Inclusive Cycling | Wheels for Wellbeing | PDF

An accessible and thorough guide to the basic principles of inclusive cycling from Wheels for Wellbeing, the charity that exists to enhance disabled people’s lives by ensuring that anyone can access the physical, emotional, practical and social benefits of cycling.
June 2017

Update on Sutton’s 2015 Cycling Strategy Action Plan

Update on Cycling Strategy Action Plan | LB of Sutton | PDF document

This document provides the first update to the borough’s Cycling Strategy (November 2015), and was presented at the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee on 22 June 2017 as Appendix B to an update to the borough’s Sustainable Transport Strategy (see below). There are links to all the documents from the June 2017 E&N page (item 6, and appendices), and from the Notes from our July 2017 meeting (items 5 and 6).
June 2017

Update on Sutton’s 2015 Sustainable Transport Strategy

Update on Sustainable Transport Strategy | LB of Sutton | PDF document

This update on the Sustainable Transport Strategy, which presented at the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee on 22 June 2017, provides the second annual review of the borough’s Sustainable Transport Strategy. Appendix B to the document (see above) acts as first annual review of the borough’s Cycling Strategy. There are links to all the documents from the June 2017 E&N page (item 6, and appendices), and from the Notes from our July 2017 meeting (items 5 and 6).
March 2017

Analysis of Cycling Potential 2016

TfL Analysis of Cycling Potential 2016 | TfL | PDF document

This report concludes that there is significant potential for cycling among London residents. More than half of all trips made by residents using motorised modes could be cycled, and the greatest unmet potential for growth is within outer London. From analysis of data between 2012 and 2015, it would appear that Sutton has the highest number of potentially cyclable trips per resident (1.2) of any London borough.
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January 2017

Typical costs of cycling interventions

Typical costings for cycling schemes | Transport for Quality of Life | PDF

This document provides a summary of typical costs of cycling interventions and the factors that affect them, drawn from expenditure during delivery of Phase 1 of the Cycle City Ambition (CCA) programme.

 

April 2016

Sutton 2031: planning for our future

Sutton 2031: planning for our future | Get Sutton Cycling | PDF document | 824 kB

Our formal response to the Sutton 2031 Local Plan consultation, was submitted to Sutton Council on 7 April 2016. In addition to the Local Plan, this consultation covers the Sutton Town Centre Masterplan, and the London Cancer Hub Masterplan. See Sutton 2031 – planning for our future and Sutton 2031 – is cycling part of the picture? for more on this.

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March 2016

Human Streets: The Mayor’s Vision for Cycling, three years on

Human Streets: The Mayor’s Vision for Cycling, three years on  | GLA | PDF document | 115 kB

Published on 24 March 2016, three years after publication of The Mayor’s Vision for Cycling in London, this cycling legacy document includes forewords by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London 2008-2016, and Andrew Gilligan, Cycling Commissioner. It also details the record of achievement, and considers some priorities for the future.

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March 2016

How can we get more people cycling in Sutton?

How can we get more people cycling in Sutton? | Get Sutton Cycling | PDF document | 6.7 MB

A presentation to the Sutton Green Party on 22 March 2016.
Part 1: Sign for Cycling to inspire those standing for election in May 2016 to makes theirs a cycling mayoralty.
Part 2: Help our council make the case and rise to the challenges to ensure our borough successfully delivers
March 2016

A24 Epsom Road Cycle Safety Improvements

A24 Epsom Road Cycle Safety Improvements: a response to TfL’s consultation | Get Sutton Cycling | PDF document | 115 kB

Our response to this consultation was submitted to Transport for London on 11 March 2016. Read more about this in our post A24 Epsom Road Cycle Safety Improvements.
November 2015

Sutton’s Cycling Strategy

Cycling Strategy November 2015 | Sutton Council | PDF document | 1.1 MB

The Cycling Strategy is the sister document to the Sustainable Transport Strategy (June 2015). Although the Cycling Strategy was approved by the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee in November 2015, following on from the launch of the draft strategy for consultation in July 2015, it did not appear on the Council’s website until February 2016 (see the Transport Policy page (formally Sustainable Transport Policy page) of the Council’s website. There is more on this in Strategy published, promotion awaited. Here are the strategy’s six objectives (noting the subtle change with those outlined in the draft document (July 2015):
1: Make Sutton a more attractive borough for cycling and create a high quality cycle network
2: Make Sutton a safer borough for cycling
3: Encourage a shift from the car to cycling for shorter journeys
4: Encourage safe and considerate behaviour by all road users
5: Create a cycling culture by promoting cycling to a wider range of people
6: Actively promote cycling within the Council’s Sustainable Transport Strategy
November 2015

Report on Sutton’s Cycling Strategy

Report on Cycling Strategy | Sutton Council | PDF document | 193 kB
Appendix A – Cycling Delivery Strategy Workshop comments | Sutton Council | 125 kB
Appendix B – Cycling Strategy Questionnaire | Sutton Council | 63 kB
Appendix C – Summary of Questionnaire Responses | Sutton Council | 82 kB
Appendix D – Cycling Strategy Consultation Comments | Sutton Council | 550 kB
Appendix E – Draft Cycling Strategy November 2015 | Sutton Council | 1.2 MB
Appendix F – Cycling Strategy Integrated Impact Assessment | Sutton Council | 239 kB

This report on the Cycling Strategy, and the associated appendices, formed part of the agenda item ‘Cycling Strategy’ at the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee on 26 November 2015. See Cycling Strategy receives approval! for more on this.
November 2015

Sutton’s Sustainable Transport Strategy Consultation Questionnaire Responses

Sustainable Transport Strategy Consultation Questionnaire Responses | Sutton Council | PDF document | 296 kB

Unlike Sustainable Transport Strategy – main changes proposed (see March 2015), this document was not made available by the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee in March 2015. This document was only made available eight months later following a request from us.
November 2015

Sutton’s Sustainable Transport Strategy Consultation Responses

Sustainable Transport Strategy Consultation Responses | Sutton Council | PDF document | 135 kB

Unlike Sustainable Transport Strategy – main changes proposed (see March 2015), this document was not made available on the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee meeting page for 19 March 2015. This document was only made available eight months later following a request from us.
September 2015

Time to make the case and rise to the challenges

Time to make the case and rise to the challenges: a response to Sutton Council’s Draft Cycling Delivery Strategy | Get Sutton Cycling | PDF document | 2.7 MB

Our response was submitted on 7 September 2015. There is more on this in Time to make the case and rise to the challenges.
July 2015

Sutton’s Draft Cycling Delivery Strategy

Draft Cycling Delivery Strategy | Sutton Council | PDF document | 1.8 MB

The Cycling Delivery Strategy, to complement the new Sustainable Transport Strategy, sets out how the Council is responding to the renewed focus on cycling in London being promoted by the Mayor in this Vision for Cycling (March 2013) and by the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group’s Get Britain Cycling report (April 2013). The consultation on the draft Cycling Delivery Strategy took place between 20 July 2015 and 7 September 2015. Details on the Sutton Consultation Hub.
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Extract from Sutton Council’s Press Office Sutton to host cycling summit with London Mayor’s Cycling Commissioner, 16 July 2015

June 2015

Sutton’s Sustainable Transport Strategy

Sustainable Transport Strategy | Sutton Council | PDF document | 3.1 MB

Although the Sustainable Transport Strategy was approved by the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee in March 2015, it did not appear on the Council’s website until September 2015.
This Road User Hierarchy forms part of Sutton Council's Sustainable Transport Strategy

The Road User Hierarchy contained within Sutton Council’s Sustainable Transport Strategy

June 2015

Creating Space for Cycling: A guide for councillors

Creating Space for Cycling: A guide for councillors | London Cycling Campaign | PDF document | 11.9 MB

A booklet developed by the London Cycling Campaign to help local councils achieve the benefits cycling can bring to all Londoners. It aims to showcase the kind of policies and measures that help create safe and inviting space for cycling that will enable all types of people, of all ages and abilities, to cycle safely.

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March 2015

Sutton’s Sustainable Transport Strategy – Main changes proposed

Sustainable Transport Strategy – Main changes proposed | Sutton Council | PDF document | 58 kB

This document was published by the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee for their meeting on 19 March 2015.
March 2015

Transforming Fiveways Croydon consultation response

Transforming Fiveways Croydon consultation | Get Sutton Cycling | PDF document | 1.0 MB

Our response was submitted on 14 March 2015. There is more on this in Transforming Fiveways Croydon.
January 2015

Get Sutton Cycling: response to Draft Sustainable Transport Strategy

Get Sutton Cycling: response to Draft Sustainable Transport Strategy | Get Sutton Cycling | PDF document | 0.4 MB

Our response was submitted on 4 January 2015. There is more on this in Get Sutton Cycling and the draft Sustainable Transport Strategy.
October 2014

Sutton’s Draft Sustainable Transport Strategy

Draft Sustainable Transport Strategy | Sutton Council | PDF document | 1.7 MB

The consultation on the draft Sustainable Transport Strategy took place between 5 November 2014 and 4 January 2015. Details on the Sutton Consultation Hub.
June 2014

Space for Cycling: action points for Sutton

Space for Cycling: action points for Sutton | Get Sutton Cycling | PDF document | 6.5 MB

Documenting the key action points, or ‘asks’, for all eighteen wards in the borough as prepared ahead of the May 2014 Council Elections. Read the background to this at Space for Cycling: action points for Sutton, where there is also a link to text only version that details the ‘ward asks’ by theme (cycle-friendly town centres; cycle routes through parks and green spaces; protected space on main roads and at junctions; removal of through motor traffic; safe cycle routes to schools; 20 mph speed limits).

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January 2014

Love Sutton, Go Dutch

Love Sutton, Go Dutch | Get Sutton Cycling | PDF document | 28 MB

Love Sutton, Go Dutch… Go Global… give Space for Cycling – a presentation for the Sutton Cycle Summit 2014. This event was organised by Tom Brake, MP, Carshalton and Wallington. Caroline Pidgeon attended too. Read what they had to say at Sutton Cycle Summit 2014.
July 2013

Sutton’s mini-Holland Bid

Sutton’s mini-Holland Bid: Expression of interest and outline of proposal | Sutton Council | PDF document | 5.1 MB

Shortly after the publication of the Mayor’s Vision for Cycling in March 2013, all twenty of the outer London boroughs were invited to bid for substantial funding as part of the “mini-Holland” programme. Eighteen boroughs did so, including Sutton, and this document is the Council’s bid. In September 2013, eight boroughs were shortlisted to go through to the final stage of the Mayor’s competition and Sutton was not one of them. In March 2014, the successful boroughs were announced: Enfield, Kingston, Waltham Forest. Some details of the funding that the mini-Holland ‘runners-up’ are to receive is outlined in Mini Holland from the London Cycling Campaign.
March 2013

The Mayor’s Vision for Cycling in London

The Mayor’s Vision for Cycling in London: An Olympic Legacy for all Londoners | GLA | PDF document | 1.7 MB

In this document, published on 7 March 2013, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, sets out his plans for substantial – eventually transformative – change. “Cycling will not be treated as niche, marginal, or an after-thought, but as what it is: an integral part of the transport network, with the capital spending, road space and traffic planners’ attention benefitting that role”. To realise these plans a commitment to cycle spending totalling £913m over ten years (2013-2022) is made (equating to around £18 per head, per year). The Mayor had appointed Andrew Gilligan as Cycling Commissioner in January 2013 to help draw up policies on meaningful improvements to routes and junctions, and drive them forward and win support for them from other bodies. The Mayor acknowledges that this support is needed.
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The Mayor’s Vision for Cycling in London: an extract from the Foreword by the Mayor of London (March 2013)

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