At the Council: November & December 2019

An aide memoire of items I’ve noted from the boroughs where I work, rest and play, in case it is of use to others.  November has been a relatively quiet month due to general election purdah, but a few councils have snuck a few decisions through. Here’s links back to August-October, May-July,  March/ April and January/ February 2019 posts. … Continue reading At the Council: November & December 2019

At the Council: September & October 2019

An aide memoire of items I’ve noted from the boroughs where I work, rest and play, in case it is of use to others. Here’s links back to May-July,  March/ April and January/ February 2019 posts. October 2019 City of London 1 Oct, Planning & Transport Ctte: Guidance on wind tunnel effects due to new buildings – ctte … Continue reading At the Council: September & October 2019

No consultation, no scrutiny (1): Merton Council’s £900,000 project to replace the Figges Marsh roundabout

In south London, the London Borough of Merton will shortly start work on two highways projects valued together at over £1million.  Neither project has been offered to the general public via consultation, nor have they been presented to council committees for scrutiny or approval. In Merton, that’s perfectly fine and normal. In July 2019, Merton … Continue reading No consultation, no scrutiny (1): Merton Council’s £900,000 project to replace the Figges Marsh roundabout

No consultation, no scrutiny (2): Merton Council’s rebuild of Mitcham Common’s junction

This is the second of two related blog posts looking at highways projects which Merton Council is about to start in July 2019.  This blogpost looks at the project to rebuild traffic lights and pedestrian crossings in the middle of Mitcham Common.  A separate post looks at the forthcoming replacement of the Figges Marsh roundabout. … Continue reading No consultation, no scrutiny (2): Merton Council’s rebuild of Mitcham Common’s junction

Kensington & Chelsea’s north-south cycleway proposal (consultation closed 12 June’19)

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (RBKC) is proposing a quietway cycle route from Kensington High Street northwards via Holland Park to Notting Hill (ref 1).  This is separate – but related – to the Transport for London proposal for an east-west cycleway across Holland Park towards Shepherds Bush and White City. RBKC has … Continue reading Kensington & Chelsea’s north-south cycleway proposal (consultation closed 12 June’19)

Merton’s Melrose Avenue: Contraflow carriageway cycling? Or a sub-standard cycle track?

The London Borough of Merton has published a draft traffic order to remove an arguably poor contraflow cycle track in a one-way street with on-carriageway contraflow cycling. (Gazette link: “Proposed alterations to the parking and cycle lane layouts in Melrose Avenue, Wimbledon Park”, 1 March 2019). Today, there is a northbound contraflow cycle track running … Continue reading Merton’s Melrose Avenue: Contraflow carriageway cycling? Or a sub-standard cycle track?

No, the Mayor of London hasn’t built 100+km of cycling quietways

… and, in south-west London, has no dates to finish them either. This post is part three in an ongoing look at the Mayor of London’s claim that Transport for London (TfL) has “built” 100km of cycling quietway routes since he took office: In part one (Dec'18), I looked at his answer to Assembly Member … Continue reading No, the Mayor of London hasn’t built 100+km of cycling quietways