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
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
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)
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 March/ April and January/ February 2019 posts. July 2019 City of London 4 July, Policy & Resources Sub-Ctte: minutes for 2nd May meeting report that the City’s … Continue reading At the Council: May, June & July 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 a link back to January and February's 2019 posts, if useful. April 2019 Quiet month, as most councils’ activities were curtailed by Easter and school holidays. Somehow, the rest of … Continue reading At the Council: March & April 2019
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?
… 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
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 a link back to the 2018 posts, if useful. February 2019 Croydon Council Traffic Mngt Ctte, 5 Feb: proposals to make the experimental pedestrianised area of the High Street permanent … Continue reading At the Council: January & February 2019
[This blogpost is now part two of three: The first blogpost from December 2018 looks at the Mayor's initial claim to have built over 100km of cycling quietways, defining built as "completed and signposted"] This post is the second, focussing on the Mayor's Jan'19 clarification to Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon; and The third post, March'19, … Continue reading Mayor of London: 65km of cycling quietway are finished, not 100km
[5 March 2019: This post is now the first of three: This blogpost focusses on the November'18 answer from the Mayor of London to Caroline Pidgeon The second post, focusses on the Mayor's Jan'19 clarification to Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon; and The third post, March'19, looks at TfL's answer to a Freedom of Information … Continue reading Has the Mayor of London really “completed” 100km of cycling quietways?