Mayor of London: 65km of cycling quietway are finished, not 100km

The Mayor of London has given Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon a revised answer regarding how many kilometres of cycling quietway has been built during his mayoralty. As of 11 January’19, he’s declaring 65km as being “constructed” with “wayfinding” signs. In December 2018, the Mayor told Ms Pidgeon that 116+km of quietway and central London grid … Continue reading Mayor of London: 65km of cycling quietway are finished, not 100km

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Has the Mayor of London really “completed” 100km of cycling quietways?

[Updated 23 January'19: This blogpost is now part one of two, and is focussed on the November'18 answer from the Mayor of London to Caroline Pidgeon.  A second blogpost looks at the Mayor's clarification in January'19, which says that only 65km are finished with wayfinding signs, with a further 60km awaiting completion works] The Mayor … Continue reading Has the Mayor of London really “completed” 100km of cycling quietways?

“Cyclists Dismount”: Highways England’s plans for A23 Hooley

Highways England has published plans for improving the flow of motorised traffic through Hooley, on the A23 just north of the M23 motorway. Where is it? What is proposed? Hooley (map) is a village (wiki page) in the Merstham district of Surrey which sits between the north end of the M23 motorway and Coulsdon in … Continue reading “Cyclists Dismount”: Highways England’s plans for A23 Hooley

Sutton Council: “We never assessed impact of K-frame barrier on disabled cyclists”

Sutton Borough Council has admitted that it ignored its own cycling and transport strategies, the Equality Act, and cycling design standards when it installed a K-frame barrier on a national cycle route. In March 2018, Sutton Council installed a K-frame anti-moped barrier on National Cycle Route 20 at Watermeads Way on the River Wandle.  The … Continue reading Sutton Council: “We never assessed impact of K-frame barrier on disabled cyclists”

Updated: Wandsworth cycling, Quietway 21 and council scrutiny

(Updated, 22 June 2018, with the Scrutiny Committee's decisions re Quietway 21) If you ride a bicycle in Wandsworth, you may be interested in two sets of papers listed for Wandsworth Council’s Community Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee (‘the Scrutiny Ctte’) on Thursday, 21st June, 2018. The first is the periodic progress report, with updates … Continue reading Updated: Wandsworth cycling, Quietway 21 and council scrutiny