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 links back to March/ April and January/ February 2019 posts.

July 2019

City of London

Croydon Council

  • 9 July, Streets & Enviro Scrutiny Ctte, focusses on rail services – no papers.
  • 24 July, Traffic Mngt Ctte, has papers about emissions-based parking permit charges (paper – see agenda for four appendices), and the results of a statutory traffic order consultation (paper and appendix) for next wave of school streets. Unusually for a TO, there were lots of supporting responses which were noted in the paper although they don’t play a formal role in the TO process.

Hammersmith & Fulham

  • 1 July, Cabinet – nothing of note, except for sports stadium plans for Wormwood Scrubs which require MOD approval under the 1879 Act.
  • 17 July, full Council, with motions about Hammersmith Bridge, climate change emergency, and condemnation of RBKC for rejecting the Holland Park cycle route.

Kensington & Chelsea

Kingston Council

Lambeth Council

London Assembly

Merton Council

Richmond Council

Royal Parks

Surrey County Council / Highways England

Sutton Council

Transport for London

  • 10 June, Audit & Assurance, single 20mb pdf file with all papers. TfL’s draft Annual Review starts on PDF page 19 with sections on Vision Zero and healthy streets (and lots of tractor production statistics).
  • 13 June, Customer Service, single 13mb pdf with all papers. Includes report on the Healthy Streets design checklist (only 12 of 388 projects were eligible for assessment, criteria to change in 2019/20), and borough engagement (which seems to have failed with RBKC; also suggests quietway Q5 between Clapham and Tooting Commons will complete by late 2019).  Also a paper from Met Police on its approach to Vision Zero, which is largely intelligence led.
  • 1 July, Finance Ctte, with a single 3mb zip file of all the papers;
  • 10 July, Safety Ctte, single 7.5mb file with all papers. Includes vision zero progress, notes car vs pedestrian KSIs is worse than TfL’s targets.
  • 10 July – big report on cycle parking across London, with lots of analysis about current and future cycling numbers, routes and parking needs at home, schools, transport hubs and commercial centres.
  • 17 July, Programmes & Investments, single 8mb pdf with all papers. Most of agenda focusses on Crossrail.
    • Investment report – pdf page 82 (numbered 76) notes progress on re-engineering the Wandsworth gyratory, saying a new layout will be published in Summer’19 and work in 2021. Planning application for Croydon Fiveways goes to LB Croydon this autumn, with permission expected in December.
    • There’s healthy streets paper starting on pdf page 151, with lots of “didn’t we do well” stuff about 2018/19, and some powerpoint slides on cycle superhighway benefits (mainly increased route usage). Slides also include a CSH route map, of the sort TfL periodically published since the noughties.
  • 24 July, Main Board, bundle of papers in 14mb pdf, Commissioner’s Report (pdf pg29) has updates on new schemes, quarterly performance report (pdf pg87) has lots of stats including highest cycling volumes in the CCZ recorded for Jan-March’19; and safety report (pdf pg152).
  • 25 July, KSI stats for 2018 – 111 road deaths.

Transport for London – consultations

TfL Freedom of Information requests

Wandsworth Council

Westminster Council

Wheels For All charity  

 

June 2019

City of London

Croydon

Hammersmith & Fulham

Kensington & Chelsea

Kingston Council

  • Kingston Town Ctte 4 June: has papers on the Gloucester Road / Cambridge Road junction proposal (recommendation to drop), and response to a petition from Manorgate residents asking for the street to be made access only.
  • Enviro & Transport Ctte 25 June: focuses on air quality, with local reports and a hug-a-polar-bear motion from the Conservatives.

London Assembly

Merton

Mitcham Common Conservators (Merton)

  • Quarterly Conservators Meeting 12 June: has the minutes of the previous meeting in March with two items of note:
    • Ongoing problem with drivers parking vehicles on Croydon Road’s shared-use pavement outside the Ravensbury public house – Merton Council is aware and (thus far) failed to stop it;
    • Cryptic note about the proposed signalised crossing in the middle of the common at the junction of Croydon Road, Beddington Lane and Windmill Road. Merton Council proposes to join the shared-use pavements with pedestrian-only crossings.  The minutes note “Merton [Council] had agreed in principle but to date a licence agreement had not been produced”.  Merton Council’s LIP3 submission to TfL described this as a “pedestrian crossing” i.e. people cycling will be expected to dismount when attempting to cross between the sections of shared-use pavement.

Richmond

Royal Parks

Sutton

Transport for London – Consultations

Transport for London – Freedom of Information Requests

Wandsworth

Westminster

  • City Mngt Ctte 12 June: the transport report notes that 13 of the 19 bike hangers which went to consultation earlier this year will be installed, and other sites (will? may?) found for remaining six.  Also, quietway routes continue to be under review as part of “rationalising the forward capital programme”.  This phrasing is odd, as cycling quietway schemes are funded by TfL.

 

May 2019

Centre for London

Uber’s traffic speed data

City of London

Croydon

Crown Estates Paving Commission

Department for Transport

Highways England

Hounslow

Kensington & Chelsea

London Assembly

Metropolitan Police

Richmond

Sutton

Transport for London

Transport for London – Freedom of Information Requests

Wandsworth

Westminster

 

 

 

 

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