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-JulyMarch/ April and January/ February 2019 posts.

October 2019

City of London

Camden Council

Croydon Council

Department for Transport

Hammersmith & Fulham Council

 Imperial College

  • Interesting report which models, rather than measures, air quality in London’s parks based on 2016 emissions (report and explorable map). Central London’s parks are modelled with poorer AQ than outer London.

Kensington & Chelsea Council

  • Scheduled decision to approve safety changes to Exhibition Road (where the shared space scheme has failed) has been deferred again, now to “not before 23 Oct”. at least 14 November. It was originally scheduled for Feb’19.
  • Scheduled decision to approve safety changes on Ladbroke Grove has also bounced to “not before 23 Oct”. Originally scheduled May’19. 18 Oct, approved for implementation. Usual nonsense in the consultation comments, but appears to go ahead much as planned.
  • 15 Oct, Enviro Ctte, with woefully little content, especially on air quality which can be summarised as “it’s really poor, we should think about doing something”.
  • 16 Oct, full council, has motions on air quality and climate change. Conservative majority will defeat the Labour amendments which seek to insert some backbone into the Tories’s limp proposals.

Kingston Council

Lambeth Council

Law Commission

London Assembly

Merton Council

Metropolitan Police – freedom of information

Richmond Council

Southwark Council

  • Proposal to provide segregated cycle lanes on Borough Road, running eastwards from St. George’s Circus (on CS6/C6). Also highlights the now poor provision on CS7 on Southwark Bridge Road which will remain as just blue paint.  Consultation closes on 4 November.

Sutton Council

Transport for London – board papers

  • 23 Oct, Programmes & Investment Ctte, all papers in a 6mb pdf. Usual Soviet statistics about cycleways built, plus narrative updates (starting pg 85, numbered 74) on Croydon Fiveways, Waterloo roundabout, Rotherhithe crossing (it’s a ferry!), CW9, CW4 etc.  The independent assurance panel are concerned about Fiveways, saying it has a weak value-for-money case, and the cashflow timing leaves a funding gap in 2020/21, which may have implications for when Croydon Council contributes its funds.

Transport for London – consultations

Transport for London – freedom of information requests

Wandsworth Council

Westminster Council

 

September 2019

City of London

Croydon Council

Hammersmith & Fulham

  • 9 Sept, Enviro Ctte, explains the council’s approach to extending cycleway CS9/ CW9 across the borough with a slow route on King St and a faster route along the A4. Describes plan to spend several months engaging (fannying about?) before taking any real action.   This follows decision by Hounslow Council on 3rd Sept to proceed to detailed design and statutory consultation/traffic orders (Hounslow Cabinet agenda 3 Sept, with lots of pdfs).

Highways England

Kingston Council

London Assembly

Merton Council

Richmond Council

Sutton Council

Transport for London – board papers

  • 4 Sept, Safety & Sustainability Board, 12mb pdf. Lots about bus and tram safety, following incidents over the last few years, plus a paper describing workplace parking levies.
  • 12 Sept, Customer Service & Ops, 8mb pdf. Main report with Apr-Jul’19 performance starts on pdf pg 28 (numbered 25). Lots of pages on safety across all transport modes.
  • 18 Sept, main board – single 6mb pdf with all papers. Commissioner’s Report, with tractor production statistics, starts on pdf page 29 (numbered 25).
  • 26 Sept, Audit & Assurance, 12mb pdf.

Transport for London – consultations

  • 6 Sept: Results of the 20mph consultation on central London’s TfL-controlled roads (TfL web page and pdf consultation report). Big public support for the lower speed limits; usual responses from usual respondees.

Transport for London – Freedom of Information Requests

Wandsworth Council

Westminster Council

 

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