At the Council: September & October 2018

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. Links to this year’s earlier posts: Q3 July and August 2018 Q2 April to June 2018 March 2018 Q1 January and February 2018   October 2018 Bromley Enviro Ctte on 10 … Continue reading At the Council: September & October 2018

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TfL’s cycle counter data: initial thoughts

Transport for London has made 3 months of data available from the cycle counters installed in February on route CS3 Embankment and CS6 Blackfriars Road. The data files, one per day per counter from 2 May to 31 July, are in the TfL's cycling open data folder.  There’s also a discussion on TfL’s open data … Continue reading TfL’s cycle counter data: initial thoughts

“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

Merton Council’s Beddington Lane: Part 2: now rebuilt – nice pavement, neglected junctions

At the start of January 2018, I wrote about Merton Council’s latest wheeze to spend £800,000 to try and improve walking and cycling along Beddington Lane, running south from the middle of Mitcham Common. The works appear to be finished and the road has re-opened.  I’ve been to take a look. In the January post, … Continue reading Merton Council’s Beddington Lane: Part 2: now rebuilt – nice pavement, neglected junctions

London’s Sutton Council bars disabled cyclists from NCN20, Wandle Trail

Updated 28 March to include link to report in local Sutton Guardian newspaper. The London Borough of Sutton has installed an anti-moped K-frame barrier on the Wandle Trail, part of National Cycle Route 20.  As a consequence, many disabled cyclists are now barred from cycling on this quiet, off-road route between Merton and Carshalton. The … Continue reading London’s Sutton Council bars disabled cyclists from NCN20, Wandle Trail