Ham Quietway (Richmond Park to Teddington Lock) Consultation

Richmond Council’s latest consultation on its sections of the Wandsworth to Teddington Quietway closes on Monday 12 February.  This consultation focuses on revised proposals for the section of the quietway route in Ham, running from Richmond Park to Teddington Lock on the River Thames. Linkies to Richmond Council’s relevant pages and documents: Consultation overview page; … Continue reading Ham Quietway (Richmond Park to Teddington Lock) Consultation

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Richmond: the only council in London charging for cycle training

[Updated 6 March 2019: Richmond Council has issued a statement saying that the charge will now be replaced by a refundable deposit scheme i.e. Richmond joins Hammersmith & Fulham by refunding the booking fee at the completion of training, making it effectively free] [Updated 21 January 2019 with new section: the new Liberal Democrat administration … Continue reading Richmond: the only council in London charging for cycle training

Merton Council’s Beddington Lane: Part 1: surprise plan to build £800k shared-use pavement

(There's a follow up, part 2 post, with a look at the rebuilt road) In London, we’ve got accustomed to local authorities telling us in excruciating detail their plans to tweak traffic lights, paint yellow lines, install zebra crossings and build cycle lanes. Hardly a day goes by without an angry dust-up on social media … Continue reading Merton Council’s Beddington Lane: Part 1: surprise plan to build £800k shared-use pavement

Wandsworth Common to Teddington Quietway (Q21), Part 1: Wandsworth

Wandsworth Council is currently consulting on its section of the Wandsworth Common to Teddington cycling quietway.  The consultation ends on 13 November 2017. This post looks at Wandsworth Council’s section from Wandsworth Common to Richmond Park (about 7.5km), and includes some comments which I’ll submit in response to the consultation.  I’m not pretending to give … Continue reading Wandsworth Common to Teddington Quietway (Q21), Part 1: Wandsworth

London’s teenagers, Bikeability certificates and driving licences

In September, Transport for London published an answer to a Freedom of Information request enquiring about the results of Local Implementation Plans by London’s borough councils. (The What Do They Know website has the full history of the FOI request by Roger Stocker). Local Implementation Plans (LIPs) are the schemes by which London’s boroughs obtain … Continue reading London’s teenagers, Bikeability certificates and driving licences

Wandsworth: oBikes, obstructed pavements and following the money

Wandsworth borough council, in London, has attracted a lot of attention in the last few days after its decision to impound over 100 hire bicycles from the oBike scheme.  It published a news article on the council’s website entitled “Yellow bike plague being tackled on the streets of Wandsworth”. There’s been lots of commentary on … Continue reading Wandsworth: oBikes, obstructed pavements and following the money