The London Borough of Merton has published a draft traffic order to remove an arguably poor contraflow cycle track in a one-way street with on-carriageway contraflow cycling. (Gazette link: “Proposed alterations to the parking and cycle lane layouts in Melrose Avenue, Wimbledon Park”, 1 March 2019). Today, there is a northbound contraflow cycle track running … Continue reading Merton’s Melrose Avenue: Contraflow carriageway cycling? Or a sub-standard cycle track?
(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
(Updated 29 March 2018) In 2013 and 2014, Wandsworth Council committed to trialling 10 Cyclehoop on-street bike hangers, put contraflow cycle lanes 10 one-way streets, and put five dropped-kerb through-ways between adjacent streets which have been closed to through motorised traffic. Each year since, Wandsworth Council has requested funds from TfL towards these initiatives. Five … Continue reading Cyclehoops and contraflows: five years of failed cycling promises by Wandsworth Council
While I was digging through council committee papers as a follow-up to posts about the Wandsworth Riverside, I kept finding references to some simple bits of cycling infrastructure proposed in September 2013: a set of contraflow cycle lanes in one-way streets, and “through-ways” in street junctions which are currently blocked. On my meanderings around Wandsworth, … Continue reading Wandsworth’s proposed cycling infrastructure that never gets delivered