Merton Council’s rebuilt Beddington Lane: 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 rebuilt Beddington Lane: nice pavement, neglected junctions

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At the Council, April & May 2018

An aide memoire of items I’ve noted from the boroughs where I work, rest and play, in case its of use to others.  With London council elections in May 2018, and the purdah period kicking in for April, this quarter should start with a quiet month. May 2018 City of London Transport & Planning Ctte … Continue reading At the Council, April & May 2018

Merton Council Surprises South Londoners by Starting Shovelling on Sort-of-Secret Shared-Use Strolling & Cycling Scheme to Sutton

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 and in the letters pages of local papers about the latest proposals: residents demanding … Continue reading Merton Council Surprises South Londoners by Starting Shovelling on Sort-of-Secret Shared-Use Strolling & Cycling Scheme to Sutton

At the Council, July to September 2017

An aide memoire of items I've noted from the boroughs where I work, rest and play. September 2017 It’s September, so the summer holidays are over, and London’s councils restart attempts to make life better for us. Merton Council Full council meets on 13 Sept. Main report focuses on Sustainable Communities, and includes a section … Continue reading At the Council, July to September 2017

Wandsworth’s proposed cycling infrastructure that never gets delivered

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

SW & Central London councils: week starting 19 June 2017

This post has been merged into here, but archived with a false date as there's slugs out there referring to it.   Some items of cycling and active lifestyle related papers I've noted at London councils for this coming week. Westminster City Council The Environment Scrutiny Committee meets on 21 June, with agenda item 8 … Continue reading SW & Central London councils: week starting 19 June 2017