No consultation, no scrutiny (1): Merton Council’s £900,000 project to replace the Figges Marsh roundabout

In south London, the London Borough of Merton will shortly start work on two highways projects valued together at over £1million.  Neither project has been offered to the general public via consultation, nor have they been presented to council committees for scrutiny or approval. In Merton, that’s perfectly fine and normal. In July 2019, Merton … Continue reading No consultation, no scrutiny (1): Merton Council’s £900,000 project to replace the Figges Marsh roundabout

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No consultation, no scrutiny (2): Merton Council’s rebuild of Mitcham Common’s junction

This is the second of two related blog posts looking at highways projects which Merton Council is about to start in July 2019.  This blogpost looks at the project to rebuild traffic lights and pedestrian crossings in the middle of Mitcham Common.  A separate post looks at the forthcoming replacement of the Figges Marsh roundabout. … Continue reading No consultation, no scrutiny (2): Merton Council’s rebuild of Mitcham Common’s junction

Merton’s Melrose Avenue: Contraflow carriageway cycling? Or a sub-standard cycle track?

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?

No, the Mayor of London hasn’t built 100+km of cycling quietways

… and, in south-west London, has no dates to finish them either. This post is part three in an ongoing look at the Mayor of London’s claim that Transport for London (TfL) has “built” 100km of cycling quietway routes since he took office: In part one (Dec'18), I looked at his answer to Assembly Member … Continue reading No, the Mayor of London hasn’t built 100+km of cycling quietways

Mayor of London: 65km of cycling quietway are finished, not 100km

[This blogpost is now part two of three:  The first blogpost from December 2018 looks at the Mayor's initial claim to have built over 100km of cycling quietways, defining built as "completed and signposted"] This post is the second, focussing on the Mayor's Jan'19 clarification to Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon; and The third post, March'19, … Continue reading Mayor of London: 65km of cycling quietway are finished, not 100km

Has the Mayor of London really “completed” 100km of cycling quietways?

[5 March 2019: This post is now the first of three:   This blogpost focusses on the November'18 answer from the Mayor of London to Caroline Pidgeon The second post, focusses on the Mayor's Jan'19 clarification to Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon; and The third post, March'19, looks at TfL's answer to a Freedom of Information … Continue reading Has the Mayor of London really “completed” 100km of cycling quietways?

Local Implementation Plan LIP3 drafts/ finals

All London boroughs need to submit draft LIP3 documents during November 2018, to Transport for London.  Following public consultations and feedback from TfL, final submissions need to be made by February 2019. Here's the LIP3 drafts I've found so far for all 33 London councils (32 boroughs plus the City). My search-fu has failed for … Continue reading Local Implementation Plan LIP3 drafts/ finals