At the Council: January 2019

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. Here's a link back to the 2018 posts, if useful. Croydon Council Full council on 28 Jan: Transport update notes that 8 more schools have applied for “schools streets” treatment, following … Continue reading At the Council: January 2019

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

The Mayor of London has given Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon a revised answer regarding how many kilometres of cycling quietway has been built during his mayoralty. As of 11 January’19, he’s declaring 65km as being “constructed” with “wayfinding” signs. In December 2018, the Mayor told Ms Pidgeon that 116+km of quietway and central London grid … Continue reading Mayor of London: 65km of cycling quietway are finished, not 100km

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

[Updated 23 January'19: This blogpost is now part one of two, and is focussed on the November'18 answer from the Mayor of London to Caroline Pidgeon.  A second blogpost looks at the Mayor's clarification in January'19, which says that only 65km are finished with wayfinding signs, with a further 60km awaiting completion works] The Mayor … 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

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

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