At the Council: July & August 2018

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. Links to this year’s earlier posts: Q2 April to June 2018 March 2018 Q1 January and February 2018   August 2018 A quiet month, proving that life carries quite happily without … Continue reading At the Council: July & August 2018

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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

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