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

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At the Council: March & April 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 January and February's 2019 posts, if useful. April 2019 Quiet month, as most councils’ activities were curtailed by Easter and school holidays.  Somehow, the rest of … Continue reading At the Council: March & April 2019

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