At the Council: May & June 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 links back to March/ April and January/ February 2019 posts, if useful. June 2019 City of London Policy & Resources 6 June: has a paper initiating a project for the … Continue reading At the Council: May & June 2019

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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

Sutton Council: “We never assessed impact of K-frame barrier on disabled cyclists”

Sutton Borough Council has admitted that it ignored its own cycling and transport strategies, the Equality Act, and cycling design standards when it installed a K-frame barrier on a national cycle route. In March 2018, Sutton Council installed a K-frame anti-moped barrier on National Cycle Route 20 at Watermeads Way on the River Wandle.  The … Continue reading Sutton Council: “We never assessed impact of K-frame barrier on disabled cyclists”

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

London’s Sutton Council bars disabled cyclists from NCN20, Wandle Trail

Updated 28 March to include link to report in local Sutton Guardian newspaper. The London Borough of Sutton has installed an anti-moped K-frame barrier on the Wandle Trail, part of National Cycle Route 20.  As a consequence, many disabled cyclists are now barred from cycling on this quiet, off-road route between Merton and Carshalton. The … Continue reading London’s Sutton Council bars disabled cyclists from NCN20, Wandle Trail