At the Council: May, June & July 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. July 2019 City of London 4 July, Policy & Resources Sub-Ctte: minutes for 2nd May meeting report that the City’s … Continue reading At the Council: May, June & July 2019

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

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 K-Barrier has been installed at Watermeads Lane (Google map link), restricting access to … Continue reading London’s Sutton Council bars disabled cyclists from NCN20, Wandle Trail