At the Council: November & December 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: September and October 2018 Q3 July and August 2018 Q2 April to June 2018 March 2018 Q1 January and February 2018 Local Implementation Plan 3 … Continue reading At the Council: November & December 2018

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At the Council: September & October 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: Q3 July and August 2018 Q2 April to June 2018 March 2018 Q1 January and February 2018   October 2018 Bromley Enviro Ctte on 10 … Continue reading At the Council: September & October 2018

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

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