Merton Council’s rebuilt Beddington Lane: 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 rebuilt Beddington Lane: nice pavement, neglected junctions

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At the Council, March 2018

An aide memoire of items I’ve noted from the boroughs where I work, rest and play, in case its of use to others.  With London council elections in May 2018, and the purdah period kicking in for April, this month will probably be the last useful one for council business for a couple of months. … Continue reading At the Council, March 2018

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 Surprises South Londoners by Starting Shovelling on Sort-of-Secret Shared-Use Strolling & Cycling Scheme to Sutton

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 and in the letters pages of local papers about the latest proposals: residents demanding … Continue reading Merton Council Surprises South Londoners by Starting Shovelling on Sort-of-Secret Shared-Use Strolling & Cycling Scheme to Sutton

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