Wandsworth Common to Teddington Quietway (Q21), Part 1: Wandsworth

Wandsworth Council is currently consulting on its section of the Wandsworth Common to Teddington cycling quietway.  The consultation ends on 13 November 2017. This post looks at Wandsworth Council’s section from Wandsworth Common to Richmond Park (about 7.5km), and includes some comments which I’ll submit in response to the consultation.  I’m not pretending to give … Continue reading Wandsworth Common to Teddington Quietway (Q21), Part 1: Wandsworth

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At the Council, July to September 2017

An aide memoire of items I've noted from the boroughs where I work, rest and play. September 2017 It’s September, so the summer holidays are over, and London’s councils restart attempts to make life better for us. Merton Council Full council meets on 13 Sept. Main report focuses on Sustainable Communities, and includes a section … Continue reading At the Council, July to September 2017

Wandsworth: oBikes, obstructed pavements and following the money

Wandsworth borough council, in London, has attracted a lot of attention in the last few days after its decision to impound over 100 hire bicycles from the oBike scheme.  It published a news article on the council’s website entitled “Yellow bike plague being tackled on the streets of Wandsworth”. There’s been lots of commentary on … Continue reading Wandsworth: oBikes, obstructed pavements and following the money

Wandsworth’s proposed cycling infrastructure that never gets delivered

While I was digging through council committee papers as a follow-up to posts about the Wandsworth Riverside, I kept finding references to some simple bits of cycling infrastructure proposed in September 2013: a set of contraflow cycle lanes in one-way streets, and “through-ways” in street junctions which are currently blocked.  On my meanderings around Wandsworth, … Continue reading Wandsworth’s proposed cycling infrastructure that never gets delivered

Wandsworth Riverside, Wandsworth Bridge to Battersea Heliport: part 1 – highways, obstructions and cycling

There’s been some controversy on social media in the last few days, following Councillor Melanie Hampton's claims that the riverside between Wandsworth Bridge and Battersea Heliport is a footpath, not a cycling lane, not a designated cycling area, designed only for pedestrians, and that cyclists are not officially banned .   The residents of Plantation Wharf … Continue reading Wandsworth Riverside, Wandsworth Bridge to Battersea Heliport: part 1 – highways, obstructions and cycling

Wandsworth Riverside, Wandsworth Bridge to Battersea Heliport: part 2 – planning agreements and public access

There’s a separate post discussing issues with public access to the riverside.  This post digs into the planning details for the riverside developments and the agreements which together create a public highway. From Wandsworth Bridge, going South-West to North-East up to the heliport, there are five major developments: Battersea Reach Mendip & Sherwood Wharves Plantation … Continue reading Wandsworth Riverside, Wandsworth Bridge to Battersea Heliport: part 2 – planning agreements and public access

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