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Southwark Cyclists | February 26, 2015

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Central Grid in Southwark – a progress report

February 22, 2015 |

Where we are at Feb 20th 2015 – report compiled by Bruce Lynn


  • As the map shows, in Southwark we are not doing badly.
  • By the end of 2016 we should have all the E-W grid routes, and … Read More

Healthy Ride Report – Feb 21st 2015

February 22, 2015 |

Canada Water to Woolwich Arsenal. Leader Bruce. Only 3 riders, plus Bruce, for this ride. Dry and cold, but overnight rain had stopped. Met with Nigel’s ride at Greenwich.  They were just setting off in search of William Morris.  … Read More

Bridging the Thames: Brunel Bridge

February 20, 2015 |

Sustrans is working on plans for a new cycling and walking bridge and this is their latest proposal. It would run from Durand’s Wharf on the south bank to the West India Dock Impounding Station at Canary Wharf. Sustrans are … Read More

Urban Cycle Loan Scheme for Southwark

February 19, 2015 |

Southwark Council have approved and funded the Urban Cycle Loan Scheme for a year, starting in March 2015. This scheme has run previously in several boroughs including Lewisham (link here It is delivered by the London Cyclists Project Team, … Read More

Healthy Ride Report – Feb 14th 2015

February 15, 2015 |

11 riders set out from Canada Water on a dry, overcast day with David leading. Followed a familiar route across Russia Woodland to the Thames path. Then through Deptford, across the new bridge and on to the Greenwich foot tunnel. … Read More

Draft Cycling Strategy – Comments from Southwark Cyclists

February 13, 2015 |

Southwark Borough Council published its draft Cycling Strategy in November 2014 (see post here). Southwark Cyclists submitted 16 pages of comments! Below are some highlights. For the full document, click this link: Southwark_Cyclists_Response_LBS_Cycling_Strategy_v05. Unfortunately the Council’s draft has now disappeared … Read More

Look – No Bollards! Work on Quietway 1 gets underway

February 13, 2015 |

Work on the eastern sections of Quietway 1 has started.  Photo shows the link between Oxley Close and Chaucer Drive.  This is where the “Forest of Bollards” used to be.  No bollards at all now, so locals are driving through!  … Read More

Better Cycle Infrastructure in Southwark

January 25, 2015 |

Rik Andrew was invited to lead a discussion of cycling infrastructure at the meeting on Jan 14th 2015.       Favourite quotes: “One major hazard on a route will deter 98% of potential users”;  Regarding the proposed Central Grid, … Read More

Healthy Ride Report – 24th Jan 2015

January 25, 2015 |

Beautiful sunny morning saw 15 riders gathered in Peckham Square. First stop was Telegraph Hill where the views were really clear after the overnight rain. Then north-west to Brookmill Park at the north end, but not before replacing an inner … Read More

Deptford Creek Bridge Opens

January 24, 2015 |

The new swing bridge on Deptford Creek opened on Monday Jan 19th 2015.  This takes the Thames path and National Cycle route 4 across between the Deptford side of the creek (by the Tsar statue) and the Greenwich side, now … Read More

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