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Southwark Cyclists | May 24, 2015

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Construction and road works

Cycle Road works patrol – 15th May 2015

May 19, 2015 |

So we went on another patrol last Friday – with Michael Barret of TFL plus Charly from Lambeth  cyclists plus TFL project managers Alan Lofts and Sylvie Glossop.  The outcome is attached – thanks to Charlie and Alan for photos.

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Quietway 1: first junction modified

March 19, 2015 |

History was made last week in Southwark.  OK – its not quite on the scale of the signing of Magna Carta.  But it is important for cycling in London.

The first junction on one of the Quietways promised in the … 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

Brunel Bridge

December 2, 2014 |

The autumn infrastructure plan announced today (Dec 4th, 2014) is pretty depressing reading (https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/381884/2902895_NationalInfrastructurePlan2014_acc.pdf).  15 billion for roads, 114 million for the 8 “cycling cities”.  So cycling just 0.76% of infrastructure spend on transport.  Puts some of the coalition’s fine … Read More

Deptford Creek Swing Bridge – Nearly ready

November 17, 2014 |

Recent pictures from Greenwich Cyclists and intelligence from Healthy Rider David Senior show the long-awaited bridge on National Route 4 swinging.  Cannot find a date for official opening, however.  (Photos Courtesy Anthony Austin’s neighbour Derek Kinchington)

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Quietway 2 – First consultation responses

August 16, 2014 |

Quietway 2, specifically the large part running through Southwark, is the first to reach the public consultation stage.  Southwark Cyclists had a good look at the plans at the last meeting (Aug 13th) and subsequently quite a bit of discussion … Read More

Parking on CS7 – a common problem

June 23, 2014 |

Nice example of inconsiderate, illegal parking.  While we were having our Bike Week Breakfast at the Isalnd Cafe on Southwark Park Road (see post below), a large articulated truck stopped opposite on a double yellow on the Cycle Superhighway.  This … Read More

Elephant and Castle improvements revealed

March 4, 2014 |

Further to the announcement on improving 33 road junctions in London, four in Southwark, made last week as part of the Mayor’s cycling programme, images have been released of the proposal for the redevelopment of the northern roundabout at Elephant … Read More

Cute little traffic lights coming our way

December 20, 2013 |

On Dec 13th the Dept for Transport announced a trial of low level lights “to boost cyclists’ safety”.  Two of the 11 trial sites are in Southark, on the west bypass (CS7) at the Elephant (see map).  Both sites are … Read More

Improvements planned for NR4 near Blackfriars Bridge

December 20, 2013 |

Many of you will have cycled National Route 4 parallel to the river.  The section from Tate Modern to Upper Ground has always been a problem as it involves a large detour on to busy Southwark St.  Made worse recently … Read More

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