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Bike Taxis open for business (free)

Bike Taxis are the latest great idea from the team which brought you the Bike Train. The Bike Train has fans (lots of them) but we recognise it can’t be perfect for everyone. That’s why we are introducing Bike Taxis. … Read More

Sixty-six in a 20mph zone

A cyclist was holding this speed gun. He showed the police the problem and now the Met is joining in. In between catching speeding drivers the Community Speedwatch volunteers have been training policemen how to hold a speedgun and now … Read More

Harper Road (again)

This road matters because it is (theoretically) part of a Quietway called the Southwark Spine. Currently as the council modestly admits it is “in concept design” and has been for 8 years. This is because Tfl says it’s not good … Read More

Wanted: cycling contra-flow on St Thomas St

Well this is embarrassing. TfL “engaged” with its public about making St Thomas St one-way. The public hated the idea. Key concerns by this public included “the lack of two-way cycling provision along the length of this street”. Help, someone, what … Read More

Rye Lane to close from January 7th

And it will stay closed for more than a year. “Approximately 13months” says Southern Gas Networks. All buses and cars will be diverted via Copeland Road except the P13 which will use Lyndhurst Way. Cyclists …………well, seven years after negotiations began … Read More

Closing roads around schools

Campaign as hard as you like for active travel to school and cleaner air in playgrounds, parents won’t let their children cycle if it’s dangerous for them to do so. Time to get serious and keep the school-rush at bay.

My … Read More

One Minute Action: protect the award-winning Dante Road closure off CS 7

This road closure has won an award as the Healthy Streets Community Project of 2018. Tell Southwark Council we agree that it’s great and we want to keep it. 

The nomination (by LB Southwark) says: Dante Road and Brook Drive are narrow … Read More

Quietways: critical fails analysis rides

These are the first seven Quietways. Tfl reckons there are (or will be) lots more now. But are they any good? Just one bad junction is enough to send would-be new riders back to the bus. These bad bits are … Read More

60 Healthy Riders out on Saturday (29th Sept)

We had 30 riders on our Southwark Healthy Ride last Saturday.  Our sister group in Bexley also had 30 riders.  So in the beautiful autumn sunshine last Saturday there were 60 cyclists out enjoying an easy-paced ride thanks to the … Read More

Routeing Southwark Spine down Barry Road

This is Barry Road. It is the long straight ugly, polluted, dangerous speed-track from the Plough to the Rye. Only a council could be astonished to learn that drivers go fast on it. Average speeds exceed 24mph. Some people are going … Read More

Support the One-way filter on Quietway 7

A filter on Champion Hill but unhappily only stopping rat-running traffic in one direction. Still half a loaf is better than none. So what does this one do? The good news is that it’s an experiment and that it’s happening … Read More