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Consultations

Quietways: critical fails analysis rides

October 3, 2018 |

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

Routeing Southwark Spine down Barry Road

October 1, 2018 |

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

Record numbers on Quietway 1

July 17, 2018 |

The success story of the Southwark section of Quietway 1 continues. Recent counts at morning and evening peaks show a further increase in cyclists over those already reported from previous years (https://southwarkcyclists.org.uk/5479-2/).

The graph shows a steady increase now … Read More

St Thomas St consultation – we say “strongly disagree” because eastbound cycling not allowed.

April 11, 2018 |

Southwark Cyclists have responded negatively to the plans for St Thomas St.  The proposal does reduce motor traffic levels and speeds (if enforced).  But crucially it does not allow cycling in both directions and does not allow cyclists to get … Read More

New Southwark Spine proposals – are they up to much? (spoiler: they are not)

November 19, 2017 |

A simple test for good cycling infrastructure: if you can’t take your less confident non-cycling loved one on it then it isn’t up to par. If conditions mean it is uncomfortable to hold a leisurely chat, then that’s also a … Read More

Cycle Superhighway 4

November 3, 2017 |

IOur campaigning team working on Cycle Superhighway 4. It’s finally here: Transport for London have opened consultation on Cycle Superhighway 4 from Tower Bridge to Greenwich. And it’s looking good. Give us a friendly wave.

www.tfl.gov.uk/cs4

This is a very well-designed scheme. Looking at the sections in Southwark, you will be able to cycle on a continuous 2km bidirectional cycle lane, 3-4m wide. And it will be both convenient and safe.

More information on how CS4 will look from the point of view of pedestrians and bus and car users is on our CS4 pages, or click Campaigns > Current consultations.  This will provide information useful if discussing the scheme with non-cyclists.

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Camberwell Grove closure: but what about…?

October 21, 2017 |

We want Camberwell Grove bridge kept as a cycling / walking bridge only:

https://membership.lcc.org.uk/take-action-keep-camberwell-grove-bridge-closed

Since some people have concerns about keeping motor traffic off the bridge, we hope this post will help. Read More

Southwark Cyclists (and friends) Quietway 83 Excursion and Report

June 16, 2017 |

 

On the 19th of May a group of hardy travellers set out to investigate what Southwark council plans to do with a soon-to-be-developed route: (the Southwark section of) Quietway 83. At the moment there is no … Read More

Southwark Spine update – May 2017

May 8, 2017 |

Members of Southwark Cyclists had a meeting last week (May 3rd) about the Southwark Spine route with project manager Albert Ang and design manager Hugh McCarthy.

The short-term proposal is for the Spine to link up with the proposed Quietway … Read More

Portland Street close passes

May 4, 2017 |

To get from Burgess Park at the south to New Kent Road at the north, the Quietway 7 goes up Portland Street (the lesser, not the Great), over East Street, and up Brandon Street.

This route has recently had the … Read More