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Cycle and road safety

Closing roads around schools

October 10, 2018 |

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

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

One-way filter on Quietway 7. Any good?

October 1, 2018 |

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? Or rather what will it do because it’s not going in until … Read More

Tideway Patrol 31 8 2018

September 14, 2018 |

Please see attached report of the most recent Tideway patrol

Tideway road works patrol 30 aug v3-1

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London Partnership Cycle Challenge

September 12, 2018 |

The winners of the 2018 London Partnership Cycle Challenge (LPCC) are the London Ambulance Service. Keeping cyclists alive comes naturally to them.

Just behind them on points was Team Bromley with Team Tideway in third. TfL Velo-ceraptors … Read More

Floored by a hit-and-run?

June 4, 2018 |

Here’s something you can do after you’ve picked yourself up, examined the damage and scoured the neighbourhood for CCTV. Rat runs can be dangerous places, infested with rats who run you down and don’t stop. Here’s a couple of ways to … Read More

Bishopsgate (A10) junction with Wormwood Street

September 1, 2017 |

The UKPN traffic management proposals involved a southbound closure to all traffic to facilitate utility connections for 100 Bishopsgate.

TfL and UKPN investigated a cycle way through the works to mitigate the approx. 800 commuters during the morning peak. Due … Read More

Close Pass – and why do buses not keep to the speed limit?

August 2, 2017 |

 

This is a video of one of our members being close passed by a bus

It hung behind him when it had to and then accelerated past, cutting him up

This has led to an examination of the “red … Read More

No Close Pass

July 25, 2017 |

It started in the West Midlands and spread. The Met weren’t impressed but then borough police did it in Camden. Upstaged by Midlands and borough police the Met Cycle Cops came good. They did it in Southwark.

Southwark Cyclists gave … Read More