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Cycle and road safety

Street closures at Southwark schools to expand

January 18, 2019 |

At least fourteen Southwark schools will be protected by road closures at opening and home times by 2022. That’s the pledge of lead councillor Richard Livingstone, the man in charge of promoting active travel, cycling and clean air.

The council … Read More

Rye Lane closed: cyclists walking round the works

January 7, 2019 |

The good news is that cycling up Rye Lane is still allowed but there is about 20 m of pushing your bike up congested Rye Lane pavements. The second bit of good news is that the buses have gone.

Apart … Read More

One-way filter on Quietway 7 gets the go-ahead for trial

December 18, 2018 |

A trial filter on Champion Hill has been given the go-ahead and should be in place by February 11th. It’s only one-way but that’s better than nothing. Most people (57%) who responded to the consultation supported the trial, rising to … Read More

Wanted: cycling contra-flow on St Thomas St

November 6, 2018 |

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

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

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