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Cycling Promotion

Hostile Streets – new report from GLA Transport Committee

December 22, 2017 |

This month (December 2017) a new report lambasts TfL for not implementing the Mayor’s Healthy Streets agenda.  It also proposed a serious look at Chris Boardman’s proposal to change the priority at junctions so that turning traffic gives way to … Read More

Cycle to Work Day Sept 13th – Lots of Prizes!

September 8, 2017 |

Take the Bike Train and you can enter a national prize draw.  Details at https://www.cycletoworkday.org/   In fact you do not even have to use the Bike Train – anyone pledging to cycle to work on the 13th can enter.  So … Read More

Active travel to work really is good for your health and well-being

December 2, 2016 |

This post is directed at those thinking of starting commuting by bike.  We have known for a long time that people who exercise are fitter and healthier than those who do not.  But does exercise in the form of active … Read More

Cycling and the OKRAAP

July 28, 2015 |

OKRAAP =Old Kent Road Area Action Plan

Southwark Cyclists were invited to make a short presentation at the latest Forum session on July 27th organised by Southwark Council as part of their consultation process.  I did this and used the … Read More

Urban Cycle Loan Scheme for Southwark

February 19, 2015 |

Southwark Council have approved and funded the Urban Cycle Loan Scheme for a year, starting in March 2015. This scheme has run previously in several boroughs including Lewisham (link here http://lcc.org.uk/articles/lewisham-cycle-loan-scheme). It is delivered by the London Cyclists Project Team, … Read More

Draft Cycling Strategy – Comments from Southwark Cyclists

February 13, 2015 |

Southwark Borough Council published its draft Cycling Strategy in November 2014 (see post here). Southwark Cyclists submitted 16 pages of comments! Below are some highlights. For the full document, click this link: Southwark_Cyclists_Response_LBS_Cycling_Strategy_v05. Unfortunately the Council’s draft has now disappeared … Read More

Public Health Case for Cycling

November 28, 2014 |

The public health case for active travel (cycling and walking) is overwhelming.  But is still not getting through to policy-makers.  So when Southwark Cyclists were invited to prepare a paper for the Southwark Council Scrutiny Committee on this topic we … Read More

Southwark Council pledges money to extend Cycle Hire in the Borough

January 27, 2014 |

The current Cycle Hire scheme stops just south of Elephant and Castle and there are no docking stations east of Tower Bridge Road on the south side of the river.

At last Wednesday’s Council meeting, Cllr. Peter John and Cllr. … Read More