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Cycling in Ice and Snow

January 12, 2017 |

As we discussed this in our meeting last night, I was asked to post ……….

In the UK – and in London winter weather is rarely bad enough to make cycling impossible. But when we do get snow and ice, … Read More

St Thomas Street (London Bridge) clear

August 30, 2016 |

St Thomas St is clear.  This is the road that runs on the south side of London Bridge Station from Bermondsey St to Borough High St.  It is resurfaced and has east pointing crossing lights (not active).  So the plan … Read More

Jubilee Quietway – Blackfriars Rd to Tower Bridge Rd – Response to Consultation

November 7, 2015 |

Plans for the sections of the “Jubilee” Line Quietway from Nicholson St to Tanner St have been out to consultation, with this closing on Nov 9th 2015 (see https://consultations.southwark.gov.uk/)

There are some excellent features – notably 2 new filters to … Read More

Creating the best people environment around London Bridge Station

November 4, 2015 |

London Bridge Station is being transformed. This provides the opportunity to look at the area around the station and ask: “How can we make this better for pedestrians and cyclists?”  A Cycle Superhighway along Tooley Street and crossing London Bridge … Read More

Proposal for a new route – The Five Parks route

September 10, 2015 |

The Five Parks route:  a proposal for a leisure cycling and walking route linking the principal green spaces in Southwark

Southwark Cyclists have been running Saturday morning “Healthy Rides” for many years. Routes for these easy-paced leisure rides often include … 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

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

Look – No Bollards! Work on Quietway 1 gets underway

February 13, 2015 |

Work on the eastern sections of Quietway 1 has started.  Photo shows the link between Oxley Close and Chaucer Drive.  This is where the “Forest of Bollards” used to be.  No bollards at all now, so locals are driving through!  … Read More

Better Cycle Infrastructure in Southwark

January 25, 2015 |

Rik Andrew was invited to lead a discussion of cycling infrastructure at the meeting on Jan 14th 2015.       Favourite quotes: “One major hazard on a route will deter 98% of potential users”;  Regarding the proposed Central Grid, … Read More

Safe Cycle Route and Junction Design

January 8, 2015 |

Open session of Southwark Cyclists to start the next regular Wednesday meeting.  Starts 6.30pm at Better Bankside on Wednesday January 14th 2015.

Rik Andrew, Co-Chair of the LCC Infrastructure Review Group will present his views and lead a discussion on … Read More