Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Lambeth Cyclists meeting this evening in Stockwell

We hope you can join us this evening, Tuesday 18 November 2014, for our meeting.

At the meeting we will be looking at all the latest cycling developments in the borough including the new proposals for Vauxhall Cross.We will also be talking about future rides, the Made in Lambeth event and plans for next year. All welcome - we usually go on to a pub nearby afterwards to continue discussions.

The meeting will take place at the Stockwell Resource Centre, 1 Studley Road, SW4 7:30-9:00pm. The Centre is located behind Stockwell tube station with cycle parking in the forecourt.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Lambeth Cyclists Architecture Ride 29 November 2014: Forgotten Cemeteries and Plague Pits

Join us on Saturday 29 November 2014 for our next ride around the London landscape when we will be looking at how the city has dealt with death over the years.

Come on this easy-going all day ride for a tour of some quiet green places that hardly anyone notices, forgotten and overlooked in the bustle of London life, some of which were once scenes of unimaginable filth and squalor that eventually gave rise to public outrage.
London plague pit - photo Historic-uk.com

Often street names and plaques are the only clues in this treasure hunt of social history which will take us to public gardens, lonely burial grounds and lumpy churchyards.

This leisurely, largely level ride with frequent stops will cover sites in the East End and possibly Hackney and Camden if time permits.

This will be an all-day ride with a lunch stop. We will aim be back in central London by around 4.30 so you will need lights.

Meet: Saturday 29 November 2014 10:00am for 10:15 start at Drury Lane Gardens, Covent Garden. near junction Russell St and Drury Lane, WC2B 5SN. Latecomers can catch us up at St Bride's, Fleet St, our first stop.

Ride led by Marion Houghton. For further information on the ride contact Mark Knox - 07765 945530/ mpknox@care4free.net

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Space for Cycling at Vauxhall Cross? TfL lay out initial plans to transform area

Transport for London have released their initial proposals which aim to transform Vauxhall Cross making the whole area more cycle friendly and therefore more people friendly.

TfL are proposing to end the one-way system at Vauxhall and the surrounding roads as well as bring in improvements to the bus, rail and tube station and create a new public space around Vauxhall station. The effect, it is hoped, will be to make Vauxhall more than just a transport interchange.

These plans, developed with Lambeth, follow on from the 2012 Lambeth supplementary planning document (to which Lambeth Cyclists responded). and come in the light of new residential and business developments which will see 18,000 new homes being built and 25,000 new jobs being created in the area.

The proposals are the first stage in the process of transforming Vauxhall Cross - following this consultation TfL will come back with further plans in 2015 and following further consultation the changes are likely to be brought in by 2020. These proposals are in addition to the cycle superhighway proposals which will be implemented next year.

Lambeth Cyclists welcome TfL's proposals for Vauxhall Cross as we believe that they will create space for cycling and make the area more people friendly. We have been campaigning to end the one-way system for over 15 years and look forward to a pedestrian and cycle friendly Vauxhall Cross.

See the full TfL Vauxhall Cross proposals on the TfL Vauxhall Cross consultation page, - the closing date for responses is 19 December 2014.

Come and hear more about the plans at Tfl consultation meetings
Saturday 22 November 2014 11am-4pm: St Peter's Church, Kennington Lane, SE11
Wednesday 26 November 2014 6pm-9pm Wheatsheaf Hall, off South Lambeth Road, SW8 

Tuesday 9 December 2014 10am-6pm Carmelita Centre, Vauxhall Gardens Estate, SE11

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Oval junction to be transformed: TfL plans get green light

The roads around Oval junction are set to be made much more cycle friendly following confirmation from Transport for London that they will go ahead with the ambitious plans for the junctions outlined in July.

TfL image of Kennington Park Road on lambethcyclists.org.uk

The original proposals, published in July 2014, were developed with Lambeth Cyclists and the wider London Cycling Campaign as part of the Mayor of London's Better Junctions initiative.

Following a public consultation in which the majority of responses welcomed the scheme the plans are set to be fully implemented.

This means that the four junctions at Kennington Park Road, Clapham Road, Camberwell New Road and Brixton Road will be redesigned to give priority to cyclists (see map below or on Tfl website). Additional measures such as banning left turns and introducing mandatory two metre cycle lanes will cut down on speeding traffic and make the area more cycle friendly. The green space in the middle of the road opposite Oval tube station is also set to be upgraded and improved. Work is set to begin in December 2014 and will be completed by April 2015.

TfL map of Oval junction improvements on lambethcyclists,org,uk


Read the full TfL  response to the consultation
See the original plans

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Free Dr Bike, bike marking and safety advice next Monday morning Wyvil Primary School SW8

Vauxhall Sky Gardens in conjunction with the Metropolitan Police are offering a free cycle safety awareness events next Monday morning, 27 October 2014, 7:30-10am at Wyvil Primary School, South Lanbeth Road, SW8.

Get your bike checked and adjusted so that its safe for autumn and winter riding, get it registered with the Police so that if found you can be easily reunited with it and see how to avoid getting into lorry drivers' blind spots.

Further information below
Cycle safety awareness event flyer on lambethcyclists,org,uk

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Lambeth Cyclists meeting this evening 7:30pm Stockwell

We hope you can join us this evening, Tuesday 21 October 2014, for our meeting.

At the meeting we will be looking at all the latest cycling developments in the borough including the Loughborouh Junction and Myatt's Fields proposals. We also be looking at the Clapham Old Town redevelopment which opened to great fanfare at the start of the summer but can only be described as 'good in parts' for cyclists. We will be offering feedback on the development to Lambeth so that we hope it can be improved and made more cycle friendly.

The meeting will take place at the Stockwell Resource Centre, 1 Studley Road, SW4 7:30-9:00pm. The Centre is located behind Stockwell tube station with cycle parking in the forecourt.