Sunday, 26 April 2015

Ensuring cycle safety during road works in north Lambeth/Southwark

Southwark and Lambeth Cyclists are riding the road works in the northern parts of our boroughs with TFL,


Our aim is safer space for cycling and you can help by emailing issues (with photos if available) to southwark@lcc.org.uk .

The number of road changes going on in London is huge, with any one scheme going through many phases of on-site changes, with different continually changing temporary road layouts.

One lorry, or bus, can knock structures and make a previously safe area unsafe for cyclists. You may be the first to see this.

A small group of Southwark and Lambeth cyclists met up with a TfL road works traffic management engineer on Thursday morning and rode through Blackfriars Rd, Elephant and Castle, the Oval junctions, Kennington Road and Harleyford Road. We noted issues and took photos with the TfL engineer.

We saw some potentially dangerous schemes and discussed with the engineer measures that could improve them. Some changes were implemented on the day.

We will repeat the exercise over the coming weeks.

We hope that those involved in road works traffic management, e.g. contractors and on site managers, will gain a better understanding of cycle specific dangers, and guard against them. TfL also are keen to learn. We can help them with our experience and knowledge. We can let them see through our eyes and learn through our experiences.

Please keep us updated with your *pictures* – we need road name, direction and a short line on the issue PLEASE!! Especially when there’s been a sudden change. Due to the rapid changes of some layouts, a picture is strongly requested.
Send them to southwark@lcc.org.uk

Friday, 24 April 2015

Lambeth Cyclists ride this Sunday: Medieval and Tudor South West London

Join us on Sunday 26 April 2015 for our next leisurely ride around the London cityscape. This month we will be cycling around looking at the surprisingly numerous, but often overlooked, Medieval and Tudor building remains in South West London.

St Mary's Chessington (source stmaryschessington.org)
This train assisted-ride will start at Vauxhall Station where we will catch the train to Chessington South before heading on a route taking in Old Malden, Kingston, Ham and finally Richmond upon Thames. We will then either take the train or cycle back to Vauxhall.

The easy-going ride will be mostly along back roads and lanes. We will stop for lunch in a pub in Kingston

Meet Sunday 26 April 2015 9:40am Vauxhall Station to catch the 9:55 train to Chessington South, or meet us at Chessington at 10:25.  

If running late, you could catch the next train half an hour later and get off at Malden Manor.  

All welcome: no need to let us know in advance: just turn up with a roadworthy bike

Contact ride leader Anthony Gilmour 07951 572330

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Lambeth Cyclists meeting this evening: hear from Lambeth Cycle Programme Manager

Quietways? Space for Cycling? Vauxhall Cross? Stockwell? Lambeth Cycling Strategy? What next for cycling in Lambeth?
Lambeth cycle rack on lambethcyclists.org.uk

Come to our next meeting on Tuesday 21 April 2015 when we will be joined by Lambeth Council's Cycle Programme Manager Richard Ambler.

Richard will give us an update on the proposed Quietways in Lambeth (running from Waterloo to Croydon, Waterloo to Greenwich and Elephant and Castle to Crystal Palace) as well as plans for the next set of Quietways.

He will also provide us with an update on the Lambeth Cycling Strategy and major infrastructure works being undertaken in the borough such as changes to Vauxhall Cross, Stockwell. This will also be an opportunity to ask Richard about the progress in achieving our Space for Cycling ward asks.

This will also be an opportunity for us to provide feedback and to ask questions about cycling in the borough and raise any individual junctions/ problems.

Join us for our meeting at 7:30 - 9pm on Tuesday 21 April 2015 at the Stockwell Resource Centre, 1 Studley Road, SW4 (behind Stockwell tube station) - there is ample cycle parking in the Centre forecourt. 

Friday, 17 April 2015

Lambeth Cyclists Architecture Ride 26 April 2015 Medieval and Tudor South West London

Join us on Sunday 26 April 2015 for our next leisurely ride around the London cityscape. This month we will be cycling around looking at the surprisingly numerous, but often overlooked, Medieval and Tudor building remains in South West London.

St Mary's Chessington (source stmaryschessington.org)
This train assisted-ride will start at Vauxhall Station where we will catch the train to Chessington South before heading on a route taking in Old Malden, Kingston, Ham and finally Richmond upon Thames. We will then either take the train or cycle back to Vauxhall.

The easy-going ride will be mostly along back roads and lanes. We will stop for lunch in a pub in Kingston

Meet Sunday 26 April 2015 9:40am Vauxhall Station to catch the 9:55 train to Chessington South, or meet us at Chessington at 10:25.  

If running late, you could catch the next train half an hour later and get off at Malden Manor.  

All welcome: no need to let us know in advance, just turn up with a roadworthy bike

Contact ride leader Anthony Gilmour 07951 572330

Friday, 10 April 2015

What next for cycling in Lambeth? Join us for our meeting 21 April 2015 to hear from Lambeth's Cycle Programme Manager

Quietways? Space for Cycling? Vauxhall Cross? Stockwell? Lambeth Cycling Strategy? What next for cycling in Lambeth?
Lambeth cycle rack on lambethcyclists.org.uk

Come to our next meeting on Tuesday 21 April 2015 when we will be joined by Lambeth Council's Cycle Programme Manager Richard Ambler.

Richard will give us an update on the proposed Quietways in Lambeth (running from Waterloo to Croydon, Waterloo to Greenwich and Elephant and Castle to Crystal Palace) as well as plans for the next set of Quietways.

He will also provide us with an update on the Lambeth Cycling Strategy and major infrastructure works being undertaken in the borough such as changes to Vauxhall Cross, Stockwell. This will also be an opportunity to ask Richard about the progress in achieving our Space for Cycling ward asks.

This will also be an opportunity for us to provide feedback and to ask questions about cycling in the borough and raise any individual junctions/ problems.

Join us for our meeting at 7:30 - 9pm on Tuesday 21 April 2015 at the Stockwell Resource Centre, 1 Studley Road, SW4 (behind Stockwell tube station) - there is ample cycle parking in the Centre forecourt.