Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Discuss Lambeth's future cycling network this Thursday

Councillor Jenny Brathwaite, Lambeth's Cabinet Member for Environment and Sustainability, is holding her first Healthy Streets Forum this Thursday in Brixton. The intention is to help shape Lambeth's Cycle Network strategy. Please come along if you would like to help Lambeth identify and prioritise steps towards creating a dense network of convenient cycle routes that appeal to all ages and abilities

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/healthy-streets-forum-help-shape-lambeths-cycle-network-strategy-tickets-32432247726

Monday, 13 March 2017

Architecture ride: Croydon, south London's Alphaville

Join us on Sunday 26 March for our next architecture themed ride.

The "Alphaville" of South London, Croydon is an ambitious, confident and sometimes gritty Edge City to its big sister just 10 miles away.

With more than its fair share of negative press since it was reborn in the 1960s and designed unashamedly for the car, nonetheless it has many architectural highlights.

We'll ride to see the famous skyscrapers of "mini Manhattan" as well as innovative housing estates, Medieval palaces and Victorian Gothic industrial architecture.

Join us on Sunday 26 March, we will meet at 10.30am outside East Croydon rail station. Note the change of date since our newsletter sent to members by post in early March.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

TfL reports back after Brixton Hill and Streatham Hill consultations

Lambeth based members of the London Cycling Campaign should have just received the latest London Cyclist magazine and the Lambeth Cyclists' newsletter in the post. Here is one of the updates from our newsletter.

Last autumn, Transport for London consulted on changes to bus lanes on Brixton Hill and on Streatham Hill. Now TfL has issued its responses to the issues raised in the consultations.

The two separate reports highlight the demand for improved cycling safety on this stretch of the A23, the summaries of most frequently made comments included:
  • Calls for protected cycling facilities along the A23 and at major junctions 
  • Calls for bus lane operating hours to be extended to improve cycling safety
     
Next steps: No space for cycling
Despite the arguments for safer cycling, the plans will proceed with only minor changes, which will leave this key route unappealing as a cycle option for most people. This presents a real challenge to Lambeth's cycle network and the Council and local councillors must press TfL for better conditions.