Crisps continue

Over the summer Lambeth Cyclists have continued to work with Transport for London on Cycle Route Implementation and Stakeholder Plans (CRISPs) across the borough – most recently on the route along the A3 from Clapham Common to Elephant and Castle. CRISPs allow TfL’s consultants to gain first hand knowledge of what conditions are like on the ground by cycling along the route with those of us who use it on a regular basis.
Lambeth Cyclists cycling along the A23 Streatham Hill

The results of the CRISP are used to assess the effectiveness of existing cycling facilities and to inform proposals for how the route could be improved. As you might imagine the A3 CRISP highlighted improvements that could be made to the Stockwell one way system, the area outside Oval tube station and problems that cyclists can have accessing Elephant and Castle.

The CRISP programme will continue in the autumn by looking at the TfL red routes in the South of the borough (generally the larger roads such as the A23, A3, A205 etc) over the next few months. So if you use a Red Route as part of your regular cycle journey and would like to contribute to this process let us know. Details of the CRISP arrangements will be circulated on the email group or contact Philip Loy.


Lambeth Cyclists architecture ride: 19 August 2006: From H to O: water for health, wealth and pleasure

Cyclists gathering outside Oval station, SW9 on
In August 23 of us, led by Chris James had a very interesting day looking at the water facilities of London. We visited MDF drinking fountains and cattle troughs (not the MDF we know, but the Metropolitan Drinking Foundation), learnt about the massive sewage pipe which has resulted in the Victoria Embankment and were reminded again about the great engineering feats of the Victorians in bringing water down from Hertfordshire without pumps. Thanks to Chris for the time and effort he spent putting together such an enjoyable and rewarding ride.