Wandsworth Common victory

Following 10 years of uncertainty the cycle tracks across Tooting and Wandsworth Commons have been given the go-ahead by Transport Secretary Alastair Darling.

Arcane legal arguments and vigorous opposition to cycle tracks by one or two vocal local residents have meant that it has been illegal to cycle on the Commons in spite of vigorous campaigning in favour of cycle tracks by Wansdworth and Lambeth Cyclists, local residents and local schools. The Commons are important commuter and leisure routes and so will benefit all South London cyclists.