Category Archives: Croydon Cycling Campaign

Let’s give Crystal Palace’s streets a chance to breathe again

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Even ward councillors need to check what petitions they are signing, and what their party policies are. AUSTEN COOPER sifts through some of the contradictory opposition to road closures in Upper Norwood Let’s get one thing straight. The … Continue reading

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Posted in Croydon Council, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Cycling, Pat Ryan, Stephen Mann, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Dockless scheme launched as Croydon stays in bike slow lane

Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, finds the council adding a dash of Lime to its otherwise questionable green credentials Just as the rest of the country appears to be abandoning dockless bicycle hire schemes, Croydon Council has belatedly jumped aboard … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Bikes, Business, Community associations, Commuting, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Cycling, East Croydon, Lime bicycles, TfL, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Old Town underpasses to be filled thanks to £10m TfL grant

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON on moves to remove a barrier to pedestrians and cyclists which has seen the town centre split in half more than half a century The dingy, often intimidating and piss-tainted pedestrian subways under the Croydon Flyover … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Commuting, Croydon Council, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Cycling, Joy Prince, Robert Canning, Stuart King, TfL, Transport, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Cyclists call on Mayor to apply his own policies at Purley Way

TfL wants to spend the thick-end of £100m on making one of Croydon’s busiest road junctions even more hostile for pedestrians and cyclists, all to satisfy developers Westfield. AUSTEN COOPER says the road plans are ‘a patchwork of good, poor … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Cycling, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Purley Way, Sadiq Khan, TfL, Transport, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Saddle up for Croydon Cyclists’ Ghost Tour, Nov 20

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Time has come to park the ban on cycling in Croydon’s parks

Elected on a manifesto which promised a clean, green borough, Labour’s delivery on cycling in Croydon has been, at best, sub-optimal. Disappearing cycle lanes on South End and London Road might be bad enough, but the abandonment of the car-free … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, Croydon Council, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Croydon parks, Cycling, Environment, Friends of Wandle Park, Lloyd Park, TfL, Transport, Wandle Park | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Bookings open now for summer holiday Bikeability courses

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Croydon needs to race for a Superhighway for a real legacy

CROYDON COMMENTARY: After three deadly accidents involving cyclists in Croydon in the past month, AUSTEN COOPER says that our borough’s roads are overdue a modern transport infrastructure Tomorrow evening sees the return of the Pearl Izumi Tour Series that last … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, Croydon Council, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Cycling, Cycling, Selhurst, Sport, TfL, Timothy Godfrey, Transport | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Croydon inter-faith bike ride and picnic, June 5

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Making our roads a safer place needs enforcement action

CROYDON COMMENTARY: One of our MPs has written to constituents expressing his disappointment at council proposals for 20mph speed limits on residential roads. On one matter, AUSTEN COOPER agrees with the MP I took this picture, left, yesterday, and tweeted … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Cycling, East Croydon, Environment, Gavin Barwell, New Addington, Policing, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

It’s jams today and jams tomorrow with TfL’s Fiveways scheme

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Transport for London’s announcement this week of its preferred option for a road scheme at the Purley Way by Waddon Station has generally been regarded as the least bad of two bad choices. Here, AUSTEN COOPER highlights some … Continue reading

Posted in Broad Green, Community associations, Commuting, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Cycling, Cycling, Purley Way, Transport, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Norbury Avenue rat run re-opened and is ‘unsafe’ say cyclists

As Inside Croydon reported before the Bank Holiday weekend, Croydon Council has abandoned its Quietway scheme along Norbury Avenue without completing the intended trial period, and all done with seemingly indecent haste, if the state of the signage left behind … Continue reading

Posted in Community associations, Commuting, Croydon Council, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Croydon Greens, Cycling, Environment, Mayor of London, Norbury, Pat Ryan, Thornton Heath, Tony Newman, Transport | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Cyclists appeal after council abandons trial road closure

Disconnected Croydon, the borough that runs consultations without trying too hard to tell its residents, is soon to develop a reputation for abandoning trials midway through, before they have run their course. The bollards in the centre of the road … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Bikes, Boris Johnson, Commuting, Connected Croydon, Croydon Council, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Cycling, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Norbury, Planning, Thornton Heath, Tony Newman, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Council provides a cycle hub after removing the spokes

Only in Croydon. The grand opening of a cycle hub and hire scheme at East Croydon last week had to be postponed… because of a collision on George Street between a bus and a pedestrian, which saw the road closed … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Bikes, Commuting, Croydon Council, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Cycling, Cycling, East Croydon, Environment, Fairfield, Health, Mayor of London, Norbury, Parking, Planning, Property, Robert Canning, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Labour go for six of the best to become next London Mayor

Londoners – of all political persuasions, and of none – will have six to choose from this summer when the Labour Party stages its first ever open primary to select its candidate to run for London Mayor in 2016. A … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Boris Johnson, Christian Wolmar, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Environment, Housing, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Outside Croydon, Sadiq Khan, Steve O'Connell, Val Shawcross | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Croydon cycle race crash that could have ended in tragedy

Tuesday night’s cycle race in central Croydon narrowly avoided tragedy, according to one of Britain’s most respected Paralympic champions. Sarah Storey, the winner of 11 Paralympic gold medals across two sports at four separate Games, was sent crashing as a … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Olympics, Business, Connected Croydon, Croydon Council, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Cycling, Fairfield, Sport, Surrey Street, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

UnConnected Croydon where cycle lanes become dead ends

CROYDON COMMENTARY: AUSTEN COOPER, of Croydon Cyclists, responds to our exclusive report last week that a single night’s bike racing in the town centre is receiving £148,000 of public cash The £50 million spent by Connected Croydon on ripping up … Continue reading

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Play your part in re-designing Norbury Avenue, May 16, 20

Posted in Croydon Cycling Campaign, Love Norbury, Norbury, Norbury Green Residents' Association, Norbury Village Residents' Association | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Opening up new routes will give cyclists their park life

CROYDON COMMENTARY: A scheme to allow cyclists to ride through some of Croydon’s parks needs your support, writes KRISTIAN GREGORY As Croydon Council moves towards legalising cycling in Park Hill Park, I’ve been asked if the Croydon Cycling Campaign thinks … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Addiscombe West, Community associations, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Environment, Fairfield | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Road schemes are out-dated and a threat to people’s health

CROYDON COMMENTARY: AUSTEN COOPER provides evidence to show that Transport for London’s £100 million-worth of public money on road schemes will probably make traffic congestion and pollution in the town centre worse Some people think that the Waddon flyover scheme … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Broad Green, Business, Centrale, Croydon Council, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Croydon Greens, Cycling, Environment, Planning, Transport, Waddon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

UKIP’s McKenzie goes hurtling towards a speed bump

AUSTEN COOPER, of the Croydon Cycling Campaign, is familiar with handlebars, and also Twitter handles. And yesterday he noticed something suspicious as some in UKIP decided to attack road safety measures that are proven to save lives Something out of … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, Coulsdon, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Cycling, Health, London-wide issues, Parking, Sara Bashford, Transport, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

£3m of riot fund spending in South End is “hostile” to cyclists

South End, one of the main routes into and out of the centre of Croydon, today remains a building site, reducing the amount of passing trade able to visit local bars, restaurants and other shops nearly two months after a … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Bikes, Business, Commuting, Connected Croydon, Croydon Council, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Cycling, Environment, Fairfield, Planning, Restaurants, South Croydon, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Don’t persecute cyclists as they are forced off the roads

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Earlier this week, another cyclist was killed on the roads of south London, this time after a collision involving a local authority dust cart. When it comes to traffic control, KRISTIAN GREGORY, pictured left, believes the police have … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, Crime, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Cycling, Environment, Planning, Policing, Transport | Tagged , , , , , | 12 Comments

Dis-Connected Croydon put on the rack over cycle installation

ANDREW DICKINSON got on his bike when he saw the latest example of ill-considered spending of public money on the streets of South Croydon Don’t get me wrong. As a cyclist, I want to see more cycle lanes and secure … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Bikes, Boris Johnson, Commuting, Connected Croydon, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Cycling, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Parking, Planning, South Croydon, South Croydon Community Association, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Council’s six 20mph zone proposals criticised as “pathetic”

A council proposal to introduce trial 20mph zones on six of the borough’s roads near schools has been described as “pathetic” and “uninspiring” by local road safety and cycling campaigners. Croydon Council is to discuss the proposal, funded with £200,000 … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Archbishop Lanfranc, Commuting, Croydon Council, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Cycling, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Parking, Schools, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments