Tag Archives: Austen Cooper

Borough needs to change gear to access £100m cycle fund

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Our borough scored poorly in a Healthy Streets report published last week. AUSTEN COOPER on how that can be improved “The joy of cycling is that doing it doesn’t just benefit you. It doesn’t just make you happier. … Continue reading

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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

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

£20m for cycling strategy could get Croydon on their bikes

The council has announced a five-year plan for cycling in the borough. Our biking correspondent, EDDIE MERKS, reckons it might finally get Croydon out of second gear Croydon’s never really taken cycling seriously. At a time when other London boroughs … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, Croydon Council, Cycling, East Croydon, Stuart King, TfL, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 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

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

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

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