Tag 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

It’s time for action to make borough’s roads safe for cyclists

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The plan for a green recovery in the borough announced this week meets with approval from MARCUS CHURCHILL, pictured left, but he says that the proposals are long overdue and need to be implemented urgently I fully commend … Continue reading

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‘A once in a generation opportunity to shape a new Croydon’

We’ve had red Labour. There’s been “Blue Labour”. Now, a handful of councillors from the north of the borough want to see a truly “Green” Labour in Croydon. Learning from many of the environmental benefits of the coronavirus lockdown, and … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Crisis Commission, Croydon Council, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Cycling, Environment, Health, Jamie Audsley, Muhammad Ali, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 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

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

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

Coulsdon cycle shop stages St George’s Day celebration

Cycling Made Easy in Coulsdon is staging a special bike ride on St George’s Day, April 23, to mark 125 years of cycling in the town. They say, “When we found out that our building, 226 Brighton Road, Coulsdon had … Continue reading

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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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Black mark for Morgan as his bogus identity gets found out

Coulsdon’s one-man motoring campaign could soon find it more difficult to use false identities online to pursue his own vested interests, as our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, reports Last night, he was spotted at a public meeting in Lambeth, discussing … Continue reading

Posted in Community associations, Commuting, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Cycling, Environment, Norbury, Parking, Selhurst, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Car-free cul de sac lifestyle adds value to your house price

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Creating cycle Quietways throughout London, including Croydon, offers numerous, unexpected benefits, according to KRISTIAN GREGORY Live on a busy rat run? How would you like to live on a quiet cul-de-sac instead, without having to move home? This … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, Cycling, Environment, Norbury, Parking, Property, Thornton Heath, Transport | 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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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

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

Making Space for Cycling benefits more than just cyclists

The debate on the provision, or lack of it, for Croydon’s cyclists continues. Here, KRISTIAN GREGORY, pictured left, outlines how good investment in safe cycling routes can benefit many more people than just those who cycle This time last year, … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, Cycling, Environment, Health, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Parking, Planning, Shirley, Transport | Tagged , , , , | 19 Comments

Cyclists’ manifesto wants end to ‘carnage’ on Croydon’s roads

Croydon cyclists are feeling ignored and unloved. And it’s not just because they take their lives in their hands almost daily when they get cut up by speeding motor vehicles seemingly at every junction. This week Croydon again missed out … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, Boris Johnson, Commuting, Croydon Council, Cycling, Environment, Health, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Transport | 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