Traffic speed, public health and Wandsworth

Wandsworth Council is currently considering its strategy for introducing 20mph speed limits and has suggested that this will only happen if streets or groups of streets can organise themselves to petition the Council - a continuation of the current (expensive) piecemeal approach, in other words.  This risks exacerbating the divide between those in more affluent … Continue reading Traffic speed, public health and Wandsworth

What Wandsworth Council is doing for Pedestrians

Cllr Russell King spoke at a meeting organised by Wandsworth Living Streets (WLS) on 17 July. His talk covered in detail a wide range of issues of concern to Wandsworth residents The meeting was well attended and, with the vigorous Q and A following his talk, lasted well over two hours. WLS was also happy … Continue reading What Wandsworth Council is doing for Pedestrians

Wandsworth Council ends funding for School Crossing Patrollers (‘lollipop’ men and women) from January 2013

On Wednesday, 4 July, the Finance and Corporate Resources Overview & Scrutiny Committee of Wandsworth Council voted by 7 votes to 3 to end Council funding for all School Crossing Patrols from the start of the school term in January 2013. One Conservative Councillor noted wryly that, with this decision (to be confirmed by the … Continue reading Wandsworth Council ends funding for School Crossing Patrollers (‘lollipop’ men and women) from January 2013

Cycle Super Highway mounts the pavement

Problems at Queenstown Road Roundabout So, what’s the problem? Pedestrians are used to occasional rogue cyclists mounting the pavement. As the number of cyclists in London rises – itself one of the most significant modal shifts away from reliance on the private car for short journeys  -- so there are more and more incidents where … Continue reading Cycle Super Highway mounts the pavement

Sustaining suburbia – transport solutions for outer London

London has always been a centre of innovation, problem-solving and creative thought - and if you're interested in making our city more liveable, the Movement for Liveable London's monthly 'Street Talks' have become essential listening in recent months.  Described perhaps somewhat unkindly as a 'drink tank' - meetings normally take place on the first Tuesday … Continue reading Sustaining suburbia – transport solutions for outer London

Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme is to come to the northern part of the Borough

Good News: A piece of good news was announced in October 2011. Transport for London, in conjunction with Wandsworth Council, is proposing to extend the very popular Central London cycle hire scheme to a large part of the borough in 2013. Parts of the Borough to be included: The projected area for the scheme is … Continue reading Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme is to come to the northern part of the Borough