Blue Door Bicycles at the top of Central Hill closed yesterday (Saturday). Owner David Hibbs, who opened Blue Door in 2010 in what had been the Talbot cycle shop for many years, told News From Crystal Palace: "Technology moves on and unfortunately Internet retailinmg doesn't mix with high street retailing - and I don't think … Continue reading CYCLE SHOP CLOSES ITS BLUE DOOR – Internet to blame says owner
Lambeth is the first place in the UK to install a permanent ‘rainbow crossing’ on its streets, to "show solidarity with the borough's LGBT+ community." The crossing has been installed in Herne Hill, on two crossings outside the entrance to Brockwell Park; on the junctions of Dulwich Road with Railton Road, and Norwood Road with … Continue reading SOMEWHERE, OVER THE RAINBOW….Lambeth unveil the first multi-coloured crossing (to “show solidarity with borough’s LGBT+ community”) – and get an FOI request on it!
Residents are being encouraged to apply for Play Streets and to celebrate Car Free Day on the 22 September 2019 by Lambeth council. Play Streets is an opportunity for residents to apply for their street to be closed for a few hours each week or once a month so that space can be used for … Continue reading LAMBETH: “APPLY FOR PLAY STREETS AND TO CELEBRATE CAR FREE DAY”
Image: London borough of Croydon Hundreds of dockless electric bicycles have appeared on the pavements of Croydon and Bromley to offer residents and visitors "new greener ways to travel." The bikes, which can be accessed and locked using a mobile phone app, are being distributed at key areas across both boroughs making it easier to … Continue reading WHAT’S GREEN AND CAN BE FOUND ON PAVEMENTS IN CROYDON AND BROMLEY?
The central London Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) begins on 8 April - with a daily £12.50 charge for the most polluting vehicles, 24/7 in the central London Congestion Charge Zone. In an open letter Mayor of London sadiq Khan says: "It’s the boldest part of our plan to clean up London’s air" A statement … Continue reading “MOST POLLUTING” VEHICLES FACE DAILY £12.50 CHARGE FROM APRIL 8th
ITS FIZZ FREE FEBRUARY AGAIN IN SOUTHWARK - "The fact so many councils up and down the country have jumped on board this campaign shows local government’s commitment to tackling childhood obesity head on" -Cllr Evelyn Akoto Fizz Free February got off to an explosive start for 2019, with celebrities, politicians, schools and councils across the … Continue reading SOUTHWARK GO FIZZ FREE, CROYDON ADD MORE ELECTRIC CHARGING POINTS WHILE LAMBETH REMOVE PAY AND DISPLAY PARKING
Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of local authorities enforcing 20mph zones in built-up areas on the level of pedestrians involved in traffic accidents. Jesse Norman Minister of State (Department for Transport) The Department has not carried out a study on the … Continue reading MP ELLIE REEVES QUIZZES MINISTERS ON 20 MPH ZONES AND AIR POLLUTION (Questions in the House – One)
A consultation helping shape the future of Croydon’s transport system is currently underway for local people to share their thoughts on everything from how to make journeys safer to improving sustainability over the next 20 years. A first draft of Croydon’s Local Implementation Plan has been submitted to Transport for London (TfL) and is now … Continue reading “HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF CROYDON’S TRANSPORT NETWORK”
Lambeth's draft local plan makes some sweeping generalisations of the Crystal Palace area. "The surrounding area is relatively poorly served by public transport." Really? OK it would be nice to have a bus service which went along Church Road and then turned left towards South Norwood Hill. But "poorly served"? Upper Norwood is located close … Continue reading OPINION: “NO CYCLE LANES, NO CPZ….”
TfL’s plans to cut seven of Southwark’s bus routes will leave passengers on the 45, 48, 53, 171, 172 and 388 buses dropped well short of their central London destinations, say Southwark council. "TfL’s plans to cut short and remove all of these bus routes will take away a direct and affordable means of getting … Continue reading PLANNED BUS CUTS SLAMMED BY SOUTHWARK COUNCIL – “Passengers will be booted off regular bus services at Waterloo and the Elephant”