Get Sutton Cycling

see https://getsuttoncycling.org.uk/

see also https://sutton.citizenspace.com/ for upcoming consultations
and https://lcc.org.uk/pages/cyclescape for how to use including:

Tag in “consultation”, the boroughs the scheme is in (this is done all lowercase, with dashes between any words, and should autocomplete as you type – eg “kingston-upon-thames” will appear as you start to type king), if the scheme is run by or has TfL involvement also tag “tfl”, “tfl_consultation”, and if the scheme is one of the following, the appropriate tag: “cycle-superhighway”, “better-junction”, “mini-holland”, “quietway”, “liveable-neighbourhood” etc.

Remember to use TFL's SCA
https://lcc.org.uk/pages/strategic-cycling-analysis

and tool
https://camdencyclists.org.uk/more-maps-and-tools-for-cycle-campaigners/

  • Plough Lane

    Created by Marcus Howarth // 1 thread

    The Council is proposing to introduce a traffic management scheme in Plough Lane junction with Collyer Avenue and Queenswood Avenue. We are proposing these measures in response to concerns raised by local residents in the area, ward councillors about traffic speed, noise, pollution, cut through traffic and road safety at the above mentioned junctions. 

    What is proposed?

     The following measures are proposed: 

    1. No entry points at the junctions with Collyer Avenue and Queenswood Avenue preventing access from Plough Lane. These measures also include mandatory cycle lanes at Collyer Avenue & Queenswood Avenue junction with Plough Lane
    2. New waiting restrictions in Collyer Avenue and Queenswood Avenue junction with Plough Lane.

    What is the aim of the measures?

    These measures aim to

    • Reduce risk of personal injury accidents and provide a safer environment for all road users.
    • Reduce traffic conflicts, improve traffic flow, safety and congestion at junctions
    • To discourage of obstructive parking 
    • To encourage active travel
    • Provision of cycle facilities
    • To enhance inclusiveness particularly for the vulnerable users

    From the 2023/24 and indicative 2024/25 programmes: (A) / Environment and Sustainable Transport Committee

    Appendix 7 b) - this is getting (£ ,000's )

    • 23/24 Funding Staff 12 Project 28 Total 40
    • 24/25 Funding Staff 10 Project 20 Total 30

    Perceived safety issues raised that vehicles are not stopping at the

    existing zebra because vehicles are rat running to avoid Croydon

    Road/A232 (red route). The zebra is located on a link between the two

    roads being used for rat running so drivers are looking for the next road

    entrance rather than at the zebra. The proposal is considering measures

    to address through traffic issues - initial locations being investigated are

    the junctions of Queenswood Avenue/Plough Lane and Collyer

    Ave/Plough Lane (subject to consultation).

    The proposal also includes consideration of a parallel low traffic cycle

    route along Queenswood & Collyers Road as an alternative to the A232

    Croydon Road which currently has no cycle facilities along the parallel

    stretch. Cyclists using this quiet alternative link will be able to re-join the

    A232 Croydon Road via Aldwick Rd which connects to the existing

    Croydon Rd cycle facility. This element of the scheme could be moved to

    the Cycle Network Development/Borough Cycling Fund.

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  • Lumley Rd / A217 / no right turn

    Created by Marcus Howarth // 1 thread

    From https://haveyoursay.tfl.gov.uk/lumley-road

    This is in response to a high number of collisions having been recorded at this location involving vehicles turning right from Lumley Road, and northbound traffic on St Dunstan's Hill. Local residents and stakeholders have also raised concerns about this junction. We are now holding a public consultation on our proposals, running from 7 June to 18 July 2021, and you can find details of how to take part below.

    We propose making the exit from Lumley Road onto St Dunstan's Hill left turn only. To enforce this, we propose installing a pedestrian island in the carriageway at the end of Lumley Road, which would help prevent vehicles from turning right. This island would include dropped kerbs and tactile paving. As well as prohibiting the right turn, this would also provide a safer and easier crossing point for pedestrians and cyclists crossing Lumley Road.

    From impact assessment

    • . In the past three years, there have been eight collisions at this junction. Of these collisions, four have involved motorcyclists (vulnerable road users).
    • The proposed (triangular type) pedestrian island will make it easier for disabled pedestrians to cross Lumley Road safely. The island will have sufficient space for a wheelchair user. Tactile paving will be installed to help a visually impaired pedestrian identify the edge of the footway and the cycle track.

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  • Draft Sutton Sustainable Transport Strategy 2020-2025 Consultation

    Created by Marcus Howarth // 1 thread

    The draft document is linked right at the bottom of the consulation page, again here

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/15a9o8nCb5R9rs5iPINp8M2zrr3Qm-Axr/view

    from 1.3

    Everyone benefits from sustainable transport because it means that we are:
    • Keeping the air cleaner through alternative travel choices, such as walking, cycling to work, using public transport or using electric vehicles, while improving public health;
    • Improving safety for travellers, especially for people with disabilities, children, older residents and other vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists;

    1.13 In July 2019, the London Borough of Sutton declared a climate emergency, and pledged to make the borough carbon neutral. Air quality improvements and carbon reduction are byproducts of, and some of many reasons for, sustainable transport.

    from section 4

    Cycle mode share is low, 1.1% of all journeys and among the lowest share in London. 

    5.7 Essentially, more people in Sutton are choosing to use their car for journeys of less than 2km than anywhere else in London.

    See Section 6 re. cycling. 

    6.12 The existing number of cycling trips made each year in Sutton is 7,700, out of a total in outer London of 208,200 trips.
    However, there is a potential for 234,900 daily cyclable trips, which would mean that 3% of all borough journeys would be by cycle. This
    figure is higher than boroughs of similar size and population such as Harrow, Merton and Richmond upon Thames.
    6.13 As with walkable trips, Sutton also has the highest number of potentially cyclable trips per resident that are currently made by a motorised mode of travel22.

    Targets include

    Appendix F : no mention of cycleways

    also saw under Developer checklists:

    Cycling
    G6g) The Council, landowners, developers, infrastructure providers and funding agencies will work together to implement the place-based projects in the Sutton Public Realm Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (adopted January 2020).
    G6h) The Council, landowners, developers, infrastructure providers and funding agencies will work together to implement the Liveable Neighbourhoods schemes and to bid for and implement future schemes where possible.

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  • Cycleway between Sutton High Street and Colliers Wood - Proposals in Sutton

    Created by Marcus Howarth // 1 thread

    Sutton Council is working in partnership with Transport for London (TfL) and Merton Council on a new Cycleway project running between Sutton High Street and Colliers Wood.

    This is an informal public consultation to:

    • Gather feedback on a proposed 20mph speed limit
    • Find out ideas and suggestions on how best to reduce non local through-traffic cutting through the area

    (my emphasis)

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  • Foresters Drive Highway Improvement Programme

    Created by Marcus Howarth // 1 thread

    From https://sutton.citizenspace.com/environment/foresters/

    We are proposing three traffic safety measures on Foresters Drive at its junction with Great Woodcote Park, Mollison Drive and Apledoorn Drive, Wallington.

    We are focusing on the section of Foresters Drive between Great Woodcote Park and Mollison Drive, which is forming phase 1 of the programme ready for consultation. Phase 1 consists of the following proposals;

    1. Mini-roundabout at Mollison Drive at its junction with Foresters Drive (to slow traffic and assist pedestrians) and associated parking restrictions
    2. Kerb build-out (footway extension) at Apeldoorn Drive at its junction of Foresters Drive (to improve visibility of the junction) and associated parking restrictions
    3. Mini-roundabout at Great Woodcote Park at its junction with Foresters Drive (to slow traffic and assist pedestrians) and associated parking restrictions

    All of the above proposals are shown in the overview plan below and details of each proposal are shown on the next page. 

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