The current layout and building stock at Greenshaw are inefficient and energy intensive.
Listed issues, most recent first, limited to the area of Get Sutton Cycling:
The current layout and building stock at Greenshaw are inefficient and energy intensive.
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:
What is the aim of the measures?
These measures aim to
Appendix 7 b) - this is getting (£ ,000's )
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.
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
The plans involve East/West road with multiple signage for entry/exit of 20/30mph zones plus the Byway cul-de-sac.
Plan (pdf) is embedded on consultation page.
To the North of route shown in blue is existing 20mph
This forms part of the NCN77 route.
The draft document is linked right at the bottom of the consulation page, again here
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.
Appendix F : no mention of cycleways
also saw under Developer checklists:
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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A discussion about the Dept for Transport's new Call for Evidence about changing the law regarding e-scooters and other similar vehicles. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/873363/future-of-transport-regulatory-review-call-for-evidence.pdf
In July 2019, Sutton Council declared a climate emergency and agreed a target of reducing carbon emissions in the borough to zero.
Urgent action is required to stop the worst effects of climate change on Sutton, and on the world.
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:
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;
All of the above proposals are shown in the overview plan below and details of each proposal are shown on the next page.
Have your say about Rosehill: What do you love about it? What would you like to change? And which changes would have the biggest impact on your life?
Between January and February 2020, we are focusing on the physical side of your area. We're asking you and your community to let us know how we can change your area to make your life easier. Share your thoughts and help shape your area.
Share your ambitions for Rosehill
and what follows is a survey of likes and suggestions with ability to get more involved, a number of drop in sessions listed too.
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A bill is being put forward to sentence any cyclist convicted of dangerous cycling to a 14 year prison term.
CYCLEWAY BETWEEN SUTTON HIGH STREET AND COLLIERS WOOD - PROPOSALS IN THE ST. HELIER AREA
this consultation only relates to the northern section of the route (in the St Helier area) just about 1km in length
Doing a quick scan of the document see some enoughing comments on segregated cycleway in high st, parking and a cycle networks.
Unfortunately skip to the table at the end and it seems to be Medium to Long term objectives so real actions lacking.
see p53 Guideline SS4: The Northern Side of the High Street
Any redevelopment should take the opportunity to create a
segregated cycle path parallel to the High Street.
7.29 Assisting a shift to more sustainable modes of transport would also be
beneficial. Expanding the cycle network to create a segregated cycle way and
increasing the pedestrian access and wayfinding for pedestrians to and from
the High Street and Grove Park would also be welcome by-products, should a
comprehensive redevelopment of the north side of the High Street take place.
Guideline G9: Traffic and Transport
The council will seek to improve the cycling network and pedestrian
network throughout the Conservation Area as opportunities arise.
Request for comments from Sutton Cycle Forum : Kevin Williams <email@example.com>
The London Borough of Sutton are proposing to make Traffic Management Orders to facilitate a traffic calming schemes and prevention of obstruction in:-
Sandy Lane South junction with Foresters Drive and Wordsworth Road;
Wordsworth Road junction with Lavender Vale;
Ross Parade junction with Bridge Road; and
Ross Road access to Mulberry Mews.
If you wish to view all the statutory documents and make any representations on the proposals please select the link
Your representations will need to be with us by Thursday 2 May 2019 and
If you require further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical Operations Team
Highways and Transport
Kingston & Sutton Shared Environment Service
London Borough of Sutton
Denmark Road | Carshalton | Surrey | SM5 2JG
The Sutton local area committee has agreed for officers to carry out improvements outside Homefield preparatory school in Western Road at its junction with Tate Road. Funding for the scheme has been secured from Transport for London (TfL) to address concerns raised by the school regarding unacceptable traffic speeds and difficulty in crossing the road outside the school.
Highways officers have met with school representative to assess these issues and a preliminary improvement scheme has been drawn as shown on the attached plan which aims to address concerns regarding traffic speeds and pedestrian safety. The scheme is fully supported by the school.
The scheme proposes to change the priority at Western Road junction with Tate Road and introduce a raised table with a kerb build-out to assist pupils and parents to cross the road and to help reduce traffic speeds outside the school. The scheme also includes re-arranging and providing additional ‘school keep clear’ markings and installation of red/yellow pencil bollards.
Whilst there were no pedestrian accidents recorded at the location in the last three years, the proposed measures will improve pedestrian safety and thus promote walking as a sustainable mode of travel.
The following letter delivered to residents (Hamilton Avenue)
The letter is dated 11/02/2019 but consultation survey does not yet appear to be available. So no further details. Not too much cycle specific in this other than cyclists being allowed to travel southbound through the no entry London Road/Hamilton Avenue plug.
Letter received 21/2/2019
Kingston & Sutton Shared Environment Service
Highways & Transport
0208 770 6455
Windsor Avenue Area
Please reply to:
Kingston & Sutton
Highways & Transport 24 Denmark Road
Proposed Windsor Avenue area consultation surrey SM5 2JG
The Cheam North and Worcester Park Local Committee has agreed to consult residents in the Windsor Avenue area on proposals to improve the environment for residents,
pedestrians, cyclists and users of public transport. The aim of the scheme is to encourage more people to walk, cycle or use public transport instead of using their car for local journeys.
This year there is funding available from Transport for London to carry out a consultation with residents on a few measures that have already been highlighted as an issue by some residents and the local schools and to ask if there are any other measures residents would like us to consider to improve your neighbourhood.
The proposals as shown on the attached plan includes -
Please respond to these preliminary proposals via our on-line consultation questionnaire which can be found at:
The on-line consultation will also ask if you have any other ideas to help improve the environment in your area that can be investigated and considered for future phases. Alternatively you can respond to this consultation by letter by sending your comments to the address shown. Replies need to be received by Friday 15th March 2019.
You will be notified of the outcome of this consultation by another letter circulated in due course.
Highways and Transport
Sutton & Kingston Shared Environment Service
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Two phases firstly to the West of Manor Road / London (Wallington), the second to the East.
It looks like an Uber fleet of 6-8 economical 14 seater buses.
We will then report on the outcome ahead of the launch of the 12 month trial.
It should be noted that as a research trial, collecting feedback from users as well as other groups to understand feedback from non-users too will continue throughout the 12 month trial.
Check the TFL site for more
What are we proposing?
This is a trial service that does not have a fixed route or schedule, but ‘responds’ to the request to be picked up by the customer. It can be booked at the desired time of travel, primarily through an app, and provide real time updates to customers of vehicle arrival time and guarantees a seat for confirmed bookings.
The service will run using up to eight Mercedes Cityline Low floor Sprinter 14 seater vehicles. The vehicles will be Euro VI compliant bringing them in line with the Ultra Low Emission Zone vehicle standards, and will be fully wheelchair accessible.
From the council page (Note says this is South of Sutton, map not that clear so don't trust the area used here on cyclescape)
With the fourth highest car ownership levels in London, and residents telling us that parking is a major and growing concern, our Parking Strategy aims to improve local parking and traffic situations across the borough.
Our parking consultation will be rolled out in three phases, with each phase covering different locations across the borough. This Stage 1 Parking Consultation kicks off the second phase, where we'll be consulting with some residents in the Sutton South, Cheam & Belmont and Carshalton & Clockhouse Local Committee areas, as shown in the map below.
Responses to this Parking Survey will help us understand about parking on your street. Whether you have parking problems or not, we’d like to hear from you as all feedback will be fed into parking and traffic management proposals being made for your street.
The London Borough of Sutton's revised Air Quality Action Plan, draft for consultation (6 December 2018 to 6 February 2019). https://sutton.citizenspace.com/environment/draft-air-quality-action-plan-consultation/
Get Sutton Cycling produced a short film in 2017 "Air Pollution in Sutton: how it affects you and how cycling can help" https://getsuttoncycling.org.uk/2017/10/05/the-video-you-cant-afford-to-miss/
The Carshalton and Clockhouse Local Committee has agreed to consult residents in the Beeches Avenue / Stanley Park Road / Warnham Court Road area on proposals to reduce the speed of traffic and improve the environment for residents, pedestrians and cyclists. The aim of the scheme is to encourage more people to walk, cycle or use public transport and reduce the number of local car trips. Funding for this scheme is available from Transport for London.
Notified of the following TMO on 28 November 2018
The London Borough of Sutton are proposing to make Traffic Management Orders as detailed in the attached public notice reference SL1058.
If you wish to view all the statutory documents and make any representations on the proposals please select the link below. Your representations will need to be with us by Thursday 20 December 2018.
The principal objective of the Order The Sutton (Speed Limit) (20mph) (Butter Hill Area) (No.*) Order 201* is to improve the environment for both pedestrians and cyclists by introducing a 20mph speed limit.
The general effect of the Order will be to introduce a 20mph zone in Arcadia Close; Burleigh Avenue; Butter Hill; Caledon Road; Curran Avenue; Devonshire Road; Elm Grove Parade; Leechcroft Road; Lyndon Avenue; Parkfields Close; St Mary Avenue; Vellum Drive; Victoria Avenue; and Westcroft Road between No. 54 and Manor Road North.
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Merton Council are consulting on their new Local Plan 2020, which will be used as the basis for planning decisions in the future. Planning decisions are one of the ways in which cycling policies are put into practice, so it's really important that the Local Plan incorporates strong commitments to cycling and active transport.
Merton Cycle Campaign will use the comments and discussion here to incorporate into our response to the Merton Consultation which closes 6 January; however to give us time to incorporate your comments please submit them here by noon on Sunday 30 December.
This map shows all issues, whether points, routes, or areas:
The most popular issues, based on the number of votes:
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This issue is intended to act a repository for material that can be used to back-up the LCC's 2014 Local Election Campaign 'Asks'. There are 6 'asks' that were finalised and agreed at the LCC's AGM on 19 October 2013:
1. Safe routes to schools
2. Areas without through motor traffic (AWTTs)
3. Protected space on main roads/major junctions
4. Safe cycle routes via parks and canals (Greenways)
5. 20mph speed limits
6. Liveable town centres
so we'll have 6 threads under this Cyclescape issue where we can collect explanations, discussions and most importantly concrete illustrations of what is meant by each ask.
Complete separation of cyclists and cars can't always be achieved. To make sharing of the road safer I would like to propose using rumble strips instead of flat paint to separate the bike lane from the rest of the road. It would act as a physical reminder for car-drivers that they are encroaching the bike lane. This happens particularly near pinch points like road bends or crossroads. So even just a selective application of rumble strips could have a very positive effect, I believe. What's the view of the cycling community? Has it been tested?
Here's the overview from TFL:
We are consulting on proposals for a new, direct and quicker transport link between Sutton and Merton. We have called this the Sutton Link.
The Sutton Link would create a high-capacity route for people travelling between Sutton town centre and Merton using zero-emission vehicles. It would connect with other major transport services into central London and across south London, including National Rail, London Underground, existing tram and bus services. It would make journeys by public transport quicker and more attractive, and reduce the need for trips by private car.
Many of the neighbourhoods along the proposed routes have limited public transport options. The Sutton Link would support new homes being built and would improve access to jobs, services, major transport hubs and leisure opportunities across both boroughs and beyond.
Our work is at a stage where we would like to know your views about three potential routes. We are considering a tram or ‘bus rapid transit’ (BRT) for the Sutton Link and would also like to know your views on this.
BRT is similar to a tram but runs on road segregated from traffic where possible, not on rails, and carries fewer people in each vehicle. A full explanation is included below in the section titled ‘About trams and bus rapid transit’.
From LCC -
general principles would be ensure this doesn’t negatively impact cycle routes, that there are good routes to the stations/stops, that any places where cyclists will be crossing tracks are designed carefully with latest materials to avoid tramlining incidents, that the space comes from private car lanes.