Author Archives: Tim

Environment Committee and cycling. Another missed opportunity.

Richmond just doesn’t have a plan to actually persuade more people to cycle. It’s a council which is good at fine words about cycling, but when it comes to action, there’s little on offer. Last night, at the Environment committee … Continue reading

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Richmond’s Strategy to get people cycling

This post is about the borough’s strategy and plans to get more people cycling, in line with their target of increasing cycling by 40% in the next few years. [End of post]

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WIll the borough grasp another chance to make walking and cycling number one?

Tonight is the council’s environment, sustainability and something or other committee. They’ve got another chance to send the rubbish plans for Twickenham back to the drawing board. Will they choose Paul James’ excellent suggestions instead? Probably not, but I’ve written … Continue reading

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Barnes wants to make it easier for your car.

A major junction in Barnes is getting a consultation aimed at ‘reducing traffic queues‘. The junction in question is the five-way one at the left of this image from Google Maps:   You can see the consultation, here, and there’s … Continue reading

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An open letter to Richmond’s Cabinet

Dear Councillors, On Thursday, you’ll be looking at the Twickenham Action Plan and, specifically, the street scene proposal. You were going to talk about this last month, but it was delayed so the engineers could make it a bit nicer … Continue reading

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It’s not too late to stop Twickenham being gassed.

This Thursday the council’s cabinet will meet. You can read the 218 pages of papers here: Agenda meeting page reports pack But the key bits you need to read are from page 45 of the reports pack. There’s no diagrams included, … Continue reading

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Want to shop with people, or shlep with cars?

One of the biggest changes promised for Twickenham is that it will become a destination, and not just somewhere to drive through. But take a look at these two photos, and tell me where you’d prefer to come and have … Continue reading

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