Category Archives: Dutch please

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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Sisyphus is stil with us.

Sisyphus was condemned to push a boulder up the hill, so it could roll back down again. Endlessly. And that’s what we seem to be doing in Richmond – as at countless other places across London. Every time you make … Continue reading

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20mph probably won’t make Twickenham any safer, or any different.

In a data set the council released a few weeks ago, we now know that, in 2008, most traffic speeds through Twickenham, when not queuing, peaks at 42kph (~26mph) in two locations, but rarely makes it to the 32kph (20mph) … Continue reading

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Cycling Liaison Group – Let’s Consult!

Thursday saw the biggest Cycling Liaison Group ever. And all because the council has a Twickenham Area Plan which has no provision for cycling, let alone safe cycling (a few Advanced Stop Lanes aside). Under pressure from a number of … Continue reading

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The lazy council’s guide to doing cycling.

(In homage to AsEasyAsRiding’s article about lazy cycling journalism…) So you’re responsible for roads and transport in your borough, but you’ve got some pesky people want you to make a bit of effort to make cycling a nice thing to … Continue reading

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NEW: Richmond has a slogan for cycling!

Richmond, it seems, has a slogan for cycling, and it goes like this: “More people cycling, more often, safely and for fun.” (see article below) Now I’d suggest that someone made that one up on the spot, since the Local … Continue reading

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