Category Archives: walking

Cycling in Richmond – 5% share of transport, 100% of transport complaints

Last week I went to the local Police Liaison Group. For an activity which provides 5% of Richmond transport (according to our local cycling champion), cycling certainly turned up in a lot of complaints and issues. Firstly, a gentleman asked … Continue reading

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Small children and other pedestrians are not overly welcome here

Not far from my house is a large Sainsbury’s branch. On one of the exits – recently widened and adjusted to accommodate a new bus stop and exit, is a zebra crossing. Beside the zebra crossing is a nice sign, … Continue reading

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“Cycling on the pavement is illegal (full stop)” (Updated)

My local police don’t seem to think there might be circumstances under which you’d be Ok to ride on the pavement: Which is odd, because the borough is littered with little signs like this, up and down pavements: Now I … Continue reading

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Pedestrians: please report roadworks problems!

This sign was left on the South Circular, in Sheen, just here. It asks you to report any problems with roadworks directly to TfL. And they’ve nicely placed it across over half of the not fabulously wide pavement. Just behind … Continue reading

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Richmond sucks up “smoothing traffic flow” from TfL

Richmond recently announced plans to curb the blight of excessive parking restrictions from our borough. So this blogger wondered, how do they choose? And it turns out to be not especially scientific, sadly, or indeed to be taking into account, … Continue reading

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Richmond: let’s not talk about cycling, please

Richmond’s local cycling campaign are distressed to have had an invitation to the council’s Transport Management Liaison Group withdrawn. However, a little bit of digging on the council website suggests that, if they’d been invited to the ‘Transport Consultative Group‘ … Continue reading

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It’s a pavement, but TfL still think pedestrians and cyclists are second class.

This is the scene on TfL’s fab new cycle way along the A316. They only finished it a little while ago, and it’s a classic of design for motor vehicles. This picture shows a break in the cycle path which … Continue reading

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