Tag Archives: walking

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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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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What does £4.2m in transport cash buy you?

Last year, Richmond concluded the ‘Smarter Travel Richmond’ initiative, another project that’s been and gone with minor incremental changes to a few indicators. A sad indication of the overall efficacy of the project is the cycle training: 8,000 leaflets were distributed, and 162 adults … Continue reading

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SuperBoris – changing London for the better by … re-sequencing traffic lights!

Richmond Tories “can now afford cabs thanks to Boris’ light re-sequencing” according to the farcical back boris site. Although it really does take a stretch of the imagination to wonder how the cost of a fare will materially change with … 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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Cycling and Walking in Richmond

I’m inspired by a number of people to talk about walking and cycling in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Like many parts of London, and many parts of the country, Richmond should be perfect for the majority of … Continue reading

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