This article was published in 2016, in Newsletter 124.
This subgroup (Phillip and Rosalind Lund, Shirley Fieldhouse, Robin Heydon, Anthony Prendergast, Hester Wells, Al Storer and Roger Salmon) had its first meeting on 17 December at The Golden Hind pub where, fortified by (soft) drinks, we discussed the issues from Lovell Road to Mitcham’s Corner.
It was agreed that the group would identify what we would want ideally and give detailed comments on the specific proposals. More general points, such as objecting to the introduction of ‘Danish bus stops’ (where the bus stop is immediately next to a cycle lane) given the potential risk that cyclists might hit a disembarking passenger, and the need for all cycle lanes to have a Redmac surface as used on Hills Road, were discussed alongside examining each element of the proposed schemes.
The Campaign’s consultation response needs to be as detailed and thorough as possible, not only to explain our concerns fully but also to support the City Deal team in making improvements to the schemes.