Friday, December 07, 2007

Vote for cycling improvements - Croydon's share of the People's £50 Million

Online voting has opened for Sustrans’ Connect2 to win the Big Lottery Fund’s: The People’s £50 Million contest. Croydon’s Park Links is one of the 79 schemes UK-wide that will happen if Sustrans’ Connect2 wins, so please vote to bring a share of £50 million to Croydon.

You can vote online now at

Sustrans’ Connect2 is one of four projects competing for the £50 million and Lorraine Kelly championed the Connect2 project on ITV1 the other night. Telephone voting begins today. All voting concludes at 12 noon on Monday 10 December.

Croydon Park Links will create a linking network of green paths and walkways across the Borough, joining up existing parks and open spaces to make it easier for pedestrians, cyclists and others to get around. The scheme will link central Croydon to the Wandle Trail and Wandle Park and will join South Norwood Country Park, Ashburton Park and Addiscombe Railway Park to the town centre.

If Sustrans wins the £50 million award Croydon Council will receive £550,000 of it to develop the Croydon Park Links.

To find out more about Connect2 please visit

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Crap Cycle Lanes of Croydon

Mike Armstrong of Croydon Green Party has been campaigning away on cycle facilities with his new blog, Crap Cycle Lanes of Croydon.

I have always been a little dubious about engineering solutions to achieve more cycling, when perhaps it would be better to promote cycling through better additional facilities like showers at work and safe parking, and taking cars off the road as the congestion charge has proven. But the Council gets the money for lanes and junctions, so it should spend it properly. I wish Mike's blog had been there to guide us two or three years ago when trying to navigate the complexities of traffic management.

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Friday, June 15, 2007

Croydon Bike Week

Croydon Bike Week takes place as part of National Bike Week, June 16 - 24, the UK's 9 day celebration of cycling.

There are events all through the week, including rides for beginners and families, and for more experienced riders.

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