Croydon Cabinet to consider adopting a cycling strategy

At its 19 January meeting Croydon Council’s Cabinet will consider a recommendation from The Streets and Environment Scrutiny Sub-Committee that a Cycling Strategy for Croydon be adopted. Its report on the issue includes the guiding principles which it considers should be included in such a strategy.

It also makes specific recommendations:

  • ‘that consideration be given to increasing the funding allocation from the Local Implementation Plan (provided by Transport for London) and allocating funding from Section 278, Section 106 and town centre redevelopment (Westfield Hammerson) ‘pots’ in order to implement the rolling delivery plan of the Cycling Strategy for Croydon.’
  • ‘that the strategy be reviewed and updated regularly as circumstances change’.
  • ‘that Cabinet Members and officers across the council work collaboratively to seek opportunities to combine separate ‘pots’ of funding with the aim of creating better neighbourhoods for residents’.
  • ‘that the housing service works with the transport service on the installation of cycle lockers where residents want them’.
  • ‘that Cabinet instructs the planning department and conservation officers to work with transport officers to review planning policies and Supplementary Planning Guidance to remove impediments such as the need for planning permission for cycle storage and lockers whenever and wherever possible’.
  • ‘That some of the ‘quick wins’ identified by the Committee be considered as a first step to trialling the temporary installation of permeable cycling infrastructure as part of an evolutionary approach to delivering a Cycling Strategy for Croydon’.
  • ‘Note that introducing area-wide 20mph limits would be a useful contributory factor in enhancing cycling safety’.
  • ‘That the discriminatory images against disabled cyclists be balanced by issuing images of disabled cycling on all publicity and presentation material and that the Cycling Strategy shows evidence of a disability focused Equality Impact Assessment.’

The paper can be accessed at

https://secure.croydon.gov.uk/akscroydon/users/public/admin/kab14.pl?operation=SUBMIT&meet=32&cmte=CAB&grpid=public&arc=1

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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