Next Meeting: ‘WCC On Tour’
- February the 9th: The Furzedown, 118 Mitcham Lane, London, SW16 6NR
- March the 8th: The Candlemaker (formerly The Bellevue, secure parking: inside/garden), 136 Battersea High Street, London SW11 3JR
To keep things interesting and to make ourselves as accessible as possible to LCC Members across our borough, WCC is now ‘On Tour’. We are alternating our venue each month. If you have a pub you’d like us to visit, join us at our next meeting and let us know!
BBC News: Tom Edwards visits Putney High Street
With Putney High Street having breached the hourly annual NO2 pollution limit # just 8 days into 2016, the BBC’s Transport Correspondent Tom Edwards and his team visited to see how our community feels about the impact of air pollution on public health.
According to TfL, 85% of traffic on Putney High Street contributes nothing more to the Borough than increased pollution and traffic: this ‘non-local traffic’ simply passes right through. Even so, a staggering 15% of local journeys are taken by bicycle with no meaningful infrastructure whatsoever away from intersections.
With transport spokesman Councillor Jonathan Cook already supporting plans for a raised cycle route running the length of Putney High Street (formalising the 145-155cm of available space on both sides of the road, with no adverse effect on vehicular traffic), will this be the catalyst for change? More about this on the Six O’Clock news via BBC iPlayer! (08/01/16)
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# There must not be more than 18 hours per year when the upper limit for nitrogen dioxide concentration is exceeded. On the 8th of January 2016 the testing station on Putney High Street recorded its 19th hour during the morning rush hour, according to London Air.
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We are delighted to have been featured on the PutneySW15.com website this month! Our borough’s new cycling strategy is expected to get the go-ahead next week too.
In the words of transport spokesman Councillor Jonathan Cook:
“I’d like to thank everyone who gave their feedback on this strategy, which will hope will encourage people to cycle and so help us achieve our aims of improving people’s health, improving air quality and reducing congestion.
To see our latest inclusion and learn more about how to improve cycling in our borough with 20Mph limits in residential areas and more, the page is here. Get involved!!!
This website is the central repository for all cyclists in the Borough of Wandsworth, South West London. Every LCC member who lives in Wandsworth is automatically a member of Wandsworth Cycling Campaign. If you have information to share with the group, local concerns or simply wish to participate, you can get in touch here!
Why is cycling such a good choice?
- It helps you keep fit, both mentally and physically.
- It is low-cost with no congestion charge, petrol or fares to pay.
- It is usually much quicker than a car or public transport for short distances -a bicycle is ideally suited for trips of under 5 miles.
- It lets you plan your life because you know exactly how long each journey will take.
- It gives independence and freedom to travel where and when you choose.
- It is entirely non-polluting, so you are helping to improve air quality for us all.
- It reduces road congestion and the need for consuming valuable green spaces.
And not many other Londoners would say that they enjoy their journey to work! If you would like more information about our activities, or anything else on this website, please contact us.
Consultation on Wandsworth’s air quality action plan
The latest information following the Draft Proposals circulated in June 2015 are here.