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Runway could cause “Olympic transformation”

Runway could cause “Olympic transformation”

Croydon is set to benefit “most” from a potential expansion of Gatwick, after the council signed a memorandum of understanding with the airport. Council leader Tony Newham signed the Memorandum Of Understanding with Gatwick chief executive Stewart Wingate at the Develop Croydon Conference on Tuesday. Gatwick’s proposal to build a…

Suspect arrested over Monday’s hit and run

Suspect arrested over Monday’s hit and run

A suspect has been arrested in connection to Monday’s fatal hit-and-run in Tower Hamlets. Police have arrested a 21-year old man suspected of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision. Primary school teacher and father of two Ashad Ahmed, 32, was killed…

Primary school teacher killed while cycling home from work

Primary school teacher killed while cycling home from work

A man was killed while cycling home from work last night by a suspected joyrider, making him the eleventh cyclist to be killed in a road collision in London this year. The primary school teacher, Asaad Ahmed, 32, is thought to have been knocked off his bike by a motorist racing…

Brockley residents petition on HGVs after accidents

Brockley residents petition on HGVs after accidents

CLM-809393 Brockley residents have petitioned for heavy goods vehicles to be banned on a local residential road following a “nearly fatal” accident. Members of Drakefell Road Action Group are preparing to give a presentation to Lewisham Council on November 26 after submitting a petition. The road has been the scene of…

TfL to consult public over Cycle Superhighway One plan

TfL to consult public over Cycle Superhighway One plan

Transport for London will hold a public consultation on plans to build a new cycle superhighway, linking parts of Hackney to the City, before the end of the year. Construction could begin as early as June 2015 if the plans are approved, with work being completed in April 2016. The…

Old Street gets new future with roundabout revamp

Old Street gets new future with roundabout revamp

Transport for London’s development of Old Street roundabout has been met with a “mixed reception” from a variety of cyclist organisations. The proposal is part of the £4 billion Road Modernisation Plan and will see the north-western portion of the roundabout paved over. TfL hope this will improve safety for vulnerable…

London Overground launches first ever five-carriage train

London Overground launches first ever five-carriage train

London Overground has launched its first five-carriage train to be used by the public between Highbury and Islington and West Croydon next week, as part of Transport for London’s planned £320 million improvements to the rail network. Isabel Dedring, the Deputy Mayor for Transport, unveiled the train in New Cross…

Labour: Move central Croydon stations to zone four

Labour: Move central Croydon stations to zone four

Croydon Labour Party has launched a campaign to include central Croydon’s stations in zone four. Labour’s candidate for Croydon Central, Sarah Jones, and Croydon North MP Steve Reed were handing out leaflets at East Croydon station on Monday morning. According to the campaigners the zone switch would make economical sense,…

Commuters to be affected by Thameslink rail changes

Commuters to be affected by Thameslink rail changes

Three years of train disruption, affecting travel to, from and through London Bridge Station is coming down the line. As part of the £6.5 billion Thameslink Programme, changes will be taking place, affecting travel to and from London, including East Croydon. The transformations will not be completed until 2018. London…

Innovative app reveals cycling gender divide in Hackney

Innovative app reveals cycling gender divide in Hackney

A gender divide in cyclists has been revealed by an innovative cycling app produced by Hackney Council. The app has revealed that women tend to stop biking during their middle-age years whereas men continue to ride later on in life. The statistics were revealed after Hackney launched the app, which has…

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