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Do you want a quieter street?

Traffic behaviour – and policy – is changing across London. As more people use services like Waze and Google Maps, as more goods are delivered, and as more of us worry about air quality and transport safety, the Mayor of London has been asking boroughs to bring forward policies that ask for less traffic, and…

Last day to comment on additional 25,000 planned flights from Heathrow

Heathrow’s latest public consultation on expansion is closing tonight, at 11.55pm on 4 March 2019. It is seeking feedback on changes to Heathrow Airport’s airspace and future runway operations. Richmond Council, along with four other councils is fighting the airport expansion, saying 25,000 extra flights would be disastrous for the borough.  The Heathrow eight-week public consultation is asking for public…

You Can Name The New Mortlake Footbridge

Residents are invited to suggest a name for the newest footbridge in Mortlake – which is being installed over the next few months. Richmond Council and Network Rail agreed to co-fund the project to build the new footbridge at the White Hart Lane level crossing. The Council has contributed approx. £1.2m towards its installation and…

Leave your car at home for Car Free Day

The new council is supporting International Car Free Day, held on 22 September this year. As well as two streets that have been opened for everyone, and other play streets people have set up themselves, there’ll be activities around the borough. Some people are setting up Play Streets – streets closed to traffic for the day…

We need to slow down traffic to save lives

Your borough could go 20mph in September: the last council promised a consultation, and the new council has also done so, telling us it’s now due to happen in the Autumn. Lots of campaigners will tell you this is great news, and as someone who thinks we need more cycling (and safer walking), I can…

Plan your journey this weekend as RideLondon returns

Three major cycling events, that will see more than 30,000 cyclists pass through the borough and Surrey, will take place this Sunday (29 July).  The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, involves amateur cyclists, and the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic, involves some of the top international professional cyclists. Also back this year is the Prudential RideLondon – Surrey 46…

 Council set to agree to part-fund White Hart Lane footbridge

A footbridge over White Hart Lane level crossing will be a step closer if Richmond Council’s Cabinet approves a decision to part-fund the project in partnership with Network Rail. According to the Council’s press release, they are expected to agree to invest up to £821,136 towards the delivery of the new footbridge in the forthcoming…

Love Mortlake submit Stag Brewery response to Richmond Council

The Mortlake Brewery Community Group has submitted its response to the Stag Brewery redevelopment plans to Richmond planning department, on Sunday, May 13, the same day the public consultation on the plans officially closed. The 125-page document was compiled in partnership with town planners Harwood Savin, after the campaigners successfully crowdfunded £10,000 towards fees. Kate…

Hammersmith Bridge Closed During Half Term

Hammersmith Bridge will be closed to vehicles at times between Saturday 10 and Sunday 18 February for essential maintenance. The closures will be completed in stages to minimise impacts. You can find detailed information about this on the TfL website but here’s the gist: Saturday 10 until Monday 12 February The bridge will be closed…