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Register to attend Ultra Low Emission Zone expansion discussion

Richmond Council is hosting an event to give residents the chance to hear from Transport for London on the London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) expansion.  Click here for a larger image The expansion of the zone on 25 October 2021 will extend the zone up to (but not including) the South Circular Road and…

Try a cargo bike for your family or business

Have you thought about doing your commute on an electric bike but not sure if it would work for you? Or taking your children to school in a cargo bike? Thanks to a new council scheme, Richmond residents can now try a bike for a monthly fee from £10 for kids bikes, £20 for adult…

Hammersmith Bridge

Hammersmith Bridge now closed to cyclists and pedestrians too

Due to urgent safety concerns, Hammersmith and Fulham Council have announced on 13th August that Hammersmith Bridge will be closed to all members of the public, including pedestrians and cyclists, following expert technical advice.  Inspections carried out as part of the restoration works identified an existing crack has worsened over the past week. Engineers believe this is…

Richmond Park traffic reduction trial starts this week

Cars will be allowed to enter Richmond Park again as the Royal Parks start a 6-month trial to restrict some through traffic in the park.  From Saturday 15th of August, motor vehicles will be allowed to drive between Kingston, Ham, Richmond and Roehampton gates on weekdays. Motor vehicles will not be allowed to use Sheen…

Low Traffic Neighbourhood

Share Your Views about the new Low Traffic Neighbourhood Plans

The Council is holding drop-in sessions regarding the proposed East Sheen Low Traffic Neighbourhood scheme on Parkside.  Update: the venue for the drop-in session on the 12th of September has changed. The new venue is All Saints Church, East Sheen Ave, SW14 8AX. A low traffic neighbourhood is designed to keep through traffic on the…

RideLondon returns in August with thousands of cyclists

Three major cycling events, that will see more than 30,000 cyclists pass through the borough and Surrey, are coming this August – be prepared for road closures and increased traffic. 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…

Barnes Hospital development

Barnes Hospital Development could get green light despite residents’ concerns

A development with 83 housing units and large underground car park can go ahead on the Barnes Hospital site if the planning committee approves, despite 250 objections from local residents.  The application is for redeveloping Barnes Hospital Site into 83 residential units, mental health facility, GP surgery, SEN school with provision for 81 cars and…

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Buses on newly altered routes in Barnes due to Hammersmith Bridge closure

After the closure of Hammersmith Bridge due to safety reasons on 10 April, Transport for London initially shortened and altered the route of buses that used to cross the bridge to Hammersmith. Now the transport company is making new changes starting Saturday 18th May for bus routes in the area. Routes 72 and 209 previously…

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…