We are a group of Croydon locals who want to see Croydon transformed into a city that is welcoming to cyclists of all ages and abilities. We work with the council to encourage high quality provision for cycling, organise rides and socials and campaign tirelessly for a real cycling revolution. You can check out the latest news on our blog below or check out our contacts page for other ways to get in touch or get involved.
April 10th, 2015 by

Below is the response from Oliver Birtill at TfL to our response to the Waddon Flyover Proposals Dear Croydon Cycling Campaign, Thank you for your letter and your keen interest and engagement with us during the recent consultation on the proposals for a road modernisation scheme at Fiveways Croydon. The specific points you have raised will be carefully considered by the project team as the scheme develops. However, we would like to take this opportunity to respond more generally to your concerns. Traffic demand and modelling Overall, the TfL Road Modernisation Plan will decrease road […]

March 28th, 2015 by

Photos Sourced from : Alternative DfT and A View From The Cycle Path As the council moves towards legalising cycling in Park Hill Park, I’ve been asked if the Croydon Cycling Campaign thinks this is an important change worth fighting for. It’s a difficult question to field, as opening up the route via Park Hill is hardly going to open up the flood gates to hundreds of people cycling through it into Croydon. However, context is key, and given the context, it’s crucial. The Sustrans Connect2 route aims to connect up green spaces across the […]

March 15th, 2015 by

Below is the complete consultation response submitted by the Croydon Cycling Campaign to TfL regarding their proposals for a new flyover and road widening in the Waddon/fiveways area. Motivation for the Scheme The Croydon Cycling Campaign (CCC) notes that the Fiveways scheme currently being consulted on has the purpose of increasing traffic capacity in the area in order to meet an expected increase in traffic due to economic and population growth. The CCC opposes this aim on the following grounds It is unclear why the scheme is necessary as we know that the current road […]

January 25th, 2015 by

The Croydon Cycling Campaign has welcomed the ambition and principle of the proposed changes to the double roundabouts at the end of Crystal Palace Parade (consultation now closed), but has said they fall short of the needed safety standard. You can see the plans for yourself here. The Croydon Cycling Campaign was delighted to see TFL and Southwark put forward some plans for two adjacent Dutch roundabouts, utilising the latest tools available to junction designers including the new ‘zoucan’ (zebra/toucan) crossing. However, on closer inspection the plans introduce new dangers and fail to address the […]

January 25th, 2015 by

In the run up to the 2014 local elections the Labour party, led by now council leader Tony Newman, signed up to our space4cycling campaign in Croydon. It is now time to remind Tony of that commitment to cycling to make sure he delivers on his promises. Please sign this petition to let him know you are waiting for the council to deliver safe space for cycling in Croydon Croydon Space4Cycling Petition

September 23rd, 2014 by

On Tuesday, 16 September 2014, something out of the ordinary happened in Croydon. A debate took place in the Council chambers on the merits of introducing a measure that would make our streets safer, cut the number and severity of casualties and slash the costs of bloody incidents that in 2013 cost us dearly, in both human and financial terms. That magic bullet is 20 mph.   According to campaign group, 20’s Plenty for us, other London boroughs, such as Camden, Islington and the City of London have adopted 20mph as their speed limit on […]

June 5th, 2014 by

The Croydon Cycling Campaign is a small volunteer run organisation whose members have been very busy over the past year, developing our policies, lobbying politicians, engaging with other voluntary organisations and working with council officers. All of this effort has just been laying the foundations for a cycling revolution in Croydon, foundations that we believe are now firmly in place. Here is why we are excited about the opportunity that now presents itself The deputy leader of the party now controlling the council is so supportive of our campaign that he signed up all the […]

May 5th, 2014 by

Please join the London Cycling Campaign on Saturday 17 May 2014 for the ‘Space for Cycling’ Big Ride, which is a fun ride with a serious message, telling politicians we want streets that are safe and inviting for everyone to cycle.For more information on the ride itself, click here Croydon Cycling Campaign is aiming to lead two separate feeder rides to the “Big Ride”. East Croydon Station Feeder Departing from Dingwall Road by East Croydon station at 9:30am Crystal Palace Feeder Departing from outside Cadence on the junction of Anerley Hill, Church Road and Crystal […]

January 26th, 2014 by

A track record of under-investment Croydon Council has a poor record of investment in cycling – compared to other London boroughs, it has asked for less money, so got less and then spent less than it was given. Using data obtained via a Freedom of Information request, we know that in the financial years 2006/7 to 2009/10, Croydon applied to Transport for London to spend £2.8m on building the “London Cycle Network Plus” network of cycle-friendly streets and other pro-cycling measures. It received £1.8m to do that and in the years 2006/6 to 2008/9 spent […]