About Author: Amy Foster

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  • This week, I was interested to see @fietsprofessor tweet an image of Amsterdam in the 1970s; a road completely blocked by cars, all desperately trying to get across an intersection, resulting in total gridlock. The caption to it reads: ‘Go on, tell me again.. that your city is not Amsterdam’. I feel like this could be the catchphrase to my week. On Tuesday, I ended up having a lively ‘discussion’ about a headline in one of our local papers. The story was about a pilot ‘School Streets’ scheme, aiming to reduce congestion, improve road safety and encourage active travel. […]
    This week, I was interested to see @fietsprofessor tweet an image of Amsterdam in the 1970s; a road completely blocked by cars, all desperately trying to get across an intersection, resulting in total gridlock. The caption to it reads: ‘Go on, tell me again.. that your city is not Amsterdam’. I feel like this could be the catchphrase to my week. On Tuesday, I ended up having a lively ‘discussion’ about a headline in one of our local papers. The story was about a pilot ‘School Streets’ scheme, aiming to reduce congestion, improve road safety and encourage active travel. […]

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  • Sometimes, being someone who rides in bike in Croydon can be a rather depressing business. Especially when I look to other boroughs (yes, I mean you Waltham Forest) where enormous and exciting changes are taking place, making community streets safer and more pleasant to walk and cycle along. However, I do try not to be a pessimist about everything all the time, so would like to take a moment to highlight some of the lovely things that are happening in Croydon. Firstly, play streets. London Play is a charity supporting local residents who wish to set up […]
    Sometimes, being someone who rides in bike in Croydon can be a rather depressing business. Especially when I look to other boroughs (yes, I mean you Waltham Forest) where enormous and exciting changes are taking place, making community streets safer and more pleasant to walk and cycle along. However, I do try not to be a pessimist about everything all the time, so would like to take a moment to highlight some of the lovely things that are happening in Croydon. Firstly, play streets. London Play is a charity supporting local residents who wish to set up […]

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  •   Riders from Cypress Primary in South Norwood Thursday May 18th saw Croydon Bicycle Theatre debut at the Croydon Cycle Fest, held alongside the Tour Series.   Croydon Bicycle Theatre was formed following the Croydon Cycling Campaign’s ‘CRO Ghost Tour’ in November and aims to create original theatrical events that will get people onto their bikes in the borough. Thursday’s event saw the group work with two Norwood Primary schools on a heritage ride, introducing the children to Tessie Reynolds (the 1893 record breaking London to Brighton cyclist) and her controversial rationals. Tessie, and LCC […]
      Riders from Cypress Primary in South Norwood Thursday May 18th saw Croydon Bicycle Theatre debut at the Croydon Cycle Fest, held alongside the Tour Series.   Croydon Bicycle Theatre was formed following the Croydon Cycling Campaign’s ‘CRO Ghost Tour’ in November and aims to create original theatrical events that will get people onto their bikes in the borough. Thursday’s event saw the group work with two Norwood Primary schools on a heritage ride, introducing the children to Tessie Reynolds (the 1893 record breaking London to Brighton cyclist) and her controversial rationals. Tessie, and LCC […]

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  • November 20th saw the Croydon Cyclists first theatrical bicycle tour.  A version of the article below was first published on the website of the Croydon Citizen on November 23rd 2016. Croydon is the most haunted borough in London. Fact. And with this spurious piece of data we we’re off. Where exactly in Croydon do these phantoms live? Who are these poor lost souls, doomed to wander our streets in eternal sorrow? How can we share these fantastical stories with our fellow townspeople in a fun, yet terrifying, way? Or rather, I was off, dragging the rest […]
    November 20th saw the Croydon Cyclists first theatrical bicycle tour.  A version of the article below was first published on the website of the Croydon Citizen on November 23rd 2016. Croydon is the most haunted borough in London. Fact. And with this spurious piece of data we we’re off. Where exactly in Croydon do these phantoms live? Who are these poor lost souls, doomed to wander our streets in eternal sorrow? How can we share these fantastical stories with our fellow townspeople in a fun, yet terrifying, way? Or rather, I was off, dragging the rest […]

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