Analysis

Will London’s cycling gender gap close because of ‘superhighways’?

A recent observation that London’s dedicated cycling lanes – its “cycle superhighways” – and other cycling infrastructure are dominated by men and have therefore failed to “normalise” cycling in London produced sustained Twitter derision of a familiar […]

Analysis

Sadiq Khan’s affordable homes investment: some detail and context

Last week, City Hall announced that Sadiq Khan will “kickstart” a “major council homebuilding comeback” in London by investing £1.67bn in boroughs’ own housebuilding programmes and in so doing “help get 10,000 new council homes underway […]

News

Kensington & Chelsea leader asks for ‘united council’ and pledges to ‘reach out to all communities’

Elizabeth Campbell, the Conservative leader of Kensington & Chelsea Council (RBKC), has urged her Labour opponents to “reach consensus” and “work together” with her new administration, and challenged councillors of all parties, including her fellow […]

Culture

Vic Keegan’s Lost London 42: the statues of Vauxhall Bridge

Vauxhall Bridge definitely qualifies as a hidden gem, though you would never think so from walking across its mundane, deteriorating surface. It is almost designed not to be appreciated, because you can’t easily see its […]

News

Liberal Democrats promise ‘fresh start’ for Richmond, as Greens prepare to be ‘critical friends’

The new make-up of Richmond Council will be formalised at a full meeting tonight, with the Liberal Democrats resoundingly back in charge following the recent borough elections, the beaten Conservatives in opposition and the interesting prospect […]

Analysis

A question about London’s cycle lanes: ‘where are the women’?

Video footage taken by active travel campaigner @HalHaines last week has inspired a debate about the effectiveness of London’s new cycle lanes. He was making a point about traffic signals on Cycle Superhighway 3 at Parliament […]

News

Haringey: ‘Corbyn Council’ cabinet line-up takes shape

The borough elections went pretty well for Labour overall, but it seems significant that their two worst results in terms of losing seats suggest rejections of directions the party has gone in since Jeremy Corbyn became its leader […]

Analysis

London’s regeneration tension will not just go away

Looking back at the borough election results, two of the smaller outcomes seem to speak clearly to a larger theme – the heightening tensions arising from property development in various parts of town. One of those two […]