Tooting and Wandsworth commons to get cycle tracks

At last, after more than ten years of uncertainty, the cycle tracks across Tooting and Wandsworth Commons have been given the go-ahead by Transport Secretary, Alastair Darling.  Arcane legal arguments have kept these valuable green cycle links closed, in spite of vigorous campaigning by local groups.  Residents of SW London can now look forward to safer, green travel in these traffic-choked areas.

Safe cycling for all the family

Local Tooting resident, Jane Parker is delighted "This is great news.  At last there is somewhere safe for our kids to ride their bikes.  Many local parents will now be able to leave the car at home and take their children to school by bike."

Wandsworth Cycling Campaign: Tracks must work for all users

Simon Merrett, Chair of Wandsworth Cycling Campaign, said "We are delighted that this has finally been resolved and common sense has prevailed.  Thanks to our members for all their campaigning work over many years.  Wandsworth Cycling Campaign looks forward to working with Wandsworth Council and commons management committees to ensure that the tracks work for the benefit of all users of these pleasant open spaces."