I would make Croydon better by… October 2016

By - Monday 24th October, 2016

How could Croydon be improved? We want your suggestions today! Email us at editors@thecroydoncitizen.com

In 2014 we launched a campaign to get your suggestions to make Croydon a better place, and it’s still going strong. From the beginning, a big part of the Citizen has been about proposing concrete, achievable solutions to the town’s problems and we are delighted that so many have responded so positively. We want to involve readers in thinking about the future and give everyone the chance to think outside the box and put forward new ideas.

Restore the mosaic on the corner of Sydenham Road and Dingwall Road

The mosaic is beautifully coloured although very worn away. It would be a terrific boost to the area if this piece of history could be repaired and returned to its original bright appearance.

Steve Thompson

Permit cycling in public parks 

There are too many obstacles to being able to get around Croydon on two wheels. Cycle paths on roads are too often inadequate or non-existent and this discourages people who might otherwise cycle from doing so. Permitting cycling in public parks would open up time-saving routes across town, thus encouraging many more people to get around by bike.

Amanda Pavon-Lopez

Clamp down on mobile phone usage by drivers

Croydon has too many traffic jams, and people take the opportunity to check their phones. As a regular driver, I have noticed a marked increase in this behaviour. Even in a stationary car this carries risk, not to mention being tiresome for other road-users when someone who’s updating their Facebook status doesn’t notice that the lights have changed. But it’s also a dangerous habit: getting used to texting from behind the wheel leads too easily into texting whilst your car is moving. So I suggest a clampdown: high on-the-spot fines for drivers caught doing this and a public information campaign with reminder signs at black spots where people are likely to be sitting in stationary cars.

Bess Atwood 

The Croydon Citizen

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