Cycling


Croydon Bicycle Theatre celebrates women’s suffrage centenary

Posted on February 1st, by Amy Foster in Culture. No Comments

Telling the story of the battle for women’s right to vote

“Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world.”

When Susan B. Anthony made this statement, voting rights remained a distant promise for women both in her native US and here in the UK. However, it is no surprise to … Read More »



Re-using bikes: in Croydon, recycling means exactly what it says

Posted on September 18th, by Andrew Dickinson in Politics & Society. 9 comments

How one man and sixty bikes stayed the course and avoided the scrapheap

Just a little story to share with you.

One of the original projects on the Croydon ReUse site was a social enterprise that would make use of unwanted bikes. These would either be donated machines from the public or cycle shops where they had done a trade-in. Or, believe it or not, where … Read More »



I would make Croydon better by… October 2016

Posted on October 24th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

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 … Read More »



How tech will save Croydon’s cyclists

Posted on March 19th, by Danni Lapham in Croydon: Tech City, Opinion. 3 comments

Cycle Alert writer/charity worker Danni Lapham explains how the tech that her company provides might help to make Croydon’s roads safer for cyclists

This month Croydon launches Cycle Alert – a radio-frequency identification (RFID) cyclist detection system for large goods vehicles that helps to reduce blind spot dangers to cyclists and to improve work-related road safety operations.

The system consists of a tag fitted to … Read More »



Croydon Council launches Cycle Alert initiative

Posted on March 19th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. 1 Comment

Members of the public are being encouraged by Croydon Council to fit Cycle Alert tags onto their bikes, available online via the Cycle Alert website, or via the council and through various local bike shops, for free.

Release begins: Croydon Council has announced it will be trialling new vehicle technology Cycle Alert in a pilot project on Council HGVs.

The news comes in the wake of another … Read More »



EVENT: #Croydon #TechCity – Thursday 19th March at 7:30pm @3Spaceorg

Posted on March 17th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Tech City - News. 1 Comment

Jonny Rose unveils the lineup for Thursday’s #Croydon #TechCity event, taking place at 3Space Croydon

It’s that time of the month again when Croydon’s tech scene comes out to play at 3Space in Southern House and learns from local tech entrepreneurs.

Everyone is welcome – you don’t need to be a business owner or computer-lover to enjoy this!

To sign up to … Read More »



March’s submissions to ‘I would make Croydon better by…’

Posted on March 11th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. Comments Off

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

Last year we launched a campaign to get your suggestions to make Croydon a better place. Why? From the beginning, a big part of the Citizen has been about proposing concrete, achievable solutions to the town’s problems. Now we want to do more and to involve readers on a larger scale than ever.

These are three … Read More »



November’s submissions for “I would make Croydon better by…”

Posted on November 12th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

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

A few months ago, we launched a campaign to get your suggestions to make Croydon a better place. Why? From the beginning, a big part of the Citizen has been about proposing concrete, achievable solutions to the town’s problems. Now we want to do more and involve readers on a larger … Read More »



Electric Bikes – Croydon’s next transport revolution?

Posted on November 29th, by Neil Ridulfa in Culture. 7 comments

Are Croydon’s residents missing out on a way to find freedom and equality? Neil Ridulfa explores

Croydon has always been a place for pioneering transport. The town gave the world its first purpose built airport terminal, the world’s first public railway, and decades after the rest of the country gave up on them, Croydon took the bold step of bringing trams back to the borough. … Read More »



5 London Road: Albemarle Bond

Posted on December 21st, by Kake in History. No Comments

Kake’s tour of London Road moves back to the west side of the road with a look at a building that’s seen service as an oil and colour merchant, a hire-purchase furniture store, and a bicycle shop.

The current occupant of 5 London Road is Albemarle Bond, a pawnbroker and payday loan shop. Albemarle Bond’s tenure at this address began in December 2011, though this wasn’t their first London … Read More »