Road safety

Pedal for Progress

Posted on March 16th, by Amy Foster in Culture. No Comments

Our goal is to prove that there are others in Croydon who’d like more choices about how they get from A to B

I became a mother of two nearly three months ago now. People want to know: how is it going? How are you coping? We’re ok. Not bad. But then I have a moment when I feel actually good again and I realise that … Read More »

A decision made at speed: 20mph zones revisited

Posted on January 5th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Croydon Council has brought in 20mph zones – what impact will they have?

The 20-mile-per-hour zone argument has surfaced again, with news from a council in the south west of England that since their introduction, accident rates have gone up. Closer to home, here in Croydon, signs have appeared at the end of my street following the introduction by Croydon Council.

Unlike when I started writing … Read More »

Does democracy travel at 20mph?

Posted on January 13th, by Michael Swadling in Politics & Society. 11 comments

Michael Swadling asks why a vote is good enough for some parts of Croydon but not others

When you Google the word democracy, the answer comes back as “a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state”. The Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of democracy includes the definition of “the absence of hereditary or arbitrary class distinctions or privileges”. This leads to … 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

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 »

When #20IsPlenty came to north east Croydon

Posted on September 12th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Politics & Society. 7 comments

There’s a new 20mph speed limit in north east Croydon. Who owns the streets? asks Liz Sheppard-Jones

It’s easy to stereotype people and in the recent consultation over whether a second area in north-east Croydon should reduce its speed limit to 20mph, some old favourites went head to head: selfish, speed-obsessed drivers (hiss!) versus saintly cyclists (cheer!), petrolheads versus tree-huggers, lead-loving vehicle-users versus lycra-clad Greens, climate change … Read More »

Croydon North constituency in the top ten for pedestrian road casualties in Britain

Posted on April 9th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

A new report has found that the Croydon North parliamentary constituency is amongst the top 10 highest for pedestrian road casualties in Britain, with rates 86% above the national average.

Release begins: A new report by Direct Line Car Insurance and PACTS (an All-Party Parliamentary Group) calculates the road casualty rates for residents of each parliamentary constituency relative to the local population.

The report reveals that Croydon North parliamentary … Read More »