Category Archives: Streets for people not pollution

Most main roads in Crystal Palace suffer from long queues of traffic at rush hour, causing pollution that breaks European health limits. Too many residential roads are rat-runs for speeding motorists, and too few roads are really safe and pleasant for walking and cycling.

We would like the councils in the area to take the best street designs from other parts of London and from countries like the Netherlands, and work with TfL to reduce traffic and pollution in the area.

We support the Space for Cycling campaign.

Sian Berry backs Crystal Palace community

Sian Berry, our candidate for Mayor of London and top candidate for the London Assembly elections in May 2016, came to visit Crystal Palace yesterday. She pledged support from City Hall and an end to top-down meddling for community groups with vision, energy and plans for Crystal Palace Park, the National Sports Centre, Upper Norwood Library, a neighbourhood forum, the Central Hill Estate, and the Crystal Palace Transition Town’s transport group. Continue reading Sian Berry backs Crystal Palace community

Announcing our candidates for the 7th May

Shasha Khan, Rashid Nix and Tom Chance are standing for the Green Party in the three constituencies that meet in Crystal Palace, and have launched ten pledges for the local area. Continue reading Announcing our candidates for the 7th May

Penge’s Cycle Superhighway cancelled

Boris Johnson has confirmed that TfL have canned the planned Cycle Superhighway 6, which would have run from Penge up to Dulwich, through Camberwell and Elephant and Castle, and to the City. This just a couple of months after he re-dropped the tram extension, and a year after he announced plans to build a hotel on our park. Does he have something against us? Continue reading Penge’s Cycle Superhighway cancelled

Boris’ vision for Crystal Palace: no tram, more traffic

Boris Johnson has unveiled his long-term infrastructure plan, setting out what he thinks London needs up to 2050. There’s lots to take in, but two quick headlines for Crystal Palace are: no tram extension, and more motor traffic on our polluted, congested roads. Continue reading Boris’ vision for Crystal Palace: no tram, more traffic

Lambeth Labour blocking air pollution solutions

Air pollution is responsible for over 4,000 premature deaths in London, making it the second most deadly health problem after smoking. Crystal Palace suffers from long queues of dirty traffic crawling through the area, so why would Lambeth Labour try to block a Green initiative to do something about it? Continue reading Lambeth Labour blocking air pollution solutions