StopSwapGo is an initiative by Essex County Council to encourage more people to leave their cars at home and walk, cycle or take the bus… Read More »The StopSwapGo initiative from Essex County Council
This month we visit Chigwell Lane in Loughton to look at a shared use path which runs from Oakwood Hill to almost Debden station. The… Read More »Rubbish Infrastructure of the Month 4: Chigwell Lane Shared Path
The current hot local issue is Epping Forest District Council’s plan for a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) in the forest (some official reading here). Normally… Read More »Epping Forest’s proposed Clean Air Zone (CAZ)
In November the new Essex Climate Action Commission published its Interim Report (general info; report itself). First impressions suggest that they are serious about making big changes, and… Read More »Essex Climate Action Commission: Interim Report – our reactions
Back in August, we brought your attention to an innovative new way of operating bus services in Sevenoaks, Demand Responsive Transport (DRT). We will shortly… Read More »Trial of Demand Responsive Transport in Epping Forest
Some enterprising residents, from Chigwell Residents’ Association, the Parish Council, and Epping Forest Transport Action Group (EFTAG), have seen some opportunities for some exciting safe… Read More »A new cycling and walking network for Chigwell?
Cycling infrastructure broadly falls into two categories: ‘stuff that you use to go somewhere’ and ‘stuff that you use when you arrive’. Our first two… Read More »Rubbish Infrastructure of the Month 3: Job Centre Bike Rack
The twists and turns of an occasional cycle-commuter between Chigwell and the West End November 2020: Whipps Cross Wishlist Coming in from Chigwell, my heart… Read More »Tales of a Cycling Commuter 1: Whipps Cross Wishlist
For our second look at the rubbish infrastructure of Epping Forest, we unfortunately find ourselves at Loughton’s only purpose-built cycle track – on Rectory Lane. … Read More »Rubbish Infrastructure of the Month 2: Rectory Lane Cycle Path
Since the start of the pandemic, Essex Highways has done almost nothing to tackle the emergency across most of our district. So we wrote to Councillor Kevin Bentley, who is the member of the Essex County Council Cabinet with responsibility for highways and infrastructure, to find out what’s going on.