Little Holland - Cycling Forum - 8.00pm 28 November 2013



Massive improvements to cycling in Wimbledon are being proposed under the Mayor of London's 'Little Holland' programme. Wimbledon town centre is proposed to be redesigned on Dutch principles with a cycle hub at the Centre Court shopping centre. As one of the shortlisted boroughs for a share in the £100 million funding, Merton Council has teamed up with the Wimbledon Civic Forum to carry out a public forum to gauge opinion and comment on the design. At the meeting the plans for the town centre will be presented, with a chance to ask questions of the key players who are developing the project on our behalf. This public consultation will form part of the final stage presentation to the Government of London, so come and have your say, by engaging and commenting on the proposals, we lend weight to the bid and help secure funding for these potentially major improvements to our town centre.

Do the improvements include Wimbledon Village?

LBM Future Merton replied:

One of the key corridors we are looking at is from the borough boundary on Wimbledon Parkside to South Wimbledon via Wimbledon Town Centre. Some complimentary work in LB Wandsworth this will enable better connections to Putney, Wandsworth Town Centre etc.

We’re also keen to undertake an electric bike trial – a small-scale electric version of Boris bikes, with the possibility of a handful of docking points (i.e. Wimbledon Town Centre, Village, AELTC etc).

We are still very much at the concept stage, so will just be presenting ideas.

Richard Lancaster
Programme Manager – Placemaking & Public Realm
Future Merton
London Borough of Merton

Tel: 020 8545 3216

Here are the slides as presented at the forum on 28 November 2013.

Here is a link to the final presentation document submitted by LBM to the Mayor, for the final round.…

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