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Croydon

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Croydon is a large town in south London, England. It is 9.4 miles (15.1 km) south of Charing Cross, and the principal settlement in the London Borough of Croydon. The town had a population of 192,064 as of 2011, whilst the wider borough had a population of 384,837. Croydon lies on a transport corridor between central London and the south coast of England, to the north of two high gaps in the North Downs. The town is also at the centre of the only tramway system in southern England. W

Croydon community action[edit | edit source]

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Community currencies activism[edit | edit source]

Croydon LETS

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

Croydon cycling campaign

Although hilly, Croydon is compact and has few major trunk roads running through it. It is on one of the Connect2 schemes which are part of the National Cycle Network route running around Croydon. The North Downs, an area of outstanding natural beauty popular with both on- and off-road cyclists, is so close to Croydon that part of the park lies within the borough boundary, and there are routes into the park almost from the civic centre. W

Environment quality[edit | edit source]

Ethical consumerism[edit | edit source]

Croydon Real Nappy Network

Food activism[edit | edit source]

  • South Norwood Community Kitchen, using the power of food to bring our community together and to make it stronger in order to build collective action. "We are determined to create free, equal and accessible community spaces where people can build relationships, have a voice and access what they need." added 12:39, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

Open spaces[edit | edit source]

The borough has many woods for walking in, which together account for 8.5% of Greater London's woodland resource (626.46 hectares). These include Lloyd Park and Croham Hurst.

Among several other parks and open spaces around Croydon, there is an area of landscaped green space in the town centre called Queens Gardens; it is adjacent to the town hall and Clocktower art centre. W

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

  • Crystal Palace Low Traffic Neighbourhood , a group of independent people who live in the LTN who are campaigning for a safe, quiet and non-polluted environment for our neighbours and safe roads for the increased number of walkers and cylists who are using Auckland Road. added 15:48, 4 November 2020 (UTC)

Tramlink, previously Croydon Tramlink, is a light rail tram system serving Croydon and surrounding areas in south London, England. It began operation in 2000, the first tram system in London since 1952.

The network consists of 39 stops along 28 km (17 mi) of track, on a mixture of street track shared with other traffic, dedicated track in public roads, and off-street track consisting of new rights-of-way, former railway lines, and one right-of-way where the Tramlink track runs parallel to a third rail-electrified Network Rail line. W

News and comment[edit | edit source]

2021

Community, community, community: WHO IS IT FOR? Apr 29 [1]

2015

New cycle hub and Brompton Bike Hire scheme set to open in Croydon town centre, August 11 [2]

Reporting noise? App's the way to do it, January 19 [3]

2014

Lots of happy talk as residents do the Sensible thing, February 18 [4]

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