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Prior to June 2009 a separate newsletter was published (edited by the same author) for Bromley residents (members of the BBRAG group). It contained many similar articles to the ABD London newsletters but older editions, which go back to 1999, contain many interesting articles that are not in the ABD London newsletters. These BBRAG newsletters are listed below. Use the Search tab to locate any content you are looking for.

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 Issue No.   Date   Contents


 Jun 2009

 Bickley Station Width Restriction,  Tesco Orpington Opens,  Electric Cars Plugged in London,  Every Breath You Take,  20 Mph Too Low?,  Mayor's Transport Strategy,  Does Policing Reduce Accidents?,  The Causes of Accidents,  Travel Plans, Motorway Speed Cameras


 Apr 2009

 Contentious Shared Space,  Memorial Flowers,  Crown Lane Speed Humps, Chislehurst Road Bridge, Specs 3 Cameras


 Dec 2008

 Congestion Charge to be Abolished,  20 Mph Speed Limits,  Speed Humps,

 Crown Lane Improvement, SIDs Do Work, Environmental Debate, Not Guilty - But You'll Still Pay, Boris's Way to Go,  Mayor's Recent Decisions, LIP Funding & Distorted Policies, Crofton Lane Speed Humps, New "Routemaster" Winners, The Olympic Route Network


 Sept 2008

 London Congestion Tax,  Western Extension Consultation,  Wide Area 20Mph Speed Limits,  Pedestrianisation of Parliament Square,  Clock House Permit Parking Scheme, Crown Lane Traffic Scheme


 July 2008

 Johnson Announces Congestion Charge Consultation,  New Routemaster Competition, 25 Congestion Charge Scrapped,  Speed Table Noise & Vibration,  Child Car Safety Seats,  New Policies at TfL,  Bus Lane Cycling and Road Safety,  When Traffic Offences are Void,  Speed Humps & The Disabled,  Mobile Phone Parking,  Speed Cameras


 May 2008

 Election Results,  TfL and the Ipsos/Mori Survey, No Privacy in London, Dartford Crossing Tolls, Road Works to be Controlled?, Debate on Road Pricing, Traffic Counts Not Rising


 Mar 2008

 Mayoral Candidates Policies, Petition Against Speed Humps in Chislehurst, A Personal Story of Speed Camera Persecution, Croydon Tramlink Takeover by TfL, 25 Congestion Charge Challenge, Motorbikes in Bus Lanes, Deaths and Air Pollution, "Driving Change" Seminar, Elmstead Lane Campaign, Crown Lane Improvement, Bromley's Congestion Working Group


 Jan 2008

 Parliament Square to be "Improved", Speed Humps Double Emissions, Green Party Coerces Livingstone, The Mayoral Elections, Traffic Calming in Tower Hamlets, London Travel Report 2007, Olympics Travel Plan, 25 Congestion Charge, Road Accidents: Prevent or Punish?


 Nov 2007

 Lycra Louts and Cycle Stop Lines, Road Deaths in London Rise, Third World Country Subsidises London Bus Fares, Mobile Speed Cameras in Bromley, London Congestion Charge Report, Living Under Livingstone, Intelligent Speed Adaptation, Overwhelming Opposition to Greenwich Road Tolls, 20 Mph Speed Limits, More Anti-Car Plans, Capita and the Congestion Charge, Bromley Town Centre Plans, How to Collect Cash from the Public


 Sept 2007

 Cars and Air Pollution - The Facts, Manchester Congestion Tax, TfL, FOI and the Blackwall Tunnel, ABD Launches Campaign Against the Greenwich Congestion Charge, London Congestion Charge Report, Proposed 25 Congestion Charge, Higher Penalties for Congestion Charge Infringers, Larger Tesco Store Approved, Thames Gateway Bridge - A Victory for the Luddites?, West London Tram is Dead, The Four Hills Speed Hump Study


 July 2007

 Worsley Bridge Road Speed Table, Greenwich Road Tools and Blackwall Tunnel Tidal Flow Cessation, Road Pricing - the Key Issues, Transport 2000 Funding, London LEZ, BBRAG Membership Rates, Bus Jams, Tramlink Extension Consultation, The Dangers of Bendy Buses, Tesco Orpington Update, The Cost of London's Freedom Pass, Challenging Ken Livingstone on Congestion Charging and Pollution, IPSOS/MORI Conference Report, Garden Road and Commuter Parking, Unreasonable Camera Enforcement in Lambeth, Another London Mayoral Candidate


 May 2007

 Toronto Rejects Congestion Charging, Bickley East Traffic Calming Scheme, Mottingham North Traffic Calming, Greenwich Road Tolls, Tidal Flow in Blackwall Tunnel Ended, Bromley Council Opposes Road Pricing, Black Cabs in Mourning?, Community Speed Watch, Speeding Fines - A Lottery for Honest Drivers in London, Parking Permit Votes in Islington, A New Threat to Your Freedom


 Mar 2007

 Petitions Against Road Pricing and Speed Humps, London's Low Emission Zone (LEZ), Cross River Tram, Tramlink and Bus Competition, New Draconian Powers in TfL Bill, Mayoral Candidate Steps Forward, Orpington Bus Lane Cameras, Bromley Road Safety Plan, Congestion Charge Extension, Old Hills Humps Smoothed Out, Another Speed Hump Problem, Council Not Happy with LIP, CO2 Based Permit Parking Charges


 Jan 2007

 Croydon Tramlink Extension, More Red Lights and Slower Traffic, Ravensbourne Avenue Parking, Cray Avenue Bus Lane Cameras, Bromley Parking Charges & Budgets, Dartford Crossing Toll Changes, Richmond Permit Parking Scheme, New London Traffic Web Site, LEZ Consultation, Bus Build-Outs, Bickley Traffic Calming, The Latest Attack on Car Owners, Figures Demonstrate Road Safety Policy is Wrong, Old Hill Speed Humps, Road Usage Charging, The Eddington Report, Transport 2025 for London


 Nov 2006

 Sheppey Bridge Opens, Thames Gateway Bridge, Cars and Air Pollution in the UK, Permit Parking and "Carer Permits", Croydon Tramlink Extension, Bus Lanes and the Conservatives, Cray Avenue Bus Lane, The Congestion Charge & Congestion, London Buses and Air Pollution, Bickley Traffic Calming, Speed Humps Have No Effect!, UK Road Casualty Statistics, Crossover Parking


 Sep 2006

 Congestion Tax Not Cutting Pollution, Congestion Rising within the Congestion Tax Zone, Ken to Raise Congestion Tax to 25, TfL Attacks Removal of Bus Lanes, More Powers for the Dictator, License Plates for Cyclists, Parking Charges Hit New Records, Under-reporting of Road Casualties, London Accident Statistics, The Cities of Oakland and Portland, & Speed Humps, Marlow Road 20 Mph Zone and Enforcement by Cameras, Bus Boarders - A New Road Hazard, Cameras Worsen Jams at Junctions, Why Business Must Oppose Congestion Charging,

 Conservatives Reviewing Transport Policy, Portland, Oregon and Sayeeda Wars, UK Speed Limits - No Longer "Reasonable", Cray Avenue Bus Lane Fine Appeal Proves Council is Acting Unlawfully


 Aug 2006

 Metropolitan Police Consultation, Higher Parking Fines in London, Parking Fines and a Bill of Rights, Should you Buy a Hybrid Car?, "No Car Lanes" Proposed for London, No Environmental Benefit from the Congestion Charge Tax, More Speed Cameras in London, And Fewer Speed Cameras in London, Water Shortage Blamed on Motorists, London Transport in 2025, Letters to the Telegraph on Humps, The Government's Transport Goals, New Tory Transport Initiatives, What is the Most Cost Effective and Safest Transport System?, Past Newsletter Articles, Membership Price Increase, Bromley Transport Plans Published, Underreporting of Road Accidents


 June 2006

 Tesco Creates Uproar in Orpington, Removal of Humps in Barnet, Humps to Go in Gloucestershire, TfL Wants to Change Your Behaviour, Recent Council Election Results, Eric Forth Dies, Hit & Run Collisions in London


 Apr 2006

 The Cray Avenue Bus Lane Camera, The Londoner Gets it Wrong, Congestion Charging for Bromley and Other TfL Proposals, Ken's Impact on Your Council Taxes, London's Low Emission Zone, BBC News Coverage on Speed Humps, Old Hill Decisions, Pedestrian Refuges in Beckenham, Green Lane, Chislehurst and Petts Wood Kerb Build-Outs, Double Decker Trains, More Free Lunches, Even for the Editor


 Feb 2006

 Transport Spending Priorities Wrong Again, The 4x4 Debate, Under Reporting of Road Accidents and the Old Hill Incident, The Risks of Driving and Policy Initiatives Without Facts, Stockholm Congestion Tax, A New Bridge for Petts Wood, New Train Operator Appointed, Mottingham Traffic Calming Scheme, Bromley Parking Revenues, Bromley's Transport Plan, Speed Humps Planned for Catford, More Speed Hump Dangers Revealed, City of Anaheim Spells it Out


 Dec 2005

 The Dangers of Speed Humps Proved, The Cost of Road Congestion, TfL Tries to Kill Off a Useful Service, Empire Building by Ken Livingstone, Dartford Crossing Toll Campaign, Tram Schemes Off The Rails, Bromley Town Centre Revamp, More Congestion from Tesco?


 Oct 2005

 "Star" Letter in Newsshopper, Local Government Ombudsman Under Scrutiny, Car Usage and Hurricane Deaths, Bexley Congestion Charge?, National Alliance Against Tolls, London Toll Zone to be Extended, Another Fare Rise in London Transport, Low Emission Zone Coming to London, National Travel Survey, Traffic Calming: A Scientific Study, Old Hill Consultation Agreed, Man Paralysed by Speed Hump, Ravensbourne College and Sira Sites, Orpington Parking Arrangements, Rumble Strips in Pratts Bottom, "No Go" Roads for Traffic Wardens


 Aug 2005

 Parking Charges Now over 1 Billion, Parking Enforcement in London, Disabled Petition Scottish Parliament, New Disability Discrimination Act, Old Hill Speed Humps, Private Roads and Speed Humps, Congestion Charging - The Editors View, Congestion Charging - Isn't it Great by R.Gitt, Beckenham Hospital CPZ, Vehicle Crossovers, Policing Priorities in London, Who is the Safest of All? (London Accident Statistics), Magpie Hall Lane Chicanes


 Jun 2005

 Speed Indicator Devices in Bromley, Speed Camera Fines Rise, FOI Data and Speed Cameras, Low Enforcement of Parking Penalties, Kengestion Charge Rising to 8, Kengestion Charge Extended West, Congestion System in the Dock, Air Pollution and Congestion Charging: Fiddling the Figures, Local Government Ombudsman, Thames Gateway Bridge, Inspectors Report on UDP Published, Road Deaths Down 21% in London


 Apr 2005

 Biggin Hill Airport Draft Master Plan, Congestion Charging Defeated, The Congestion Charge Con, Borough Spending Plan (BSP), Transport Local Implementation Plan, All Speed Humps to Go in Two Years?, Burnt Ash Lane Car Park Charges, Mayfield Avenue, Orpington, Bromley Common & Consultation, M11 Consultation, Speed Limit in Court Rd, Orpington, Old Hill Hump Stories, The Local Government Ombudsman, Permit Parking in Beckenham?, Taxed to Park Outside My Front Door, Orpington Car Park and the FOI Act


 Feb 2005

 Congestion Charge Rising to 8, Congestion Charging for Bromley?, London Taxi Clean-Up, More Speed Cameras Rejected, TfL Takeover Bid for Bromley Roads, Bromley Parking Charges, Permanent Park & Ride for Bromley?, Driving is Good for You, Gated Communities and Private Roads, Transport Watch Web Site, Cycling in London, Bromley Common and Consultation


 Dec 2004

 Mayor Proposes New Transport Plans, Excessive Speed and Road Accidents, New Ideas for Setting Speed Limits, London Road Safety Plan Consultation, Parking Fines in London Rocketing, New TRL Report on Speed Humps (TRL614), Hillingdon Fund for Hump Removal, Beckenham Development Problems, Tesco Orpington Store Approved, More Lunacy in Lewisham, Freedom, At Last (the FOI Act), PACTS Breaches Charity Law


 Oct 2004

 Speed Humps, Vibration and Noise by Jeremy Clyne, Speed Humps and Ambulances, More Humps for Blackheath, Fewer Humps, Fewer Accidents, Crossrail: What It Will Cost Us, Mayor Pushes Ahead with Congestion Charging Extension, Transport White Paper and the Latest UK Travel Statistics, Declining Young Drivers, Bromley High Street Proposals, New Tesco Proposals for Car Park Site, Bromley Local Implementation Plan, Old Hill Update


 Aug 2004

 Winds of Death, or Hot Air? (Environmental Issues), Hybrid Cars - The Way Ahead, Bus Drivers Don't Like Humps, London Election Results, Road Deaths Rise But Casualties Fall, Parking Bills in London Rise Rapidly, Cycle Lanes in Bromley, Bus Stop Build-Outs, Old Hill Traffic Calming Scheme, Quiet Lanes, Orpington Car Park News, Chicanes and Throttles in Bickley


 Jun 2004

 Party Policies on Transport in London, Waldo Rd Refuse Site to be Improved, Brian Coleman Versus the Taliban, Orpington Car Park Plan Rejected, Environment Plan 2004/2005, TV's Bee in Your Bonnet Joins the Anti-Hump Campaign, Speed Humps and Ambulances, GLA Speed Hump Inquiry Concluded, Councillors Legal Liabilities, Speed Cameras - A Growing Industry, Tram, Trolley or Guided Bus?, Trams Lose Money According to NAO, Congestion Charging - a Personal Nightmare, Draft Local Implementation Plans, Rewriting History


 Apr 2004

 Orpington Station Rd Car Park (in Supplement), Congestion Charging to be Extended?, Traffic Management Bill, How to Set Speed Limits, Is Rail Travel Safer?, Seltrans, GLA Inquiry into Speed Humps, Hull's Spurious Road Safety Claims


 Feb 2004

 BBRAG Adopts New Hump Policy, Removing Humps When Roads Are Resurfaced, Old Hill Speed Humps, Speed Humps Strongly Criticised by Ambulance Service at GLA Inquiry, Accidental Deaths in London, Car Clamping Comes to Bromley, Chips with Everything?, Burnt Ash Lane and Shortlands CPZs, Man Breaks Back over Speed Hump, Why Accidents Don't Fall, The Speed Camera Debate, Less Road Rage in Bromley, Safer Pedestrian Refuges


 Dec 2003

 The End of Bromley?, Orpington Car Park Plans, UDP Inquiry Submission, The Times Newspaper Publicises Anti-Speed Hump Campaigners, Borough Spending Plan for Transport and Road Safety Plan, London Accident Trends & Targets, TfL Safety Reports, New Membership Rates, Murray Avenue - The Last Word, London Congestion Charge, Proposed New Speed Limit on Addington Road, New Speed Cameras in the Limehouse Link Tunnel, A Story of Years Gone By


 Oct 2003

 Council Loses Hump Legal Case, London Congestion Charge, Mayor Raises Bus and Tube Fares, Save Money with an Oyster Card, "Bus Plus" Improvements, Bromley Air Quality Strategy, Mobile Speed Cameras in Bromley, Proposed Permit Parking Extensions, Motorcyclist Crippled by Speed Hump, Traffic Calming Programmes and Emergency Response, The Legal Basis of Traffic Calming, News Snapshots, Useful Web Sites


 Aug 2003

 Barnet Removes All Speed Humps, Proposed Thames Gateway Bridge, Congestion Charging Review, Development of Aquila Site Approved, Democracy Comes to Bromley, 20 Mph Zones for Magpie Hall Lane and Marlow Road?, Another Death In Perry Street, Chairman Raises 200 for Charity, Book Review - The Vanishing Automobile (and Other Urban Myths)


 Jun 2003

 Mayor Opposes Speed Humps!, Aquila Site Redevelopment,  Second Cycle Lane in Green Lane?, Old Hill Humps, Chislehurst Station Speed Humps, Waldo Rd/Homesdale Rd Congestion, Cutting Excessive Speed and Warning of Road Hazards, UDP Revisions, Environment Portfolio Plan, Council Tax Review, Permit Parking Schemes, Other Local Parking Changes, Blackheath and A2 Proposals, CfIT for the Chop?, The Safest Way to Travel?, Hump Count and Cost in Bromley, London and Bromley Accident Data, Speed Cameras in Kent to Increase, Croydon Tramlink Correction


 Apr 2003

 No Speed Bumps in Road Safety Plans, Patients Killed by Speed Humps, Croydon Tramlink - Is it a Success?, Bus Subsidies, More Cars But Less Car Usage, Airport Consultation, Green Lane Cycle Lane, The YQ Campaign, Old Hill Speed Bumps?, Congestion, Congestion, Improving Transport in Bromley (Part 3)


 Feb 2003

 M25 Report Recommendations, Car Sharing Initiative, Leesons Hill to be "Throttled"?, Making Speed Bumps Disappear, Interesting Web Sites, What Does a Road Accident Cost?, Another Planning System Failure, London Accident Figures Improve - But Bromley is Worse, Orpington Multi-Storey Car Park, Congestion Charging Latest, Air Quality in Bromley, Improving Transport in Bromley (Part 2)


 Dec 2002

 Latest Bromley Hump Proposals, Member Survey Results, Rookery Gardens Home Zone, Orpington, Burnt Ash Lane and Locksbottom Parking Consultation, Road Works in Southborough Lane, London Congestion Scheme Latest, Local Humbug and Prize Competition, Traffic Up by 3% in UK, Improving Transport In Bromley (Part 1)


 Oct 2002

 Mottingham Estate - The Facts, Not Opposed to Traffic Calming, Old Bexley Traffic Calming Scheme, The Arguments Against Speed Bumps, Speed Bumps and Medical Conditions, Disabled Experiences in the USA, The Latest Bromley Hump Proposals, Schools on Green Belt Land?, The Blackheath Hole on the A2, Trafalgar Square Roads Revamped, London Congestion Charging


 Aug 2002

 Fatal Accident at Shortlands, Mayor Announces Plan for London, Orpington Car Park Redevelopment, M25 Future Strategy, Gridlock in Crystal Palace and Blackheath, One Way System for Petts Wood?, Road Deaths Rise in 2001, Night Flights Court Case, Congestion Charging Court Case, Bromley Traffic Calming Schemes, New Bromley Road Safety Plan, Real Time Train Timetables, Free Traffic Data on the Internet, London Traffic Policies and News


 Jun 2002

 Conservatives Win Council Elections, Hated Speed Bumps Follow Taliban into History, The Wrong Direction, by John Redwood, M.P., Ten Year Transport Plan in Difficulties, Why is Bromley Road Safety Better?, Speed Cameras in Bromley, Mottingham Estate Traffic Scheme, Pollution Caused by Traffic Calming, Potholes Created by Road Humps, Heathrow Congestion Charging, Road User Charging, More Satellite Tracking, How to Get a Local Map, Council News, Driving Road Traffic Accidents Down, by Gareth Davies, Britains First Fatal Road Accident


 Apr 2002

 London Congestion Charging, Road Pricing via Satellites, Driver Appeals Against Speed Law, Privatisation of Main Road Network, New London Airport in Kent?, Rookery Gardens, St. Mary Cray, Council Elections, Council Funding, West Wickham Parking Scheme, Chislehurst and St Pauls Cray Commons, Aquila Site Redevelopment - Update


 Feb 2002

 Aquila Site Redevelopment, Orpington Permit Parking Scheme, Council Funding, Station Road Car Park, Orpington, Blackbrook Lane Update, Latest Bromley Accident Statistics, Speed Campaign in Jail Lane, Reduced Speed Limit Raises Accidents, Birkbeck Road, Beckenham, Car Dependency


 Jan 2002

 Darul Uloom School, London Congestion Charging, Bromley Young Driver Training, Speed Camera Update, Bromley Web Sites, Orpington Car Park, UK Transport "Worst in Europe", Integrated Transport Commission, Useful Transport Statistics Source, Heathrow Terminal 5 Decision, Freedom of Information Act


 Nov 2001

 Surprising Change of Council Policy on Speed Bumps, Council Leadership System, Aquila and Thornet Wood Rd, Bickley, Developments, Old Hill, Chislehurst, Dartford Crossing, Homefield Rise, Orpington, Mobile Phones, The Dangers of Drink, Cutting Traffic by 15%, Hawthorne Experiments, Air Pollution


 Aug 2001

 Bromley Accident Statistics, UK Accident Statistics, London Accident Statistics, London Transport Strategy, Pollution in London, Air Quality on the Underground, Speed Camera Follow Up, Speed Cameras - the Latest News, Speed Cameras - Public Opinion, Aquila Site Redevelopment, Road Humps and the Disabled


 Jul 2001

 Speed Cameras, Odyssey Speed Camera Detection, Biggin Hill Airport Update, Lewisham, Manor Lee Area, Legal Basis of Traffic Calming Schemes, Stanhope Grove Scheme, News on Other Traffic Schemes, Bromley Accident Statistics, Change of Council Control, Homesdale Road Congestion, Speed Bumps on the Internet, Thornet Wood Road, Bickley, Intelligent Speed Humps, Bromley Pageant of Motoring,  Old Hill, Chislehurst, Mayors Transport Strategy,

 Air Quality Management in Bromley


 Apr 2001

 Unitary Development Plan. Air Pollution, Kemnal Road Closure, Permit Parking Extension, 50 Mph Limit on A2, Intelligent Speed Humps, GLA Transport Strategy, Biggin Hill Airport


 Feb 2001

 Old Hill, Chislehurst, Kemnal Road Closure, St. Mary Cray Traffic Calming Scheme, Homesdale Road Congestion, Watts Lane Zebra Crossing, DETR Report - Tomorrows Roads, Road Traffic Penalties Consultation


 Nov 2000

 Old Hill, Chislehurst, Priority Accident Remedial Sites, Green Lane Cycle Path, Watts Lane Zebra Crossing, Roger Perry: Obituary, Council Leadership System, Latest Hump Count


 Jun 2000

 Chislehurst Road, Bickley, Bromley Town Centre Parking Plan, Bus Lanes and Bus Pollution, Green Lane Cycle Lane, Waldo Road Rubbish Tip, Latest Accident Statistics, Speed Bumps (TRL Report 417)


 Apr 2000

 Blackbrook Lane Scheme, Chislehurst Road, Bickley, Blackwall Tunnel, Where Your Money is Spent


 Mar 2000

 Blackbrook Lane Scheme, Blackbrook Lane Refuge, Watts Lane/Manor Park Road, Biggin Hill Airport


 Nov 1999

 Blackbrook Lane, Bickley, Safer Routes to School


 Oct 1999

 Blackbrook Lane, Bickley, Integrated Transport Strategy, Expenditure on Road Schemes and Accident Statistics, Speed Contribution to Accidents, Proposed Bus Lane, Council Committee Members, Watts Lane/Manor Park Road


 Jun 1999

 Watts Lane/Manor Park Road Postscript, Local Government Ombudsman Complaint, Chislehurst Road, Bickley and Chislehurst, Blackbrook Lane and Other Prospective Traffic Calming Schemes, Aims and Objectives of BBRAG, Expenditure on Road Schemes and Accident Statistics, The Chislehurst Society



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