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Sustainable Travel

Cycling in Sutton

Be part of the 'pollution solution' and join the cycling revolution!

See more of Sutton and keep fit while getting from A to B! Cycling offers a quick, convenient, healthy and affordable way to travel around while not creating any pollution. Old bikes can be recycled, or even reused, at the Kimpton Way reuse and recycle site.

Sutton has an extensive network of signed cycle routes following quieter roads and traffic-free paths through parks and along the river Wandle. Cycling is ideal for shorter journeys, taking you from door to door quicker than the car or bus.

Cycle parking stands are provided in town centres and at key destinations such as stations, leisure centres and schools. Many employers also provide secure cycle shelters and the council is providing shelters in residential estates of flats where there is no secure cycle parking.

Promoting Cycling in the London Borough of Sutton

The London Borough of Sutton recognises the need to reduce the amount of private car use and to promote active travel. We are working with partners including TfL to increase the proportion of journeys using active modes and public transport.

The borough has developed a Sustainable Transport Strategy which includes actions to encourage cycling in the borough. We have been active in developing cycle routes such as Quietways and also shared cycle ways through parks.

For new developments in the borough, Policy 35(b) of the Sutton Local Plan encourages improvements to cycling facilities. For example new segregated cycle lanes and shared paths, improved crossings and new cycle Quietways.

Policy 37 restricts car parking in new developments to deter unnecessary car use while avoiding overspill parking problems. New developments will also be required to provide cycle parking in accordance with the council's cycle parking standards.

The council reports annually on improvements to cycling infrastructure as part of our our  Sustainable Transport Strategy Review - please see the following link: Borough Cycling Strategy

Hiring a bike in Sutton


Funded by the Mayor of London’s Air Quality Fund, 8 Brompton folding bicycles are available to hire from the docking station in Sutton at the corner of Brighton Road and The Quadrant, SM2 5AD,  just to the south of Sutton railway station. These bikes must be booked in advance via the Brompton website.

Dockless bike hire

Lime's ebike trial in Sutton has been paused as unpredictable autumn and winter weather results in lower usage rates. Lime will share information about the e-bike trial with Sutton Council's  Sustainable Transport team e.g. busy pick up locations, well used routes and usage figures. This information will assist Sutton Council with any future bicycle hire schemes and decisions about cycling and cycling infrastructure in the Borough. Lime hopes to be able to return to Sutton sometime in 2020.

To report an inappropriately parked Lime-E  bike please telephone 0800 808 5223 (freephone), email or use the Lime app by clicking the '!' button in the bottom left corner.

If you find an inappropriately parked hire bike from any other operator e.g Mobike, Freebike, Santander, Jump etc. please email the bicycle ID number and location details to the Sustainable Transport team who will contact the operator to arrange removal. 

Report a problem

If you wish to report a problem with a cycle path or would like to request a cycle shelter or on-street cycle stand please use our online enquiry form.

Make a cycle path or cycle shelter/stand enquiry here