The Go Cycle Programme
What are people saying and doing?
How are people travelling?
Measuring the changes of travelling behaviours, and the uptake of cycling by residents across the borough is captured in the annual The Cycling in Kingston Annual Report, which was first published in 2019.
In their own words ...
Lucy Jensen, Resident
"I would like to tell you how much me and my family have loved the new cycle lanes in Kingston. They have changed how we travel as a family, we only ever cycle around Kingston now. It's safe for our kids to cycle from our home.... I use on a daily basis and it's absolutely fantastic, we’ve even sold our second car and bought an electric bike!! Thank you so much for all the hard work in making Kingston more bike-friendly!
Kingston Cycling Campaign
"This has resulted in many more people cycling …… and especially people such as families with young children who would not previously made trips by bike … used by various styles of cyclists from children and utility cyclists to sports club cyclists, showing the value of the project to all of these…. and has brought benefits to pedestrians with the provision of additional zebra crossings.
Will Norman, London's Walking and Cycling Commissioner
"It's wonderful that Kingston shares the ambition of me and the Mayor to make cycling a safer and easier option for residents across their borough. Getting more people walking and cycling can really improve quality of life for everyone - improving our health, tackling poor air quality, and improving our high streets."
Ben Plowden, TfL's Director of Strategy and Planning, Surface Transport
"This early scheme (Portsmouth Road) is impressive and when all routes are complete, Kingston will be more attractive, accessible and people-friendly so everyone can enjoy walking and cycling in the borough. A major cycle hub is planned, more high-quality cycling routes will be introduced and the area around Kingston station is set to be transformed."
Peter Murray, Chairman, New London Architecture
"Go Cycle is a part of a wider London programme to create healthier streets, safer roads and more pleasant public spaces in outer London. Kingston is doing a great job in balancing the needs of all stakeholders to deliver a more sustainable, less polluting infrastructure for locals and visitors alike."
Andy Collins, Operations Manager, John Lewis, Kingston
"John Lewis welcomes this initiative to develop our town and improve the environment for residents workers and visitors alike. This is an exciting project that will enhance the image of the town and we look forward to working with key stakeholders to ensure its success."
Chris Lee, Director of Environment and Regeneration, London Borough of Merton
"Merton Council supports the Go Developments and we very much look forward to working with you on projects that cross our shared boundary."
Former Deputy London Mayor for Transport, Val Shawcross
"We must help Londoners become more active and healthy, and this is a great example of how we can improve the physical environment, while encouraging more Londoners to make walking and cycling a part of their everyday routine. We will continue to work closely with Kingston as they push ahead with their plans to get more people walking and cycling all across the borough."
Former Council Leader, Councillor Kevin Davis
"The Go Cycle developments will bring benefits to all residents in the borough - improving the public realm for everyone's enjoyment. It will relieve peak time public transport pressures by offering increased transport choices and making better use of the existing road network and spaces. It will improve quality of life for residents of the borough by establishing better and safer connections between key community locations."