Kingston to New Malden
FAQs - Kingston to New Malden
FAQs on scheme design
How will the cycle lanes improve cycling along Cambridge/Kingston Road?
Providing clearly identifiable and dedicated and safe cycleways, separated from the heavy flow of motor traffic, will help cyclists travelling between Kingston Town Centre and New Malden. The Cycleway will be part of route C32 and will appear on Transport for London's maps and route planners.
Where will the cycle lanes be located?
For the most part the cycleways will be on both sides of the road in the same direction as general traffic. However, there will be a short section of two-way cycleway on the north side of Cambridge Road between London Road and Hawks Road. The purpose of this section is to provide a simplified crossing point at the junction with London Road and avoid junction delays.
Will there be enough room to accommodate cyclists, road users, and pedestrians?
Yes, the road space on the carriageway and allowances for the cycle lanes and pedestrians has been designed to accommodate all users and existing traffic.
What will be the impact on motorists, buses, and other motor vehicles travelling along the A2043?
The A2043 is one of the borough's strategic roads with high bus frequency and it is important to keep this traffic moving smoothly. Transport for London in its role of project Sponsor, has a statutory management role for Cambridge Road and Kingston Road and has approved the proposals.
Will motor vehicles travelling in opposite directions be able to safely pass each other?
Yes. There will be sufficient width for large vehicles to pass each other.
What happens to the cycleways at bus stops?
Where there is sufficient road width, 'floating' bus stops will be provided where the cycleway is positioned behind the bus stop waiting area. Where road width is constrained there will be short sections of 'shared use' at bus stops for both cyclists and bus passengers to use the same space. This type of layout has been successfully used in other parts of the UK and in Europe and is increasingly being used across London and there are established design techniques and signs to ensure these operate safely.
Will there be any changes to the parking, loading and waiting restrictions?
Yes, in order to accommodate the new cycleways there need to be changes along the route. However, kerbside parking and loading facilities are included, especially in the sections of shops and small businesses.
Will you be carrying out work on Fountain roundabout?
No, this section is outside of the scope of these works.
Will there be other areas along the route that will have ‘shared use’ for cyclists and pedestrians?
Yes, there will short sections of ‘shared use’ space at some of the pedestrian crossings and loading bays. This is in line with the cycleway schemes already introduced on the C32 route such as Penrhyn Road and Wheatfield Way.
Will the number of bus stops remain the same before and after the construction activity?
Will cyclists have to use the new dedicated cycle lanes?
We encourage cyclists to use the new dedicated segregated cycleway as they have been purposely designed to improve safety. However, cyclists are legally entitled to use the road, and more confident cyclists may therefore choose to remain on the carriageway.
FAQs on scheme construction
Will I still be able to access my home/property/business?
Yes, we will ensure that access will be maintained at all times. There will be temporary diversions of traffic on roads connecting with Cambridge Road and Kingston Road as works progress, but these will be clearly signed and we will inform residents/business owners in advance as needed.
Will I still be able to use the road while works are under way?
Yes, the road will remain open although there will be some disruption as lanes are occasionally and temporarily closed while the road space is reconfigured to accommodate the cycleways and associated infrastructure.
Will shops, restaurants, and businesses located along Cambridge Road and Kingston Road remain open throughout the construction period?
Shops, businesses, and restaurants will remain open and accessible as usual. Any changes to opening times, services available, or accessibility will be solely due to the decision of the proprietor or business owner.
Will buses continue to run along their existing routes during the works?
Yes, but some bus stops will be temporarily closed or relocated as works progress.
When will the works be complete?
The route is planned to be completed in early 2022.