Frequently asked questions
How will the cycle lanes improve cycling along the A308?
Providing clearly identifiable and dedicated cycle lanes separated from motor traffic and will help cyclists safely navigate and travel the length of the route between the Robin Hood roundabout and Kingston Town Centre.
What will be the impact on motorists, buses and other motor vehicles travelling along the A308?
The design of the road space will allow vehicles to continue to travel along the length of the road. However providing dedicated separated lanes for cyclists will help reduce the number of cyclists on the road carriageway used by cars, buses and other vehicles.
Will I still be able to use the road while works are underway?
Yes, the road will remain open although there will be minor disruption as lanes are occasionally and temporarily closed and the road space is reconfigured to accommodate the cycle lanes and install new road crossings.
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.
Will buses continue to run along their existing routes during the works?
Yes, but some bus stops will be temporarily closed as works progress.
What happens to the cycle lanes at bus stops?
There are short areas of 'shared use' at bus stops where bus users will be getting on and off of buses. This type of layout has been successfully used in other parts of the UK and in Europe. Cyclists are expected to make safe and sensible allowance for bus passengers at bus stops. We will closely monitor the use and impacts of the bus stop layouts on all users.
When will the route be complete?
The route is planned to be completed in Summer 2020.
Will cyclists have to use the new dedicated cycle lanes?
We encourage cyclists to use the new dedicated segregated cycle lanes 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.