About the New Malden to Raynes Park
This Go Cycle route proposes to open up a green route to encourage walking and cycling between the boroughs of Merton and Kingston.
The new 1.2km walking and cycling path from New Malden to Raynes Park will open up a direct and entirely traffic-free route between New Malden Railway Station and Raynes Park Recreation Ground.
The path will run along Thames Water land, parallel to the railway line, passing under the A3 Kingston by-pass and avoiding busy or lengthy alternative routes. Journey times between these areas for pedestrians and cyclists will be improved.
The scheme forms one of 10 new schemes being developed as part of the Go Cycle programme in Kingston.
The Mayor of London and Transport for London have allocated £30 million to create new walking and cycling routes to improve safety for everyone, to upgrade public space and relieve the pressures on the transport network.
Timeline of activity
Here's an anticipated timeline for the scheme:
March 2015: Stakeholder and resident information events
June 2015: Engagement with local residents
January 2016/Spring 2018: Thames Water maintenance works
June/July 2017: Public consultation and exhibitions
November 2017: Kingston Council’s Residents Committee unanimous approval for design and construction.
August 2018: Construction expected to commence (subject to final agreements with Thames Water) to summer 2019.