About the Kingston High Street scheme
The Kingston High Street scheme has now been completed (August 2018). The new cycle lane extends the Portsmouth Road two-way cycle lane north along High Street towards the town centre, between the junction with South Lane and the north side of the Kingston Hall Road/High Street roundabout.
Who is funding this project?
The works are part of the £30 million Mayoral investment in the Kingston Go Cycle programme. The Kingston High Street scheme is one of 10 Go Cycle schemes that are being developed and constructed across the borough. You can find out more about the programme here.
The improvements we have made:
- installed a two-way segregated cycle track on the west side of High Street between South Lane and Kingston Hall Road (i.e. a continuation of the Portsmouth road layout);
- removed the northbound right turn pocket into East Lane;
- provided two additional loading bays on High Street;
- installed new signage and markings indicating no waiting or loading restrictions at any time outside loading bays;
- raised the zebra crossing on south side of Kingston Hall Road to align to footway level and converted for use by cyclists and pedestrians;
- provided an additional footway on the east side of Portsmouth Road to the north of South Lane;
- made a minor kerb realignment at the existing mini-roundabout.
What we did:
- public consultation - June/July 2017
- unanimous approval at Residents' Committee - November 2017
- construction - started May 2018
- cycle lane - opened July 2018
- announcement October 2018