Borough-wide Local Implementation Plan 2021/22 announced
Eighteen highways schemes granted green light for this year, subject to confirmation from Transport for London (TfL).
All schemes proposed for inclusion in the 2021/22 Local Implementation Plan (LIP3) were approved at the council’s Culture, Housing, Environment and Planning Committee yesterday (17 March 2021).
Kingston’s LIP3 programme is the council’s main transport strategy and sets out how it intends to improve its road network in line with the Mayor’s Transport Strategy.
The new schemes being introduced all contribute to the aims set out in LIP3, which include: creating healthy streets, making our streets safe and secure and enabling people to travel sustainably.
New measures and schemes include: reviewing the existing traffic arrangements on Clayton Road to address unsuitable use by Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs), converting the zebra crossing on Coombe Road into a signal-controlled crossing and a review into Lingfield Avenue, to address speeding and high traffic volumes in the area.
Funding will also be allocated to the council’s 20mph scheme, cycle training, behaviour change programmes and school travel planning.
Our raft of new schemes and LIP3 programme are closely aligned with our key council policies. Through encouraging the use of sustainable transport it will help improve air quality across the borough, benefit the health and wellbeing of residents and contribute to our zero carbon ambition.
Our vision is to create a ‘cleaner, greener Kingston’ and our streets play a major role in this plan. Through the introduction of these schemes we’re aiming to create roads that are pleasant spaces where we can breathe clean air, walk around safely and feel connected to our community.
Further information on the new schemes is available here.