Have your say on the next Go Cycle routes
There’s just two weeks left to provide feedback on the latest Go Cycle routes which are out for public consultation.
Two new routes for the £30 million Go Cycle programme, funded by the Mayor of London and Transport for London, are open for public comment until Monday 17 July.
The routes, Kingston High St and the New Malden to Raynes Park route, are being consulted on to get public feedback on our plans to improve cycling facilities, road safety and public spaces in these areas.
The Kingston High Street scheme includes plans to create a two-way cycle lane that connects our Go Cycle scheme at Portsmouth Road directly to the town centre.
Meanwhile, a new 1.2km walking and cycling path from New Malden to Raynes Park will open up an entirely traffic free route between New Malden Railway Station and Raynes Park Recreation Ground.
The path, which crosses into the borough of Merton, runs 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.
Deputy leader and Go Cycle portfolio lead Councillor Terry Paton said:
“These are two very different Go Cycle schemes that we’re consulting on but they contain the same aim which is to help change the way people travel by encouraging walking and cycling wherever possible.
”We’ve already held a series of engagement events which have been well attended and provided the Go Cycle team with useful feedback to our proposals.”
Councillor Hilary Gander said:
“Public engagement is a key part of helping shape the Go Cycle schemes, so I would encourage as many people as possible to please take the time to provide your ideas and thoughts on the proposals that are out for consultation.”
The consultations will run until Monday 17 July. You can find out more about each scheme at the following exhibition events.
The High Street consultation exhibition event will be held:
Saturday 8 July 2017
High Street (start of the Promenade/Town End)
The New Malden to Raynes Park consultation exhibition event will be held:
Wednesday 5 July 2017
Christ Church New Malden
91 Coombe Road, KT3 4RE
You can find out more online - Go Cycle consultations page.
The Go Cycle programme aligns with the Mayor’s Healthy Streets initiative which is aimed at shifting Londoners towards healthier lifestyles and active travel choices.
Go Cycle includes 10 schemes in total. Portsmouth Road, which opened earlier this year, has helped to transform the riverside and has been shortlisted for a prestigious architecture and design award. A new one-way segregated cycle path at St Mark’s Hill and other key connector routes around Surbiton have also been completed.
Construction work is underway to transform the forecourt at Kingston Station including links to the river and the historic town centre, while construction planning is well underway for Wheatfield Way.
Two other schemes Kingston to Kingston Vale and the northern section of the Kingston to Tolworth route have been approved to go to detailed design and construction.