Portsmouth Road improvements coming soon
Works to improve Portsmouth Road, making it safer for pedestrians and cyclists and improving access to Queens Promenade, will start in early November.
“I am delighted that our first ‘Go Cycle’ highways scheme is about to get underway. This particular scheme will dramatically enhance cycle safety and pedestrian routes along Portsmouth Road, creating a two-way cycle track segregated from road traffic, new steps and ramps to the Queen’s Promenade as well as additional zebra crossings.
“The public consultation that we ran earlier this year clearly showed support for the scheme and, after a lot of preparatory work, it is time to crack on with the main works so that everyone can benefit from the improvements.”
“When we launched the mini-Holland programme back in 2013, we said we wanted to see ambitious, game-changing schemes that have the potential to revolutionise how Londoners get around on two wheels. Kingston Council’s Portsmouth Road scheme certainly fits the bill. I can’t wait to visit Kingston next summer and see people using this fantastic new facility.”
- A two-way cycle track, segregated from road traffic, on the western (river) side of Portsmouth Road from High Street to the junction with Brighton Road
- New steps and ramps to the Queen’s Promenade incorporating public space improvements, using high quality natural stone materials
- Additional zebra crossings
- A new signalised crossing for pedestrians and cyclists at Palace Road
- Re-designed signals at the Brighton Road junction to improve facilities for cyclists and pedestrians.