Go Cycle Update

Want to know the status of the Go Cycle Infrastructure projects in the borough? Then read our summary, or for more details go to the Council's website here.

Kingston Station

Construction work on the highway outside Kingston Station has been suspended until the New Year to comply with the Christmas moratorium on road works in the town centre.

Cycle hub
Site fencing has been reduced, machinery removed and the pedestrian crossing and footways widened to improve access into the town centre during the busy Christmas shopping period.

Construction works are due to recommence in early 2018, including carriageway and footway works around the station forecourt and further preparatory works for the new cycle hub.

A temporary cycle parking area will be provided with room for 40 bikes to facilitate the works for the new cycle hub to the west of the station building

The finished cycle hub will provide room initially for 250 cycles, and can be extended with modular units.

Wheatfield Way

Construction work on Wheatfield Way started in October 2017. The first phase of work involved the construction of a new two-way segregated cycle lane on the eastern footway of Clarence St (between Wilkos and the Rotunda).

Work has been suspended to comply with the Christmas moratorium on highway works but will recommence in early January.

The next phase of work is planned to include a new two-way cycle track between College Roundabout and the Library.

Surbiton to Kingston

The Surbiton to Kingston scheme is partially complete.

Claremont Road works
New signage for the permanent traffic restriction on Surbiton Crescent has been installed and construction on the permanent layout of the scheme is expected to be complete in December.

Some footway and kerb works have also been undertaken in Claremont Road.

The remaining works will take place in early 2018, including the installation of the cycle lane in Claremont Road and new controlled crossings at the Maple Rd/Claremont Rd junction.

Kingston High St and New Malden to Raynes Park schemes

Following a public consultation in the summer, the council’s November Residents Committee unanimously approved the detailed design and construction of the Kingston High Street and New Malden to Raynes Park schemes.

New Malden to Raynes Park artist impression 
The Kingston High Street scheme will create a two-way cycle lane that extends and connects the completed 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 the Raynes Park Recreation Ground in Merton.

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 will be significantly improved for pedestrians and cyclists. The New Malden to Raynes Park scheme has also been approved by Merton Council.

Both schemes have now moved to the detailed design stage and are planned to begin construction in 2018, subject to TfL funding. The New Malden to Raynes Park link is subject to final agreements with Thames Water.

Kingston to Kingston Vale

Detailed design work is underway and construction work is planned to begin in 2018, subject to TfL budget approvals.

The first phase is expected to include improvements to the cycle Quietway on Canbury Park Road, Queen Elizabeth Road and Gordon Road.

The Kingston to Kingston Vale route is aimed at improving the key road between the town centre and the A3 Robinhood roundabout, to better accommodate those travelling on foot or bicycle, by improving safety and connectivity and transforming cycling facilities.

Kingston Riverside

The riverside of Kingston town centre is being looked at as part of the Go Cycle Programme to see how we can improve the riverfront for pedestrians, cyclists and river users and support the local economy.

We are currently appointing consultants to undertake initial feasibility design work of the Kingston Riverside scheme.

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Become a cycling instructor

If you love cycling, you might consider becoming a cycling instructor. Whether you would like to make it a full-time job or you just want to pass on some skills at your local school or youth club, undertaking the National Standard Instructor training is the first step.

Kingston is the only London borough recognised as an instructor training organisation (ITO). Since 2007, we have trained more than 300 instructors for local authorities and independent providers.

You can read more about our training here, and learn more about being a Bikeability Instructor here

Get involved?

Cycling is a fantastic way to exercise, travel, and enjoy the great outdoors. Wind in the hair (under your helmet of course), sunglasses on, and a picnic in your bag. However, not everyone sees it this way.

Therefore, CycleKingston is appealing to you to share the good, the bad (and the ugly?!) We want to hear your cycling experiences, news and showcase success stories along the way too.

If you have material you think we should feature on the website, drop us an email on info@cyclekingston.net with the information and some images and we'll do our best to feature them.