Have your say on the proposed 20mph limits

The Royal Borough of Kingston wants to make our streets safer, cleaner and greener with 20mph speed limits across the borough

Their proposal is to implement a 20mph speed limit on all roads across the borough, which do not already have the limit in place. The only exceptions will be private roads and those under Transport for London’s control (A3, A240 etc).

3 reasons why 20mph is great for our roads

  1. Improved air quality: by lowering speeds and evening out acceleration.
  2. Fewer casualties: lower speeds give drivers and other road users  more time to react.
  3. Better health: more people walk and cycle, as they feel safer.

 

Evidence from other areas of the UK shows a reduction in average speeds when area-wide 20mph is introduced, even if there is no enforcement or traffic calming measures.

RBK would like to hear your views on their proposals - they welcome views from everyone, including those under 18 years old. You can do this by the completing a  short survey  on the Kingston Council "Let's Talk" website.

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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.

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