The Kingston Go Cycle programme

BACKGROUND:

In 2014, Kingston upon Thames was one of just three boroughs that won a bid for a share of £100 million from the Mayor of London and Transport for London 'Mini-Holland' programme to encourage more people to cycle.

With its allocation of over £30 million, the Council plans to relieve the pressure of a growing population on the borough’s transport network by transforming cycling facilities whilst improving road safety and enhancing Kingston’s public spaces.

Kingston’s Mini-Holland work is taking place under the ‘Go Cycle' programme’.

Find out about the innovative and exciting ideas that will benefit those who cycle, as well as the wider community, with plans for key connections across the borough here

WHAT:

Key concepts for the Go Cycle programme are:

  • transforming cycling infrastructure and facilities, with protected cycle lanes, increased cycle parking and cycle hubs
     
  • improving facilities, access and connectivity for those travelling on foot and bicycle
     
  • improving road safety with better and additional crossings
     
  • creating and enhancing public spaces with attractive features and street furniture
     

The main proposals include:

  • developing an attractive new public plaza with cycling hub/s outside Kingston train station with improved access and crossings, providing a significantly enhanced arrival experience to Kingston.

  • enhancing Kingston’s riverfront with a Riverside Boardway that will improve access and facilities for the local community and visitors

  • opening a large, bio diverse strip of private land to create a direct, non-motorised link from New Malden to Raynes Park

  • improving the Kingston town centre ring road to make it a safer and more attractive gateway to Kingston

  • improving key links connecting Kingston, Surbiton, New Malden, Kingston Vale and Tolworth

You can see the full list of developments here
And find out more details about the programme here 

Events

See what's happening and when

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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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