More Go Cycle schemes underway to promote healthier lifestyles

Kingston Council has approved two more Go Cycle schemes in its £30 million programme focusing on the future of sustainable travel in the borough.

The council has secured funding from Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, and Transport for London (TfL) to improve cycling and walking facilities, public spaces, and road safety across the borough.

The construction of two of those schemes, Kingston High Street and New Malden to Raynes Park, was approved by the council’s Residents Committee last Tuesday and will include 10 new linked development schemes.

Councillor Terry Paton, deputy leader, said: “We were able to gather helpful feedback from the public which we have listened to and have incorporated into our final plans.

“It’s pleasing to be able to now progress these schemes that help build the Go Cycle network to keep Kingston moving.”

The Go Cycle programme aims to have Londoners leading healthier lifestyles. Kingston’s High Street scheme will have two-way cycle lanes that connect to the other completed Go Cycle scheme at Portsmouth Road

The path from New Malden to Raynes park will be 1.2 kilometres and will create a traffic-free route for cyclists and pedestrians.

Other schemes include cycle lanes between Wilkos and the Rotunda as well as a two-way cycle lane between the College Roundabout and Old London Road.

Construction work will begin in 2018, after the busy Christmas period.

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