Kingston Council have four consultations open until 18 July 2016 on their Go Cycle or Go Programme (previously Mini Holland).
The schemes need real improvement. So please complete all four and call for the routes to be completed and cycles to be separated from both motors and pedestrians.
These are our brief suggested responses which please feel free to use as the basis for your own responses. Do complete the “comments” sections – the questions asked are closed and will not allow you to seek what cyclists really want.
- Broadly “Somewhat oppose” these proposals including conversion of roundabout to crossroads as we can only support this if big improvements are made
- Too much shared space; need separation of bikes and pedestrians avoiding conflict
- Need Simultaneous Green signals for pedestrians and cyclists for all arms of the junction
- Need more space on East side of junction to avoid conflict
- Need segregated approaches and exits for cyclists on all arms of the junction
Consultation Question 1 (overall convert to crossroads) “Somewhat oppose”.
Our detailed response: kingstoncyclecampaign.wordpress.com/campaigning-2/fountains-roundabout-response-14-7-16/
Kingston Station area (above)
- Broadly “Somewhat favour”
- Support 20 mph limit for Wood Street
- Need for segregation of cycles and buses/taxis on Clarence Street and Wood Street between John Lewis and Bentalls Centre
- Support the Green Link segregated two way cycle routes north and south of Wood Street
- Support the Western Gateway proposals and the segregated cycle route along the Horsefair under John Lewis but need to retain, or replace, existing cycle parking
Consultation Question 1 (overall) “Somewhat favour”; Qu. 3 (station) “agree”; Qu. 4 (hub) “neither agree nor disagree”; Qu. 5 & 6; “Strongly favour”.
Our detailed response: kingstoncyclecampaign.wordpress.com/mini-holland-3/kingston-station-area-response-14-7-16/
Surbiton to Kingston
- Claremont Rd is only worth doing if the route is completed to Surbiton station; ie safe cycle routes are provided past Waitrose, the bus stops and the roundabout
- The junction of Surbiton Crescent, Maple Rd and Claremont Rd needs revision and direct cycle routes across it
- We welcome the segregated cycle lane on the uphill on St Mark’s Hill but this is a busy road and protection is needed on the downhill
- Avenue Elmers needs a 20mph limit throughout (currently only part 20 mph)
- The schemes for Penryhn Rd and Ewell Rd, including Surbiton Hill Rd junction, must be implemented or these schemes are pointless; alone they go nowhere
Consultation Questions 1 (Palace Rd), “Somewhat favour”. Qu 3, 5 & 7 (rest) “Somewhat oppose”
Our detailed response: kingstoncyclecampaign.wordpress.com/mini-holland-3/surbiton-to-kingston-response-14-7-16/
- Broadly “Somewhat favour” but needs improvement
- Segregated Cycle tracks must be continuous from College roundabout to the station
- Need to reduce shared space at junctions as it creates conflict between people on bikes and foot
- Need safe protected link to Castle Street
- Welcome 20mph limit and raising of carriageway but limit will need enforcement
Consultation Questions 1,5,6,7 & 8 (overall scheme and sections of scheme) “Somewhat favour”; Qu. 4 (20mph limit) “Strongly agree”.
Our detailed response: kingstoncyclecampaign.wordpress.com/mini-holland-3/wheatfield-way-response-14-7-16/
More details are available in our discussion on Cyclescape which please feel free to join;