Kingston

Kingston Cycling Campaign promotes cycling in the borough by liaising with the local authority on facilities and routes.

They also organise a varied programme of rides, provide Dr Bike sessions to advise people on the condition and safety of their bikes, provide bike maintenance courses, local cycling information and downloadable routes for leisure rides.

They meet on the second Tuesday each month at 8.30 pm at the Waggon and Horses, Surbiton Hill Road.

Visit the Kingston Cycling Campaign website via the link on the right, or get in touch using the link below.

News

King Charles Road bridge cycle lane challenge

Kingston Cycling Campaign members are planning to attend the Surbiton Neighbourhood Committee meeting in February, when an assessment of how the contra-flow cycle lane on King Charles Road bridge has been working will be presented.

A local council candidate has been petitioning for the removal of the cycle lane and reinstatement of two northbound traffic lanes. That petition has so far got 142 signatures. KCC will be speaking against this proposal.

A 7am-7pm cycle count  took place in 2009 and found 344 cyclists crossing that bridge southbound, the second busiest location in the whole borough.

The good news is that the Committee has been recommended to 'set aside' the petition to remove the cycle lane, and that the scheme be reconsidered when a study on the subject of the Ewell Road and in particular the junction with Berrylands has been completed.

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