'£4 million cycle track' for Tolworth - work starts
Work has started on the ground in preparation for a £4 million pound scheme to enhance Tolworth Broadway, including removal of the central guard rail between the carriageways and replacement with a central 'greenway'.
Lighting columns have been moved or replaced in preparation for extensive re-paving of the footways, decluttering, new street trees and seating.
There will be toucan crossings on the Tolworth roundabout meaning that cyclists can cross this busy junction without circulating on the carriageway or using the pedestrian subways.
Controversially, architects have specified that the shared-use 'greenway' will be laid in a variety of shades of green like an immense green stripey snake.
The surface level crossings towards the railway station from the Broadway are welcome. It remains to be seen whether the central greenway will be popular. Part of Tolworth Broadway is currently has a speed limit of 20 mph.
This post was edited by Jon Fray KC at 9:28pm 30 December 2012.