Campaigners work with TfL to improve Ace of Spades junction
Kingston Cyclists recently received an invitation to discuss the upgrade of the pedestrian bridge at the Ace of Spades (Hook Road) roundabout across the A3. Although the original plan was just to deal with wear and tear by simply replacing like-with-like, Transport for London (TfL) has now decided to widen the bridge to about four metres and to convert it to shared use for those cyclists who don’t wish to use the roundabout.
Tfl admits it has received complaints about the roundabout. KC members Rob James and Hilary Gander met TfL road planners, traffic designers and RBK’s traffic & transportation department on site in November to discuss. They took the opportunity to lobby for future improvements to link with the new bridge, such as a shared use path along the slip road (by the A3 North towards Tolworth Girls’) and a cyclable underpass at the end of Fullers Way.
Kingston Cyclists looks forward to the new bridge within the next 6 to 12 months and hopes pupils at Southborough Boys’ and Tolworth Girls’ schools will feel more safe riding to school.
This post was edited by London Cycling Campaign at 9:47am 28 November 2012.