Greener transport and how we move around

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How can we reduce our carbon emissions and respond to the climate emergency to become healthier and better connected?

We all need to travel in some way. Our new Local Plan aims to help make it easier and safer to choose a healthy, sustainable way to get around — making walking, cycling and using public transport the first choice. By doing this, we can reduce car use and emissions which, in turn, will improve air quality in our borough.


4,000 Kingston residents live in areas with air pollution levels above the World Health Organisation’s exposure limit. But the COVID-19 pandemic and increase in the number of people working from home have drastically changed travel patterns. More of us are cycling and we want to make the most of this change in Kingston by encouraging everyone to use the network of connected cycle lanes across Kingston.

Feedback from 2019 has shown that communities feel sustainable transport should be encouraged, rather than car use. It was also clear from the responses that there needed to continue improvements to our transport networks so that, as Kingston grows and changes, we can still travel around easily.

How could our new Local Plan help?

  • By creating this plan together, we can:

  • make sure larger developments are built in areas that already have good public transport links.

  • make sure new developments contribute and connect to walk and cycle routes.

  • make sure car-free development is always the starting point for proposals in well-connected areas.

  • require all development to include Electric Vehicle charging points where possible.

  • ensure developments provide enough accessible parking spaces and cycle storage.

  • ensure that new developments can be serviced in ways that limit the impact on neighbours or the surrounding streets.



To learn more about Sustainable Transport in Kingston please read our Summary Document: Greener Transport.

To give your thoughts and feedback on sustainable transport and how we can better move around, please answer the questions below.

If you have any difficulties with accessing any of the materials or simply need help with responding to questions and leaving comments you can:

  • email the Strategic Planning Team at localplan@kingston.gov.uk

  • or call us on on our FREEPHONE number: 0800 008 6309


How can we reduce our carbon emissions and respond to the climate emergency to become healthier and better connected?

We all need to travel in some way. Our new Local Plan aims to help make it easier and safer to choose a healthy, sustainable way to get around — making walking, cycling and using public transport the first choice. By doing this, we can reduce car use and emissions which, in turn, will improve air quality in our borough.


4,000 Kingston residents live in areas with air pollution levels above the World Health Organisation’s exposure limit. But the COVID-19 pandemic and increase in the number of people working from home have drastically changed travel patterns. More of us are cycling and we want to make the most of this change in Kingston by encouraging everyone to use the network of connected cycle lanes across Kingston.

Feedback from 2019 has shown that communities feel sustainable transport should be encouraged, rather than car use. It was also clear from the responses that there needed to continue improvements to our transport networks so that, as Kingston grows and changes, we can still travel around easily.

How could our new Local Plan help?

  • By creating this plan together, we can:

  • make sure larger developments are built in areas that already have good public transport links.

  • make sure new developments contribute and connect to walk and cycle routes.

  • make sure car-free development is always the starting point for proposals in well-connected areas.

  • require all development to include Electric Vehicle charging points where possible.

  • ensure developments provide enough accessible parking spaces and cycle storage.

  • ensure that new developments can be serviced in ways that limit the impact on neighbours or the surrounding streets.



To learn more about Sustainable Transport in Kingston please read our Summary Document: Greener Transport.

To give your thoughts and feedback on sustainable transport and how we can better move around, please answer the questions below.

If you have any difficulties with accessing any of the materials or simply need help with responding to questions and leaving comments you can:

  • email the Strategic Planning Team at localplan@kingston.gov.uk

  • or call us on on our FREEPHONE number: 0800 008 6309


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