Kingston's Low Traffic Neighbourhoods

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Background


At Kingston Council we are committed to tackling climate change, improving air quality and enabling our residents and visitors to use sustainable travel options.

Our vision is to create a ‘cleaner, greener Kingston’ and our streets play a major role in this plan. We want our roads to be pleasant spaces where we can breathe clean air, walk around safely and feel connected to our community.


What is a Low Traffic Neighbourhood?


Low Traffic Neighbourhoods stop motor vehicles from using well-known cut-throughs, diverting traffic back to main roads. By doing this, the intention is that traffic is dispersed more

Background


At Kingston Council we are committed to tackling climate change, improving air quality and enabling our residents and visitors to use sustainable travel options.

Our vision is to create a ‘cleaner, greener Kingston’ and our streets play a major role in this plan. We want our roads to be pleasant spaces where we can breathe clean air, walk around safely and feel connected to our community.


What is a Low Traffic Neighbourhood?


Low Traffic Neighbourhoods stop motor vehicles from using well-known cut-throughs, diverting traffic back to main roads. By doing this, the intention is that traffic is dispersed more evenly throughout the area, safer spaces for cyclists and pedestrians are created and local air quality improves over time.


Our Active Low Traffic Neighbourhood Trials

Low Traffic Neighbourhood trial on Tolworth Road, Surbiton

We wrote to residents on 19 October 2021 to let you know about the introduction of a new trial Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN)

We want to encourage active travel and we hope this scheme will make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists. We will then monitor surrounding roads closely to see what impact this has and where displaced traffic goes.

How do I have my say on Tolworth Road Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN)?

You can complete our short survey below

One of the issues that has already come through very clearly from residents, is about the impact of the scheme on traffic in other roads surrounding the scheme. It was agreed at both the South of the Borough and Surbiton Neighbourhood committees in March 2022, that we would set up a Residents Monitoring Group to facilitate local engagement to consider alternative options to ease the impact on surrounding areas.

Find out more about the Residents Monitoring Group

We wrote to residents after the elections in early May 2022, giving residents the opportunity to represent their road or street at a Residents Monitoring Group. We have now held two workshops with resident representatives in May and June 2022.

You can view the options presented to the resident representatives below. These options seek to mitigate the impact of the Tolworth Road LTN experimental scheme on surrounding areas. (Note the options below link to the 'Tolworth Road mitigation options' on the top right hand side of this page)

We are busy collating feedback from the workshops and will take a report to the Surbiton Neighbourhood Committee on 19 July 2022.

Please follow our news feed for the most up-to-date information about Tolworth LTN.

If you need to speak to us, please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 020 8547 5000 or by emailing streetspace@kingston.gov.uk

Our permanent Low Traffic Neighbourhood Trials

King Charles Road, Low Traffic Neighbourhood, Surbiton and
Lower Ham Road, Low Traffic Neighbourhood, Kingston

Following discussions with elected Ward Councillors and Neighbourhood Committee Chairs, the Surbiton Neighbourhood Committee considered King Charles Road LTN on 22 July 2021, where they agreed to make the scheme permanent. Kingston Town Neighbourhood Committee considered reports and recommendations for Albert Road and Lower Ham Road LTNs on 27 July 2021.


The Kingston Neighbourhood Committee on 2 November 2021 approved a recommendation to make the Low Traffic Neighbourhood trail on Lower Ham Road in Kingston permanent, keeping the fixed planters in place.


Albert Road Low Traffic Neighbourhood, Kingston


Kingston Town Neighbourhood Committee decided to extend the Albert Road trial and to defer a decision on the Lower Ham Road scheme subject to putting in place additional signs and exploring the best ways of closing the road.


In response to residents' concerns about how traffic levels in surrounding roads may be affected by the LTN, the committee voted to extend the trial of Albert Road to enable additional monitoring to take place.


Albert Road Low Traffic Neighbourhood made permanent


Following an extended trial, Kingston Town Neighbourhood Committee approved a recommendation to make the scheme permanent on 26 January 2022.


The scheme will be subject to ongoing monitoring, additional traffic and air quality survey, and an update report will be produced and brought back to the neighbourhood committee for information in 12 months time.

  • To sign up to the Resident Monitoring Group, you must confirm on this sign up form, that you have read and understood the Terms of Reference.

    A list of all streets within the LTN area, and where there are current vacancies for monitoring group representatives, can be found on this site.  

    Members of the Monitoring Group must be available to take part in a facilitated workshop on 5 September 2022.  Details for the workshop will be sent to those selected shortly after the closing date, on Monday 22 August 2022.

    Residents who are selected will be notified by email.


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  • LTN schemes make local streets safer for walking and cycling and provide a more sustainable and reliable method to move in and around London. Without fast-moving vehicles, the roads are quieter and safer and as a result LTN schemes improve local air quality and help tackle the climate crisis.

    This scheme will mean closing Tolworth Road to through-traffic by motor vehicles from Fullers Way North to A243 Hook Road. To do this, we will install planters and a bollard to limit access to the road.  We want to encourage active travel and we hope this scheme will make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists.  We will then monitor surrounding roads closely to see where this displaced traffic goes and what impact this has. 

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  • Please only use this form if you are one of our partners or stakeholders to give us your feedback.

    LTN schemes make local streets safer for walking and cycling and provide a more sustainable and reliable method to move in and around London. Without fast-moving vehicles, the roads are quieter and safer and as a result LTN schemes improve local air quality and help tackle the climate crisis.

    This scheme will mean closing Tolworth Road to through-traffic by motor vehicles from Fullers Way North to A243 Hook Road. To do this, we will install planters and a bollard to limit access to the road.  We want to encourage active travel and we hope this scheme will make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists.  We will then monitor surrounding roads closely to see where this displaced traffic goes and what impact this has. 

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