Kingston's Low Traffic Neighbourhoods

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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.

Work is underway on a number of important projects to help achieve this including: improving our cycling infrastructure and introducing more electric vehicle charging points to reduce reliance on high polluting vehicles.

Our low traffic neighbourhood trials were introduced to help tackle through-traffic on busy residential roads to create safer, quieter spaces for pedestrians and cyclists.

  • Kingston Town - Albert Road - KingMap0045 (launched 7 September 2020)

  • Kingston Town - Lower Ham Road - TMO-P302 (launched 7 September 2020)

  • Surbiton - King Charles Road - TMO-P306 (launched 14 September 2020)

Three schemes have been introduced on a trial basis for six months using Experimental Traffic Orders.

A low traffic neighbourhood is a residential area where ‘through’ or ‘short cut’ motor traffic is discouraged or removed, and the remaining space is improved for residents. Physical barriers such as planters or signs are strategically placed to allow walking and cycling through a certain street or area, but restrict access to motor vehicles.

The outbreak of COVID-19 has seen a complete transformation in people’s daily habits, with travel being significantly impacted and more people than ever before walking and cycling. This has accelerated the delivery of a number of our schemes, including our low traffic neighbourhoods.

How to share your views

The consultation is being run alongside the trials and thanks to all of your helpful input so far, we have now introduced more advanced signage and clearer road markings to all of our schemes.

There is still time to share your feedback so please do complete the relevant survey below.

What happens next?

Once the trials come to an end, we will be carefully considering all of the feedback received during the six month trial period, along with the traffic and air quality data gathered, at the relevant Neighbourhood Committees in early summer.

A decision will then be taken on whether to extend the schemes (up to 18 months from first implementation), make them permanent or remove them.

We will update you with the times and details of relevant meetings as soon as they are available.

For more information on the schemes please visit our frequently asked questions page.

If you have any further questions in the meantime, please email: streetspace@kingston.gov.uk

How to submit a formal representation regarding the traffic management order (TMO)

The schemes were introduced in exceptional circumstances and a TMO was used to facilitate that. Please email us on TMO@kingston.gov.uk if you would like to submit a formal representation. Anyone may comment in writing and all comments will be considered. If your representation is an objection, it must state the reasons for your objection. Please reference the scheme using the details provided above.

To view the maps and layouts of these plans, please see 'Scheme plans and traffic monitoring data'.

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.

Work is underway on a number of important projects to help achieve this including: improving our cycling infrastructure and introducing more electric vehicle charging points to reduce reliance on high polluting vehicles.

Our low traffic neighbourhood trials were introduced to help tackle through-traffic on busy residential roads to create safer, quieter spaces for pedestrians and cyclists.

  • Kingston Town - Albert Road - KingMap0045 (launched 7 September 2020)

  • Kingston Town - Lower Ham Road - TMO-P302 (launched 7 September 2020)

  • Surbiton - King Charles Road - TMO-P306 (launched 14 September 2020)

Three schemes have been introduced on a trial basis for six months using Experimental Traffic Orders.

A low traffic neighbourhood is a residential area where ‘through’ or ‘short cut’ motor traffic is discouraged or removed, and the remaining space is improved for residents. Physical barriers such as planters or signs are strategically placed to allow walking and cycling through a certain street or area, but restrict access to motor vehicles.

The outbreak of COVID-19 has seen a complete transformation in people’s daily habits, with travel being significantly impacted and more people than ever before walking and cycling. This has accelerated the delivery of a number of our schemes, including our low traffic neighbourhoods.

How to share your views

The consultation is being run alongside the trials and thanks to all of your helpful input so far, we have now introduced more advanced signage and clearer road markings to all of our schemes.

There is still time to share your feedback so please do complete the relevant survey below.

What happens next?

Once the trials come to an end, we will be carefully considering all of the feedback received during the six month trial period, along with the traffic and air quality data gathered, at the relevant Neighbourhood Committees in early summer.

A decision will then be taken on whether to extend the schemes (up to 18 months from first implementation), make them permanent or remove them.

We will update you with the times and details of relevant meetings as soon as they are available.

For more information on the schemes please visit our frequently asked questions page.

If you have any further questions in the meantime, please email: streetspace@kingston.gov.uk

How to submit a formal representation regarding the traffic management order (TMO)

The schemes were introduced in exceptional circumstances and a TMO was used to facilitate that. Please email us on TMO@kingston.gov.uk if you would like to submit a formal representation. Anyone may comment in writing and all comments will be considered. If your representation is an objection, it must state the reasons for your objection. Please reference the scheme using the details provided above.

To view the maps and layouts of these plans, please see 'Scheme plans and traffic monitoring data'.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Barriers have been installed on King Charles Road (between Hollyfield Road and Beaconsfield Road) to prevent the road being used as a through-route (rat run) for motor traffic. Please let us know what you think of this scheme by completing the survey.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Albert Road is regularly used as a cut-through by motorists trying to avoid the main road junction with Cambridge Road. A planter has been installed at the Albert Road/Hawks Road junction to make this residential road safer by preventing vehicle access. Please let us know what you think of this scheme by completing the survey.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Paths and roads are narrow in this area and traffic congestion is common. A planter has been installed on Lower Ham Road (between Woodside Road and Bank Lane) to prevent through-traffic and minimise vehicles using the road. Please let us know what you think of this scheme by completing the survey.

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