Help name the New Malden to Raynes Park walking and cycling route

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UPDATE

Thank you to everyone who took part and voted to help name the walking and cycling route - the response was fantastic and over 1200 people voted in the second round.

The most popular name caused quite a buzz with 73% of the votes... Beeline Way was voted as most popular and has been chosen as the name of the route.

Formal naming arrangements are being put in place and we will have more information soon.


About the route

The 1.2km walking and cycling path from New Malden to Raynes Park provides a direct and entirely traffic-free route between New Malden Railway Station and Raynes Park Recreation Ground.

It runs along Thames Water land, parallel to the railway line, passing under the A3 Kingston by-pass and avoiding busy or lengthy alternative routes. Journey times by bike from one end to the other take an average of nine minutes.

Running through a natural habitat, this unique route offers clearly marked lanes for cyclists and pedestrians away from road traffic, while enjoying a greener, quieter journey.


About the shortlisted names

Kingston and Merton Councils worked collaboratively on the design and installation of the cycle and pedestrian route that joins the two boroughs.

A shortlist of names was created in partnership with Kingston ward councillors, Kingston and Merton's Street Naming and Numbering teams and the emergency services who needed to approve them from an operational perspective.

There were a number of names which sadly couldn't make the shortlist as they either sounded too similar to existing names elsewhere in the boroughs, weren't in keeping with both the Kingston and Merton sections of the route or didn't meet the approval criteria.

This poll is being carried out by Kingston and Merton Councils' in compliance with its obligations under the London Building Acts (Amendment) Act 1939: Part II & Local Government Act 1985 (Schedule 8, 14 [1]).

Should you wish to object you can do so by contacting snn@kingston.gov.uk.

UPDATE

Thank you to everyone who took part and voted to help name the walking and cycling route - the response was fantastic and over 1200 people voted in the second round.

The most popular name caused quite a buzz with 73% of the votes... Beeline Way was voted as most popular and has been chosen as the name of the route.

Formal naming arrangements are being put in place and we will have more information soon.


About the route

The 1.2km walking and cycling path from New Malden to Raynes Park provides a direct and entirely traffic-free route between New Malden Railway Station and Raynes Park Recreation Ground.

It runs along Thames Water land, parallel to the railway line, passing under the A3 Kingston by-pass and avoiding busy or lengthy alternative routes. Journey times by bike from one end to the other take an average of nine minutes.

Running through a natural habitat, this unique route offers clearly marked lanes for cyclists and pedestrians away from road traffic, while enjoying a greener, quieter journey.


About the shortlisted names

Kingston and Merton Councils worked collaboratively on the design and installation of the cycle and pedestrian route that joins the two boroughs.

A shortlist of names was created in partnership with Kingston ward councillors, Kingston and Merton's Street Naming and Numbering teams and the emergency services who needed to approve them from an operational perspective.

There were a number of names which sadly couldn't make the shortlist as they either sounded too similar to existing names elsewhere in the boroughs, weren't in keeping with both the Kingston and Merton sections of the route or didn't meet the approval criteria.

This poll is being carried out by Kingston and Merton Councils' in compliance with its obligations under the London Building Acts (Amendment) Act 1939: Part II & Local Government Act 1985 (Schedule 8, 14 [1]).

Should you wish to object you can do so by contacting snn@kingston.gov.uk.

Page last updated: 08 June 2021, 12:26