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Innovative designs for new cycling infrastructure in Kingston

Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

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In 2013, the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames submitted Cycling — The First Choice, its Expression of Interest for the Mayor of London’s £100 million mini-Holland programme. The proposal included a range of ambitious and visionary schemes with the potential to transform  cycling in the borough and encourage people of all ages and from all backgrounds to cycle more often.

Our role

Steer Davies Gleave was commissioned to develop conceptual designs for a package of innovative and exciting cycle proposals contained within the expression of interest.

How we did it

We worked closely with the borough to develop the design proposals and technical documentation for a number of landmark projects to improve north-south and east-west cycle connectivity, including:

  • a New York High-line style Superskyway over the Thames by Kingston railway bridge
  • a ‘floating’ cycle-only boardway along the river Thames
  • a fully segregated Dutch-style roundabout
  • major Cycle Hubs at the Borough’s two principal stations - Kingston and Surbiton

These landmark schemes are underpinned by a network of high quality strategic routes across the Borough tying in with other local Quietways and Greenways and London’s existing Superhighway network. Expansion of existing complementary measures, such as information, encouragement, training and promotion will promote the measures.

Steer Davies Gleave worked closely with the borough to develop the design proposals and supporting technical documentation and compiled these into a high quality and comprehensive bid submission.

In 2014, it was announced that Kingston’s bid was successful in securing over £30 million of funding. Since then, Steer Davies Gleave has continued to work with the borough to progress the proposed schemes towards implementation. 

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