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Cycling in Kingston upon Thames

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Unsigned approach to the tunnel beneath the railway.

Chicaned approach to the tunnel beneath the railway

Narrow tunnel beneath the railway between New Malden and Berrylands

Asphalted path (with chicane) north from the tunnel beneath the railway

Asphalted link to the tunnel beneath the railway

Link to the tunnel beneath the railway

Main road with narrow cycle lanes and obstructive delivery vehicles.

If this asphalted path were opened up for cycling it would link with The Cut to New Malden station.

Asphalted path parallel to the railway - a little work at the far end would open this up to cycling.

To continue west from The Cut you have to cross the road and the level crossing.

Link to the cycle route to New Malden station - a shame that Melrose Gardens is shown as a dead end at its other end. Roads are not only for cars.

Diversion due to pipe replacement wotk

The Cut - segregated route beside the railway to New Malden station.

The Cut - why does the sign to the station show this as a pedestrian route only?

I think a lot of the cycle route signs in this area have been pushed around.

Contradictory signage - is it a No Entry or a dead end? In fact it's a through route for cyclists (northbound).

Traffic-calming with good cycle bypasses.

Route signs at roundabout

Cycle route signs at roundabout

Deecent cycle parking (also in the distance at the end of the shops)

Limited cycle parking at Sainsbury's Local at Norbiton station

Double-deck storage space for cars at Kingston Hospital, but very little provision for cycling.

Traffic-free route past St Agatha's School - but a link along the northern edge of the playing feilds to the crossing on Park Road would give even better access for pupils.

Traffic-free route past St Agatha's School

Two types of cycle parking at St Agatha's School - covered stands to the left and two sets of wheelbenders to the right.

Traffic-free route past St Agatha's School

Artifical and unnecessary barrier.

Excellent new cycle shop and café between Ham and Kingston

New racks in a refreshed area, but the expansive Willow tree has been severely pruned.

Half-width cycle lanes in the dooring-zone lead into pavement build outs.

Just been reminded of the gross lack of situational awareness exhibited by this cycleway... https://t.co/3sodJeIW7D https://t.co/xEoWZg4QyH

@RichmondCycling kingston's preparing for the weekend cycle event by blocking the cycle path over the bridge! #lunacy http://t.co/5b8v0QsUzy

New cycle link?

Cyclists on NCN route 4 are diverted off the riverside route into Kingston here.

More cycle parking needed in Kingston on a sunny Saturday morning! Mamils like cycling to cafés.

Under the new plans for Portsmouth Road, 600 metres of Portsmouth Road will be fully segregated, running from the junction with South Lane to the one with Palace Road. Beyond that, and running to the junction with Brighton Road, a 700 metre ... [more]

Heading towards Tolworth the segregated cycle track ends at the car sales place. Cyclists have the legal options of dismounting and walking or to cycle on the road.

Cycle parking at Tolworth station. Busy for a November day.

The Tolworth Greenway newly completed in November 2013. The green stripey bit in the middle of the carriageways can be cycled on. It is shared with pedestrians who are mostly crossing from one side to the other.

Public bike pump in Kingston upon Thames

Parking (slightly bent) at the YMCA in Kingston upon Thames, which claimed to have bikes to rent but didn't have anything serviceable.

Covered cycle racks near where one of my sisters works at KT9 2GY

Filtered permeability for any active travellers. Helps bypass the disgraceful surface on the Thames path (NCN4/Eurovelo2) on the other side of Canbury Gardens, as well as linking North Kingston to the shopping centre along quiet streets.

A big building visible from New Malden station. (Apologies that this doesn't appear to have any direct connection to Cycling, but I'm using to make a point about architecture.)

Good perspective on the bikes parked outside New Malden station.

Mind the Gap - the latest poster campaign in the London Borough of Kingston on Thames.

The Royal Borough of Kingston aka Kingston Council, ('Biking Borough' and bidder for 'Mini-Holland' funding), has installed NO CYCLING signs at each end of the path that goes through Fairfield Recreation Ground. The local neighbourhood comm ... [more]

Kingston's bike pump by Cyclehoop in Clarence Street by Little Wood Street. The Kingston Cycling Campaign (KCC) was awarded an 'Environment Grant' from the council. We said that better pressure in tyres makes cycling easier and helps preven ... [more]

Fairfield West looking south. Local NIMBYs claim that this is a 'perfectly good' cycle lane and that a path across the middle of the Fairfield is not needed. Because parking is allowed on the west side of the road and the remaining road spa ... [more]

Fairfield path looking south from Fairfield Road end. Some people have objected to the council creating a segregated 2m for cycles/ 2.5m for pedestrians or shared use path. You can see that the existing path is not wide enough for the exist ... [more]

View of Fairfield Path looking north from Fairfield South. Some people have objected to the creation of a wider footway and a segregated cycle path. You can see how much width is actually used now. The path is not wide enough as it is.

Lower Ham Road

Traffic calming and car parking on this narrow bit of Lower Ham Road.

Kings Road, Kingston

No right of way between these streets - but it is possible to wheel a bike through

No right of way between these streets - but it is possible to wheel a bike through

A cycle route might be useful here.

Two way for bikes under this bridge.

A handy cycle two-way route under the railway. See also #27286

Sheffield stands squeezed in where possible outside New Malden station

Start of The Cut, a good route alongside the railway, opposite New Malden station

Covered cycle parking opposite New Malden station, at the start of The Cut, a good cycle route alongside the railway.

No signs at all where the Thames Cycle Route turns left off the road here.[fixed by 2016]

Cyclists on the Thames Cycle Route are supposed to keep to the right. Quite a few go through the park to the left.

Traffic-free route through new development in Kingston

NCN route 4 diverted away from Kingston's riverside.

Cycling paramedic patrolling Kingston's riverside

Cyclists on the Thames Path should keep to the left. Most don't.

This quiet dead-end is planned to become a through route to a construction site and then to a new housing development on the closed Latchmere House Remand Centre. [now it's 2016 and some other access seems to have been found]

A feeble design bicycle 'tast-rack' parking facility outside the surgery. It doesn't properly support the bike and there's not enough distance between it and the planter. And it's made from galvanised steel not stainless steel. Other than ... [more]

Cycleway to Canbury Gardens

Cycle way, cycle parking, cycle route signage and roadworks.

Cycleway in Kingston

The Olympic cycle races passed through this tunnel - but its a very intimidating environment combining heavy fast traffic and noise intensified by claustrophobia. Signed cycle routes navigate around it.

Canbury Gardens - where there seems to be reluctant acceptance of cycling.

Useful cycle cut through of a road closure.

Kings Road speed cushion

Speed cushion on Kings Road

Kings Road with Traffic Calming

Park Hill School wishing good luck to our cycling team 2012. Some of the cycling events for London 2012 Olympics passed through here.

Some cycle racks in Kingston upon Thames

A view of New Malden's Coombe Road from a train.

A view of the cycle access to Poplar Grove from a stationary train.

A homezone near Norbiton station.

Cycle parking racks just outside the platform at Norbiton Station. See also #36529.

Covered cycle parking at Norbiton station. See also #36529.

A £25 refundable deposit gives you access to this covered secure cycle parking compound. It seems to be an excellent facility, and there is generally quite a lot of cycle parking on this side of the station - from where city-bound trains l ... [more]

Signs indicate need for cycle parking and there's some dead space here.

The cycle lane here is pleasingly wide, but narrows very significantly further up the hill.

"Look out for me" and there's a stick drawing of a person on a bike. This seems to be the latest campaign in Kingston Borough to remind drivers about cyclists.

Excellent covered cycle parking at Norbiton Station.

This quiet street has a cut-through at the end.

Coombe Lane West

Coombe Lane West

A pinch point on Coombe Lane West

Coombe Lane

Cars accelerate to overtake in a race to get to the pinch point first.

The road sign 'YOUR SPEED' momentarily displays the speed of oncoming vehicles in mph. It then switches to a happy if the recorded speed is less than or equal to 30 mph, otherwise a sad smiley is shown, as here.

In order to get onto Coombe Lane we have to pass through this private office development.

'Cycleway' parallel to the A3 (we think)

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