Planning/Richmond Council

Teddington cut from quietway plans

New quieter cycling routes will not be incorporated in Teddington according to the latest proposals from Richmond Council.

The proposed routes are targeting newer, less experienced cyclists who would like to cycle at a gentler pace.

Richmond Council responded to feedback from the public in 2016 and are consulting again this week with funding from Transport for London.

The route comes from the Wandsworth Borough, through Richmond Park and via Ham Gate towards Teddington Lock footbridge.

The council put the decision down to the public’s consultation as 64% said they wouldn’t use the route through Teddington High Street.

Councillor Peter Buckwell, Richmond Council cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “We know that more and more people are turning to cycling for an affordable and healthy way of getting around the Borough.

“We are always looking for viable ways to support those on two wheels.

“This proposed quietway will open up more options for new and infrequent cyclists to take to the streets using less busy roads and some of the most beautiful parts of our Borough. This will encourage greater numbers to visit on foot and by bike.

“We are disappointed that we can’t continue the quietway through Teddington.

“However, we will work with the community and TfL to review what improvements might be possible for Teddington in the next two years.”


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