Have your say on cycle improvements along Strawberry Vale

Following the success of the protected cycle lane on Kew Road, residents are invited to have their say on proposed cycle improvements along Strawberry Vale, Twickenham Road and Manor Road in Twickenham.  

The A310 road links Twickenham town centre with both Ham and Kingston and has been identified by Transport for London as a top strategic cycle route in London.  

Whilst there are some existing cycle lanes along the A310 Strawberry Vale Road, the scheme has been proposed because of its importance in linking areas of the borough and because of the number of road traffic collisions involving cyclists. 

The proposed scheme aims to provide safer cycle lanes in both directions and includes some areas of full and light segregated cycle lanes where possible.  

The proposal divides the stretch of road into sections with suggested measures that include: 

  • Widening stretches of the cycle lane by placing parking partly onto the pavement (there will be sufficient pavement width remaining to ensure there is no negative impact on pedestrians) 
  • Improved cycle lane facility with light segregation by installing wands and armadillos  
  • Double yellow line waiting restrictions ‘at any time’ 
  • Fully segregated off carriageway cycle facility 

The scheme aims to have minimal impact on existing parking, bus stops, driveways and pedestrian facilities. 

Residents near to the proposed improvements will have received a letter and can access the consultation and a detailed plan of the proposed scheme online. The consultation closes on Friday 30th July. 

If you require any further information or need to request a paper questionnaire or another format please contact us on 020 8891 1411, alternatively email trafficandengineering@richmond.gov.uk 

Cllr Alexander Ehmann, Chair of the Transport and Air Quality Committee for Richmond Council, said: 

“The proposed cycle scheme for Strawberry Vale is similar to the protected cycle lane we introduced on Kew Road last year, which has since seen a huge increase in users and a positive impact on cars reducing their speeds. We hope that safer, wider and segregated cycle lanes along Strawberry Vale will have the same results, allowing more people to make journeys by bicycle so that we can all benefit from improved air quality and road safety.” 

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