Major cycle and walking route officially opened in Kingston

Kieran Howells
Major cycle and walking route officially opened in Kingston

Kingston Council is celebrating the completion of improvement works to Portsmouth Road and the Queen’s Promenade as part of the Go Cycle scheme this Saturday.

Over the past 15 months the council has been transforming the one-mile stretch of road, as part of a £30 million investment by Transport for London and the Mayor of London to improve walking and cycling routes and revitalise public spaces in the borough.

The Portsmouth Road scheme is one of ten routes that form the borough’s Go Cycle programme to help create healthy streets and change the way people in the borough travel.

Following the success of the scheme, Kingston Council is this month beginning construction works at Kingston Station to transform walking and cycling links between the station and the historic town centre.

To mark the completion of the Portsmouth Road works and the arrival of spring the council is hosting a Portsmouth Road family fun day. The opening event will feature family activity including face painting, a bike market, cycle rides and penny farthing displays to celebrate the rich history of cycling in the borough.

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