Bradford Drive to Stoneleigh Park Road

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What’s the problem?

Crossing Kingston Road SW-NE from Bradford Drive to Stoneleigh Park Road is not a problem. But, in the opposite direction, traffic has to turn left from Stoneleigh Park Road into Kingston Road towards Beggar’s Hill: it cannot turn right towards Bradford Drive. This is very inconvenient for cyclists.

What’s the solution?

Surrey originally proposed that SW-bound cyclists should share the footway outside the shops on the north corner of Stoneleigh Park Road – see picture below.

Stoneleigh Park Road – north corner with Kingston Road

But this proposal failed a safety audit because of the risk of collision between cyclists and people emerging from the shops.

We are therefore proposing a different scheme whereby SW-bound cyclists would use the dead space planted with bollards along the NW side of Stoneleigh Park Road at the approach to Kingston Road – see photo below.

Stoneleigh Park Road – approach to Kingston Road

It would then be necessary to reduce the width of the flower bed between Kingston Road and the service road in order to create a contraflow cycle lane.