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The big changes planned for Tolworth roundabout

Proposed changes to the (A3) Tolworth Road - Kingston Road junction

Campaigners have criticised the plans for promoting car travel and not helping cut down on pollution.

Proposed changes to Tolworth Roundabout could see bus journeys cut by 11 minutes in the morning rush hour, but campaigners have criticised the plans for promoting car travel and claim that expansion will increase pollution levels.

Transport for London brought forward the plans, which would see a new motor lane created to access the A3 and new developments from the Kingston Road as well as a shared area for walking and cycling in the centre of Kingston Road.

Proposals also included upgrades to the foot-way between the A3 roundabout and Tolworth rail station, new bus stops with the possibility of countdown information, new plants in front of the Hollywood Bowl and Dean Court and an upgraded crossing at Donald Wood Gardens to help cyclists.

TfL also plans to remove the pedestrian subway outside the Hollywood Bowl to allow for the additional left hand lane for traffic. It said that if no changes are made, delays to buses are expected to increase by up to 20 minutes in the morning peak.

Residents were able to submit their views on the plans on TfL's website, but Kingston Cycling Campaign and Kingston Green Councillor, Sharron Sumner, expressed concern that the consultation should have been publicised more widely before it closed on Monday (January 6).

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