Surbiton station to become cycling 'superhub'

Kingston is one of the three London boroughs chosen by the Mayor for a significant share of £100 million to help make our streets as cycle-friendly as Dutch towns. Kingston will receive up to £30 million.

Two major station superhubs are proposed, the largest (2,000 spaces) at Surbiton and a smaller centre at Kingston station (400 spaces). The proposed scheme will also ensure that cycle parking is available at the borough’s other stations. A third superhub (1,000 spaces) is to be provided at Kingston town centre (south), serving major employers including the Council and university campus.

Kingston's winning bid includes:

  • a new town square at Surbiton station, created by relocating the taxi rank and car park
  • cycling ‘superhubs’ at Kingston and Surbiton railway stations, with parking spaces for 750 bikes initially (with future plans to add 1,500 more spaces at Surbiton station and a third 1,000-space hub in Kingston town centre)
  • a fixed, cycle-only boardway between Thameside near John Lewis to Queens Promenade at Town End Parade, with improved boat moorings
  • a new plaza outside Kingston railway station to create more space for cyclists and pedestrians
  • a Dutch-style roundabout at the Fountain, New Malden with segregated cycle lanes
  • a 'bike bypass' on Kingston’s ring road at Wheatfield Way - a 750-metre segregated cycle lane from the railway station to Denmark Road
  • a new cycle route and footpath between New Malden and Raynes Park with connections to central London

Kingston’s bid was supported by local MPs, cycling groups and businesses. Plans will be subject to public consultation and testing.

The announcement sets Kingston up for an exciting year of cycling, which also includes the successful RideLondon event, of which Kingston is a host borough. This year’s RideLondon will come through Kingston on Sunday 10 August – the town will be well and truly open for business.


Great, more cyclists on the pavement at Surbiton station then. Already get cycled into at least once a week - they seem to think the pavement is for them.

Reading this has filled me with joy! We live in Surbiton, and negotiating 3 young children cycling through Kingston gives me hair on my teeth! Cannot wait for cyclists to be given the priority they need for basic survival of an early Saturday Fun ride! :-)

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