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'Mini-Holland' cycling schemes "appear to be effective" according to report

The London Assembly has found “mini-Holland” schemes, including Kingston’s Go Cycle project, “appear to be effective”.

Transport for London is yet to publish a comprehensive evaluation of the three programmes allocated £100million in 2014, but Waltham Forest’s early research showed cycling increased by 42 per cent from 2015 to 2016.

London’s walking and cycling commissioner Will Norman told the assembly cycling had doubled along Portsmouth Road in Kingston since the Go Cycle segregated route opened in 2017.

City Hall is spending £100million across six boroughs as part of the Liveable Neighbourhoods programme, effectively a successor to the mini-Holland schemes.

An assembly report released on March 23 emphasised the need to learn lessons from the existing programmes.

Go Cycle construction work is ongoing for four schemes: Surbiton to Kingston, Kingston Station, Wheatfield Way and Kingston to Kingston Vale.

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