Mini-Holland bid

Twickenham could still become a 'mini Holland' with improved access for cyclists following the submission of a £36m funding bid to Transport for London (TfL)

Earlier this year the Mayor of London and TfL announced that £100m would be available to share between up to four outer London boroughs to help transform cycling in key town centres.

Following a review of all the submissions, TfL shortlisted Richmond Council as one of the potential benefactors of the funding and the Council was invited to refine the initial proposals.

The original bid was based on an ambitious programme of aspirations for Twickenham and the wider borough. Over the past few weeks the Council has worked with local stakeholders, including Richmond Cycling Club and South West Trains, to enhance the proposals, to ensure that they are not only feasible but also inline with local priorities and the needs of cyclists in the area.

The final proposal is now being submitted to TfL, and includes:

  • Improved cycle permeability through Twickenham town centre.
  • A new Commuter Route on the A316
  • The construction of railside cycle routes from Hampton to Twickenham Town Centre
  • A new 'quiet way' between Kew and Putney to provide an alternative route to the A205 for cyclists.

Should the bid be successful, extensive consultation and discussion with both residents and stakeholders will be carried out.

Download the stage two bid for funding(pdf, 39667KB)

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Updated: 13 March 2014