Today’s announcement by Mayor of London Boris Johnson that the ‘mini-Hollands’ cyclists programme will include a Thames Riverside Boardway may raise fears of more conflict between cyclists and walkers.
The Boardway is planned for Kingston and will be cyclist only. “Pedestrians will be restricted to the existing path on the river-bank,” states the consultation document. This will be possible by placing the Boardway partly on floating structures.
Cyclists will be able to cross the river alongside the railway bridge from the Teddington/Hampton Wick bank and continue south past Kingston Bridge where the Thames Path crosses. So cyclists and the Thames Path will be parallel for only the very short distance between the two Kingston crossings.