North Kingston Healthy Streets

Closes 29 Jul 2024

Opened 29 Jan 2024


one way street sign credit images: vision is to create a cleaner, greener Kingston and our streets play a major role in this plan. We want everyone to feel our streets are spaces where they can breathe clean air, walk safely and feel connected to the local community.

For several years, residents living on King’s Road, particularly the part between Park Road and Queens Road, have expressed concern about the traffic conditions in the area. We have previously engaged with communities to find a solution and considered data collected in the neighbourhood. 

On 6 June 2023, the Kingston and North Kingston Neighbourhood Committee agreed to trial an Experimental Traffic Management Order (ETMO) to address road safety issues, tackle congestion, reduce speeding and conflict between cars and cyclists, reduce through traffic and improve wider road safety by:

  • Making King’s Road, between Queens Road and Park Road, one way, towards Queens Road with cyclists permitted to cycle in both directions.
  • Making New Road one way towards Park Road, with cycling permitted in the same direction as traffic flow only. 
  • Installing six speed humps - three in King’s Road and three in New Road to slow down all vehicles. 
  • Removing one parking space on Park Road, to improve visibility for drivers and cyclists when they’re looking right at the bottom of New Road

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Click the top-left icon to remove the toolbar and view the full plan. You can download this plan, showing the changes, from the Related section at the bottom of this webpage. 

Also available to download is data from traffic surveys in 2019 and 2022. During the trial we will carry out a further survey to compare it to these figures to understand the impact from the scheme on the surrounding roads to help inform future decision making. When looking at this data, PSL stands for Posted Speed Limit. 

Both roads are too narrow to accommodate two way traffic comfortably which has been leading to conflict between different road users. The trial scheme aims to address this and make the road safer for drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and visitors to Richmond Park. The trial can be in place up to 18 months from the date the ETMO starts. 

The trial will now commence on 29 January 2024. The ETMO engagement and consultation process launch on the same date. 

Share your views

You can comment on any aspect of the scheme during the lifetime of the experimental traffic management order. 

You can do this using the survey below. Your comments will help us understand your day-to-day experience of the scheme and also help us assess if we need to make any changes during the lifetime of the trial. 

If you wish to formally register your support or objection to the scheme, you can do this by emailing, or by writing to us at Traffic Order Section, Guildhall 2, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1EU using the reference ‘P335 – King’s Road and New Road’. Any formal objection or comment you make in this way, must be considered by the Neighbourhood Committee in making any decision about the future of the scheme. Please see link below.

Next steps

Once the scheme is in place, data and feedback will be gathered and presented at the Kingston and North Kingston Neighbourhood Committee within the next 18 months. The Committee will then make a decision on whether to keep or remove the scheme and we will feedback what you said and what we did. 

If you have any questions, or need any of the information in a different format, please get in touch with us by emailing or by calling the council's contact centre on 020 8547 5000 and ask for a member of the Highways Engagement and Commissioning team to call you back. 

Why your views matter

We want to know what you think of the trial and understand your day-to-day experience of the scheme. Your comments will also help us decide if we need to make any changes during the trial of the scheme and help shape decisions and solutions about the future of the scheme.   


Share your views


  • Kingston Gate


  • Anyone from any background


  • Highways and Transport