Cycle bridge aims to improve access to Twickenham green space Kneller Gardens

A new cycle bridge has opened this week as part of a drive by the London Borough of Richmond to improve access to a green space in Twickenham.

A new cycle bridge over the River Crane in Kneller Gardens, Twickenham, aims to give pedestrians and cyclists better access.

Kingfisher Bridge was opened on Friday (6 November) by local schoolchildren, who came up with the name.

The bridge has been designed and developed by the London Borough of Richmond and funded by Transport for London (TfL), with support from sustainable transport charity Sustrans.

Richmond council's cabinet member for traffic, transport and parking David Trigg said: "This bridge is a smart new addition to Kneller Gardens and will make the area more enjoyable for cyclists to visit. They were formerly expected to get off their bikes to cross the bridge, but now they can ride straight across.

"The gardens have always been popular with cyclists and the council is pleased to be making these improvements, which will encourage more people to get on their bikes and use the cycle route to get around the borough in an environmentally friendly way."

Linked works to widen or create new paths that can be used by cyclists and pedestrians have been taking place since August. The route will be incorporated into TfL's South West Greenways cycle network — a set of routes across green spaces and along lightly used roads across south-west London.

 

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