Two new Go Cycle routes have been approved by Kingston Council – the latest step in the £30million “mini-Holland” scheme.

The Kingston High Street scheme includes plans to create a two-way cycle lane between the existing Portsmouth Road scheme and the town centre.

A new 1.2km walking and cycling path will be created between New Malden train station and the Raynes Park Recreation Ground.

The path will run parallel to the railway line and under the A3 Kingston bypass, avoiding the busy and lengthy alternative routes.

Deputy leader and Go Cycle portfolio holder Councillor Terry Paton said: “During the public consultation on these schemes in the summer we held multiple events with the public and in schools, where we were able to gather helpful feedback from the public which we have listened to and have incorporated into our final plans. It’s pleasing to be able to now progress these schemes that help build the Go Cycle network to keep Kingston moving.”

Along with Portsmouth Road, a one-way segregated cycle path at St Mark’s Hill in Surbiton has also been completed as part of the council and Sadiq Khan’s effort to promote walking and cycling.

Work outside the front of Kingston station and a cycle lane between Wilkos and the Rotunda for the Wheatfield Way scheme has begun, but has been paused over Christmas.

Other schemes to begin construction next year, if the funding is released by Transport for London, are the Kingston to Kingston Vale scheme, the northern section of the Kingston to Tolworth route and the Kingston High Street project.