Revised Proposals for Riverside Drive and Dukes Avenue, Ham

Closed 8 Dec 2023

Opened 11 Nov 2023

Results updated 22 Jan 2024

Thank you to all those who gave us their views on the proposed speed reduction measures on Riverside Drive and Dukes Avenue. Following consideration of the feedback received, the council has approved recommendations. Details can be found here.


The Council sought views of residents in June 2023 on proposed speed reduction measures in Riverside Drive and Dukes Avenue, Ham.  

Riverside Drive and Dukes Avenue have been highlighted as having unacceptable average speeds for a 20mph speed limit. In light of this, the Council requested Police speed enforcement which they carried out on a number of occasions and unfortunately, they recorded high levels of non-compliance. To overcome these concerns, the Council has successfully secured funding from Transport for London for some speed intervention measures.

Revised Proposals

The results of the consultation indicated that there were general concerns raised from those who responded to the consultation, mainly due to resultant parking loss and parking displacement, limited speed reduction benefits and the overall impact on the street-scene. 

The full report outlining the summary of responses can be found here.

Given the level of objections received, comments were carefully considered, and a new package of measures developed taking key concerns into account. An overview plan of the measures can be viewed here.

You can view drawings of the proposed measures below:

  • Drawing 1 - area between junctions of Ham Street and Ashburnham Road
  • Drawing 2 - area between the junction of Ashburnham Road and pedestrian access to Breamwater Gardens
  • Drawing 3 - area between pedestrian access to Breamwater Gardens and section running parallel to Kingfisher Drive
  • Drawing 4 - area between section running parallel to Kingfisher Drive and junction with Broughton Avenue
  • Drawing 5 - area between the junctions of Broughton Avenue and the A307 Richmond Road

The changes made to the previous proposals include: 

  • Removal of the marked parking bays from the previous consultation – significant concern was expressed regarding the impact on streetscape and lack of speed reduction if not parked in,
  • The introduction of physical chicanes with raised tables to create speed reducing feature and informal crossing point (similar to design on Ham Street),
  • Additional traffic islands with speed cushions to create physical speed reduction features, and
  • All yellow lines proposed have been reviewed and reduced in length where appropriate to reduce the impact on resident parking.

How to Make Representations

The Council is now carrying out a statutory consultation on the revised proposals.  This is being undertaken in conjunction with the advertisement of the necessary Traffic Management Orders and a notice for this will be placed in the Richmond and Twickenham Times advertising the proposals on 11 November 2023.  If you wish to make representation to these proposals, please email . The deadline for representation will be 8 December 23.

What Happens Next?

All representations received during the statutory consultation process will be shared with your ward Councillors and a decision will then be taken on how to proceed. Should works proceed we will aim to start construction early 2024.


  • Ham, Petersham & Richmond Riverside


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  • Richmond Borough