Road closures to reduce traffic in Royal parks to be made permanent – standard.co.uk
Road closures designed to reduce traffic in several Royal parks are to be made permanent, it was announced on Tuesday.
Trial schemes that were introduced in Richmond Park, Greenwich Park and Bushy Park in August 2020 are to be retained after winning public support, the Royal parks charity, which runs the parks, said.
The Saturday closures of The Mall and Constitution Hill – making the ceremonial route beside Buckingham Palace traffic-free throughout the weekend – will also be retained, but more research will be done prior to a decision on whether to make this permanent.
Similarly, the Saturday closure of South Carriage Drive in Hyde Park will continue, pending a decision from Transport for London on whether to retain the Park Lane cycle lane.
However, motorists will continue to be able to drive through part of Richmond Park – the Kingston Gate to Richmond Gate route on the west of the park – seven days a week, despite the concerns of cycling campaigners