Greenwich Park could be closed to through traffic permanently.
The Royal Parks charity is inviting residents, park visitors and partners to express their views on plans to create new spaces for park visitors and reduce the volume of cut-through vehicle traffic in the parks.
The consultation is now open and runs until January 10 next year.
The charity began five trials across six of the royal parks to close sections of roads on August 15. This includes making The Mall car-free at weekends during daylight hours and opening up new car-free spaces for visitors to enjoy the natural environment.
The trials will last six months, ending in February 2021.
Drivers can park in car parks as usual, although access routes to certain car parks are restricted. These trials follow the launch of The Royal Parks’ Movement Strategy in February.
Other planned changes are:
- Hyde Park:A full-time closure to motor vehicle traffic in North Carriage Drive. An additional trial of an extended closure in South Carriage Drive (between Prince of Wales Gate and Queen Elizabeth Gate) on Saturdays, in addition to the current Sunday closures.
- St James’s Park and The Green Park:Closing The Mall and Constitution Hill to motor vehicle traffic on Saturdays until dusk, in addition to the regular Sunday and Bank Holiday closures.
A Royal Parks spokesman said: “We would like to make sure everyone, including residents, visitors and our partners, has a chance to share their views on these important trials and we urge everyone to take part in the consultation, between now and January.”
Pictured top: Greenwich Park
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