Cycling in Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2401
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In your answer to my question (MQT 1800 / 2012) on cycling in Cutty Sark Gardens, you say that TfL will be raising the issue with RB Greenwich. Was it assumed that people could cycle through Cutty Sark Gardens when TfL awarded LIP funding to build the east-west east-west route through the naval college, which now terminates at the park? Was TfL money used to finance the Sustrans National Cycle Network routeing via the Thamespath from Deptford which now comes to a halt at Cutty Sark Gardens?

Answer

Answer for Cycling in Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich

Answer for Cycling in Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL can confirm that funding has been provided in the past to support the introduction of the east-west and the Thames Path routes to which you refer. Support for these projects was provided in the knowledge that cyclists are currently required to dismount through Cutty Sark Gardens. 

However, I am pleased to report that TfL has raised this with RB Greenwich and they have agreed to re-examine the by-law banning cycling in Cutty Sark Gardens.  The Borough will establish a working group to look at the issues involved, together with gathering more data on the number of cyclists/pedestrians in the area. I am particularly keen to see progress on this in the light of the success of London 2012 and to build on the sustainable transport legacy that it has provided.