Regents Park - Access for Pedestrians and Cyclists

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1370
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will you work with the Royal Parks to improve pedestrian access to Regents Park, specifically through the installation of additional pelican crossings, cycle crossings on parallel routes and 'green' phases at traffic lights?

Answer

Answer for Regents Park - Access for Pedestrians and Cyclists

Answer for Regents Park - Access for Pedestrians and Cyclists

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are good pedestrian facilities on the TLRN in the vicinity of Regents Park, and all crossings in the area are fitted with either tactile cones or audible signals.

With regards to cyclist access and as announced in my Vision for Cycling in London, a new 'Bike Grid' of high-quality, high-volume cycle routes will be delivered within central London. With the agreement of Royal Parks, this grid will include a number of cycle routes in and around the central London parks. These routes will be wide enough to cope with higher volumes of cyclists and designed to reduce conflicts between pedestrians and bikes.

Discussions are currently underway with the London boroughs and other stakeholders including Royal Parks to agree an appropriate route alignment and specific standards of service for the grid. This alignment will be announced later in the year.