Hyde Park Corner Road safety for cyclists

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/0624
Question By: 
Victoria Borwick
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

There have been a number of collisions that have resulted in minor injuries and nine KSIs around Hyde Park Corner in the last three years. What can TfL do to improve the safety of cyclists at this junction?

Answer

Answer for Hyde Park Corner Road safety for cyclists

Answer for Hyde Park Corner Road safety for cyclists

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Hyde Park Corner is heavily used by cyclists and there is a good level of provision for cyclists wishing to cross the junction.  In the 36 months to the end of October 2013 there have been two collisions resulting in KSI injury and 24 collisions resulting in slight injury to cyclists at Hyde Park Corner. Please note that 2013 data is provisional and subject to change.

In 2012 TfL implemented, as part of the preparations for the 2012 Games, a cycle and pedestrian improvement scheme at Hyde Park Corner junction with Knightsbridge and Duke of Wellington Place. The changes were retained as a legacy improvement.

This scheme provided extensive additional capacity for pedestrians and cyclists at the junction of Hyde Park Corner with Knightsbridge. The existing crossing was widened significantly accommodating the high number of cyclists and allowing them to safely wait at the junction. The cyclist volumes vary by time of day and the majority of cyclists do not use the carriageway at Hyde Park Corner as the crossing allows safe egress from Hyde Park at its junction with Knightsbridge and then onward travel through the Duke of Wellington Arch onto Constitution Hill.

Hyde Park Corner is on the proposed alignment for the East West Cycle Superhighway and further improvements will be considered as part of that programme.