Crystal Palace Park cycling connections

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2519
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

I have seen data from the cycling app Strava which shows the roads around Crystal Palace Park are heavily used by commuter and leisure cyclists. You have stated that the narrow, steep roads in this area make it difficult to provide segregated cycling routes. Will you commit to examining the case for routing safe cycle paths through Crystal Palace Park?

Answer

Answer for Crystal Palace Park cycling connections

Answer for Crystal Palace Park cycling connections

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The current Quietway programme includes a route to Crystal Palace from Elephant and Castle for delivery in 2016 but the park itself is not included in the current programme. 

TfL is in discussions with the London Borough of Bromley about how cycle access through Crystal Palace Park can be improved for future routes beyond the current Quietways programme.  A route through the park would also provide a more pleasant alternative to Anerley Hill and improve cycle access to Crystal Palace station. Any proposed routes will be considered in detail with LB Bromley to ensure that the heritage of the park and the needs of other parks users are taken into account.