The Royal Parks Movement Strategy (closes today - 14 July)

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  • It’s a shame part of Richmond Park is going to reopen to allow through traffic. It’s been bliss in the park both as a a cyclist and a pedestrian. Even the noise reduction is noticeable compared to how it was precovid.

  • Started with this..

    The Royal Parks is embarking on an exciting and ambitious journey to
    develop a Movement Strategy that will influence movement and
    transportation throughout our parks and London

    Our park roads are not intended to be commuter through-routes for
    motor vehicles

    ..and ended with re-opening a rat run.

    Perhaps the trial could fail in such a way that they would have to extend the trial to test closing the rat run but I bet they'd rather declare the closed sections a failure and just go back to status quo.

    I'd be interested to see all of these in map form if anyone comes across any.
    Edit: here is Richmond Park..
    https://twitter.com/RichmondCycling/stat­us/1293107659940466688

  • Hmmm, it seems odd to open a rat run that has a perfectly good road as an alternative (Richmond Road from Ktown to Richmond).

    I've got conflicts of interest everywhere as I live just off the Richmond Road. The benefit to me, is that road may be slightly quieter if people can go through the park instead. Crossing it with kids is rarely relaxing and maybe thats been worse post lock-down due to RP remaining closed plus no one getting the bus.

    Also, why is Ham gate open to cars? Almost no cars use it anyway, and acessing the park from there has no real benefit. Would be sensible to close it so people can freely enjoy whizzing down that hill, although having the gates open at the bottom will be nice.

  • Re. Richmond Park, it's misleading that this is being presented as an improvement for walking and cycling etc whereas it's actually significant step backwards towards the pre-covid situation. I noticed recently how even a small increase in car traffic (drivers going to the car parks between Kingston and Richmond) has such an adverse impact on the experience in the park.

  • Goes absolutely nowhere to discourage ratrunners, or anywhere to encouraging people to treat it like an actual... park.

  • Seem intent on trying everything but fixing the actual issue.

    Here are the details. I've suggested they install ANPR on the gates, that way they can solve car parking and rat running all at once ;)

    How to provide feedback on the proposals
    To make a submission to the proposed implementation of parking charges in Richmond and Bushy Parks please do so before the close of consultation on 01 November 2020 via the following channels:

    Online questionnaire
    https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/parking­charges-consult

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The Royal Parks Movement Strategy (closes today - 14 July)

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