Green Park cycle path and Constitution Hill
We have yet to hear from Royal Parks what's going on and what the reason for banning cycling is. We certainly hadn't been consulted on it.
It's actually closed until 13 June. This started 13 May, so that's 4 weeks of forcing cyclists into riding with traffic around Hyde Park corner (or a walk through the park!).
I see no reason why the cycle path along Constitution Hill needed to be blocked off - this looks to only be used as a parking area for the construction activity. Did any consideration for cycling safety go into this plan?
I agree with Suz. The closing of Constitution Hill has seriously affected my commute from Paddington to Queen Anne's Gate. I accept that the Jubilee celebrations may require roads to be closed, but why haven't they provided a 'safe' diversion for cyclists?
The diversion that we have to share with the now back-logged traffic is incredibly dangerous and is putting lives at risk.
The narrow lanes along Grosvenor Place and Buckingham Palace Road give no room for cyclists and you either have to weave between cars, hop on the pavement, or wait at the back of a long queue of traffic. None of these is acceptable for a city that claims to put cyclists at the centre of city life.
We need a coned-off lane for bikes only - either along Green Park or on the main diversion route.
Anyone know who has the power to do something about this - the Mayor's office perhaps?
Affected and listening and acting. Royal Parks have been asked, and we have herd nothing as yet, as far as I know.
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