Hyde Park Corner Pedestrian and Cylclists Improvements.
A while ago there was a thread on here regarding the road works at Hyde Park Corner. As a result of this I wrote to Tfl and got the following reply. Looks like this will help everyone when finished.
Dear Mr Whitehouse
Thank you for your correspondence to the Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) regarding Hyde Park Corner.
With reference to your query, we can confirm that the cycle path at Hyde Park Corner is not being terminated. Instead, the area will now be a shared use area for both pedestrians and cyclists. Please see attached plan showing the measures to be implemented.
The scheme at Hyde Park Corner aims to increase the capacity and the safety of pedestrians and cyclists using the crossing points. The scheme will introduce shared footpath and cycle path areas on the northern footway and also to the central island. The size of the crossing points across the junction will be greatly increased to accommodate the significant numbers of cyclists and pedestrians using the area.
The junction had been previously identified as not having the capacity to deal with the large volume of pedestrians and cyclists and these measures are designed to deal with that shortfall. The scheme is not taking away cycle capacity through the junction, but looks to cater for all road users at this heavily trafficked junction. The proposed measures are to current design standards for shared areas and the scheme has been reviewed and accepted by independent road safety auditors and has the support of Westminster City Council.
Thank you again for your correspondence and if you require any other assistance please feel free to contact me.