New crossing improves access to Kensington Gardens
A new crossing has been installed at an entrance to Kensington Gardens.
The new toucan crossing of Bayswater Road, at Black Lion Gate, enables eastbound cyclists to reach the Broad Walk in Kensington Gardens, which is shared-use for pedestrians and cyclists. A new cycle track along the footway, shown in the photo, allows cyclists to reach the crossing and wait, if necessary, for the green cycle signal.
The crossing at Black Lion Gate
Before the crossing was improved, it was for pedestrians only and far narrower. Most eastbound cyclists entered the park by doing a right turn at the crossing, which could be a difficult manoeuvre.
As a separate project, the Royal Parks have designed changes to the gates at both ends of the Broad Walk, with a view to reducing congestion and conflict between cyclists and pedestrians.
This post was edited by Westminster Cycling Campaign at 08:51am 11 Jul 2014.