With more people cycling in London, The Royal Parks is working hard to improve facilities for cyclists; as it is a sustainable form of transport and a great way to enjoy the parks. This includes looking at more cycle parking, better signage and the improvement of existing cycling routes within the parks.

The Royal Parks, The Mayor's Office, Transport for London (TfL) and Local Authorities are upgrading cycle routes and facilities as part of the Central London Grid, Quietways, and Cycle Superhighways (funded by Transport for London).

The Royal Parks has adopted The Pathway Code of Conduct as part of our continued Considerate Cycling Campaign. The code encourages cyclists to be considerate, be safe, be seen and heard, be polite and to stay on track.

The Royal Parks will continue to run its Considerate Cycling programme during 2014, with cycling events located in many of the parks throughout the summer. Details can be found on the What's On section of the website, as they are confirmed. Yet again The Royal Parks hosted a section of the Tour de France in 2014.

The Royal Parks has signed up to the Mayor's Vision for Cycling published in 2013. We are now working with Transport for London (TfL), Local Authorities and Canal & River Trust as a delivery partner for the Central London Cycling Grid. TfL are also working on Cycle Superhighway 11 which will cross The Regent's Park and East-West Cycle Superhighway that will connect across Hyde Park, the Green Park and St James's Park.

Cycle routes are now in every Royal Park with the exception of Primrose Hill, so, you can bring your bike along to all the parks. London Cycle Hire facilities are provided throughout Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and The Regent's Park in addition to facilities located close to Roehampton Gate in Richmond Park. Anyone, whatever their ability or mobility, can become a cyclist using a special cycle and with the aid of a "pilot" who might be a carer, a friend, a family member or a Companion Cycling volunteer. Companion Cycling is a project which enables people who are unable to ride "solo" to enjoy cycling in the lovely environment of Bushy Park.

Of course considerate cycling is all about awareness and respect for fellow park visitors and the wildlife. With 27 miles of cycle routes and 32 miles of road to cycle on in the parks it should be remembered that pedestrians have priority on all pathways.

The Royal Parks has to balance the needs and expectations of all visitors. To retain a high quality visitor experience all signage and road markings are kept to a minimum. Most of the signs are specially designed for the parks so that they are not visually intrusive or distracting - helping people to enjoy the sensitive ecological and historic landscapes.

Greenwich Park

Blackheath Gates have been significantly improved for cyclists with wider gates and a central gate that can be accessed by cyclists prior to the park being opened to motorised vehicles. Visibility has been improved at this junction into the park.

A feasibility study has been produced for improvements to the junction as a whole for safety and access across Blackheath. The proposals would improve this entrance visually and aim to reduce cycling accidents at this junction (funded by TfL Greenways).

Bower Avenue has been opened as a shared-use cycle route connecting Blackheath Avenue with Great Cross Avenue and cycle route to Vanburgh Gate (funded by TfL Greenways).

Richmond Park

A new shared-use cycle path has been constructed linking Robin Hood Gate to Chohole Gate running parallel to the A3. The route runs along the side of the golf course and has a bridge over the Beverley Brook (funded by TfL Greenways).

Three bridges on the Tamsin Trail have been upgraded to make the wider and easier for cyclists and pedestrians to use.

The entrance of Pembroke Lodge where the Tamsin Trail runs between the Lodge and the Car Park has been improved. There is more space for cyclists and pedestrians to circulate safely and accessible car parking spaces have been clearly marked.

Kensington Gardens

Planning applications have been submitted to Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster City Council to improve the entrance to Kensington Gardens from Black Lion Gate and Palace Gate.

Work has been undertaken by Westminster City Council to implement these improvements though the modification of the crossing on Bayswater Road in partnership with The Royal Parks.

Regent's Park

We have undertaken a feasibility study to assess possible improvements to the Gloucester Gate entrance to the park. We are working closely with TfL, Camden Council and Westminster City Council to look at improvements to the whole of the Outer Circle as part of the Cycle Superhighway 11 proposals.

The Canal and River Trust are drawing up proposals to improve access to the towpath from Prince Albert Road.

St James's Park and the Green Park

TfL are drawing up proposals to introduce the East West Cycle Superhighway through both parks.

All parks

The Royal Parks is working with TfL to improve the cycle signage throughout the parks.


Future Plans for Cycling in The Royal Parks

With more people cycling in London, The Royal Parks is working hard to improve facilities for cyclists; as it is a sustainable form of transport and a great way to enjoy the parks. This includes looking at more cycle parking, better signage and the improvement of existing cycling routes within the parks.

The Royal Parks, The Mayor's Office, Transport for London (TfL) and Local Authorities are upgrading cycle routes and facilities as part of the Central London Grid, Quietways, and Cycle Superhighways (funded by Transport for London).

The Royal Parks has adopted The Pathway Code of Conduct as part of our continued Considerate Cycling Campaign. The code encourages cyclists to be considerate, be safe, be seen and heard, be polite and to stay on track.

The Royal Parks will continue to run its Considerate Cycling programme during 2014, with cycling events located in many of the parks throughout the summer. Details can be found on the What's On section of the website, as they are confirmed. Yet again The Royal Parks hosted a section of the Tour de France in 2014.

The Royal Parks has signed up to the Mayor's Vision for Cycling published in 2013. We are now working with Transport for London (TfL), Local Authorities and Canal & River Trust as a delivery partner for the Central London Cycling Grid. TfL are also working on Cycle Superhighway 11 which will cross The Regent's Park and East-West Cycle Superhighway that will connect across Hyde Park, the Green Park and St James's Park.

Cycle routes are now in every Royal Park with the exception of Primrose Hill, so, you can bring your bike along to all the parks. London Cycle Hire facilities are provided throughout Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and The Regent's Park in addition to facilities located close to Roehampton Gate in Richmond Park. Anyone, whatever their ability or mobility, can become a cyclist using a special cycle and with the aid of a "pilot" who might be a carer, a friend, a family member or a Companion Cycling volunteer. Companion Cycling is a project which enables people who are unable to ride "solo" to enjoy cycling in the lovely environment of Bushy Park.

Of course considerate cycling is all about awareness and respect for fellow park visitors and the wildlife. With 27 miles of cycle routes and 32 miles of road to cycle on in the parks it should be remembered that pedestrians have priority on all pathways.

The Royal Parks has to balance the needs and expectations of all visitors. To retain a high quality visitor experience all signage and road markings are kept to a minimum. Most of the signs are specially designed for the parks so that they are not visually intrusive or distracting - helping people to enjoy the sensitive ecological and historic landscapes.

Greenwich Park

Blackheath Gates have been significantly improved for cyclists with wider gates and a central gate that can be accessed by cyclists prior to the park being opened to motorised vehicles. Visibility has been improved at this junction into the park.

A feasibility study has been produced for improvements to the junction as a whole for safety and access across Blackheath. The proposals would improve this entrance visually and aim to reduce cycling accidents at this junction (funded by TfL Greenways).

Bower Avenue has been opened as a shared-use cycle route connecting Blackheath Avenue with Great Cross Avenue and cycle route to Vanburgh Gate (funded by TfL Greenways).

Richmond Park

A new shared-use cycle path has been constructed linking Robin Hood Gate to Chohole Gate running parallel to the A3. The route runs along the side of the golf course and has a bridge over the Beverley Brook (funded by TfL Greenways).

Three bridges on the Tamsin Trail have been upgraded to make the wider and easier for cyclists and pedestrians to use.

The entrance of Pembroke Lodge where the Tamsin Trail runs between the Lodge and the Car Park has been improved. There is more space for cyclists and pedestrians to circulate safely and accessible car parking spaces have been clearly marked.

Kensington Gardens

Planning applications have been submitted to Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster City Council to improve the entrance to Kensington Gardens from Black Lion Gate and Palace Gate.

Work has been undertaken by Westminster City Council to implement these improvements though the modification of the crossing on Bayswater Road in partnership with The Royal Parks.

Regent's Park

We have undertaken a feasibility study to assess possible improvements to the Gloucester Gate entrance to the park. We are working closely with TfL, Camden Council and Westminster City Council to look at improvements to the whole of the Outer Circle as part of the Cycle Superhighway 11 proposals.

The Canal and River Trust are drawing up proposals to improve access to the towpath from Prince Albert Road.

St James's Park and the Green Park

TfL are drawing up proposals to introduce the East West Cycle Superhighway through both parks.

All parks

The Royal Parks is working with TfL to improve the cycle signage throughout the parks.

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With more people cycling in London, The Royal Parks is working hard to improve facilities for cyclists; as it is a sustainable form of transport and a great way to enjoy the parks. This includes looking at more cycle parking, better signage and the improvement of existing cycling routes within the parks.

The Royal Parks, The Mayor's Office, Transport for London (TfL) and Local Authorities are upgrading cycle routes and facilities as part of the Central London Grid, Quietways, and Cycle Superhighways (funded by Transport for London).

The Royal Parks has adopted The Pathway Code of Conduct as part of our continued Considerate Cycling Campaign. The code encourages cyclists to be considerate, be safe, be seen and heard, be polite and to stay on track.

The Royal Parks will continue to run its Considerate Cycling programme during 2014, with cycling events located in many of the parks throughout the summer. Details can be found on the What's On section of the website, as they are confirmed. Yet again The Royal Parks hosted a section of the Tour de France in 2014.

The Royal Parks has signed up to the Mayor's Vision for Cycling published in 2013. We are now working with Transport for London (TfL), Local Authorities and Canal & River Trust as a delivery partner for the Central London Cycling Grid. TfL are also working on Cycle Superhighway 11 which will cross The Regent's Park and East-West Cycle Superhighway that will connect across Hyde Park, the Green Park and St James's Park.

Cycle routes are now in every Royal Park with the exception of Primrose Hill, so, you can bring your bike along to all the parks. London Cycle Hire facilities are provided throughout Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and The Regent's Park in addition to facilities located close to Roehampton Gate in Richmond Park. Anyone, whatever their ability or mobility, can become a cyclist using a special cycle and with the aid of a "pilot" who might be a carer, a friend, a family member or a Companion Cycling volunteer. Companion Cycling is a project which enables people who are unable to ride "solo" to enjoy cycling in the lovely environment of Bushy Park.

Of course considerate cycling is all about awareness and respect for fellow park visitors and the wildlife. With 27 miles of cycle routes and 32 miles of road to cycle on in the parks it should be remembered that pedestrians have priority on all pathways.

The Royal Parks has to balance the needs and expectations of all visitors. To retain a high quality visitor experience all signage and road markings are kept to a minimum. Most of the signs are specially designed for the parks so that they are not visually intrusive or distracting - helping people to enjoy the sensitive ecological and historic landscapes.

Greenwich Park

Blackheath Gates have been significantly improved for cyclists with wider gates and a central gate that can be accessed by cyclists prior to the park being opened to motorised vehicles. Visibility has been improved at this junction into the park.

A feasibility study has been produced for improvements to the junction as a whole for safety and access across Blackheath. The proposals would improve this entrance visually and aim to reduce cycling accidents at this junction (funded by TfL Greenways).

Bower Avenue has been opened as a shared-use cycle route connecting Blackheath Avenue with Great Cross Avenue and cycle route to Vanburgh Gate (funded by TfL Greenways).

Richmond Park

A new shared-use cycle path has been constructed linking Robin Hood Gate to Chohole Gate running parallel to the A3. The route runs along the side of the golf course and has a bridge over the Beverley Brook (funded by TfL Greenways).

Three bridges on the Tamsin Trail have been upgraded to make the wider and easier for cyclists and pedestrians to use.

The entrance of Pembroke Lodge where the Tamsin Trail runs between the Lodge and the Car Park has been improved. There is more space for cyclists and pedestrians to circulate safely and accessible car parking spaces have been clearly marked.

Kensington Gardens

Planning applications have been submitted to Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster City Council to improve the entrance to Kensington Gardens from Black Lion Gate and Palace Gate.

Work has been undertaken by Westminster City Council to implement these improvements though the modification of the crossing on Bayswater Road in partnership with The Royal Parks.

Regent's Park

We have undertaken a feasibility study to assess possible improvements to the Gloucester Gate entrance to the park. We are working closely with TfL, Camden Council and Westminster City Council to look at improvements to the whole of the Outer Circle as part of the Cycle Superhighway 11 proposals.

The Canal and River Trust are drawing up proposals to improve access to the towpath from Prince Albert Road.

St James's Park and the Green Park

TfL are drawing up proposals to introduce the East West Cycle Superhighway through both parks.

All parks

The Royal Parks is working with TfL to improve the cycle signage throughout the parks.