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In August 2020, The Royal Parks launched a series of traffic-related trials across five parks to reduce the impact of cut-through traffic, improve the park visitor experience and open new spaces for park visitors to enjoy.

The Royal Parks will keep the measures in place for the coming year while we monitor additional data to ensure that we have a clear picture of the impact of the schemes before determining whether they should be made permanent.

View the Movement Strategy extension announcement, below


View the full set of consultation summary reports

Click on the park icons below to see the individual projects

Bushy ParkSt. James's Park and The Green ParkGreenwich ParkRichmond ParkHyde Park and Kensington Gardens

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What is the Movement Strategy?

The Movement Strategy sets a long-term vision for how park visitors will move within, access and subsequently experience the parks.

The strategy includes a comprehensive exploration of all movement and access related issues and opportunities that are relevant to the parks both now and into the foreseeable future.

This includes (but is not limited to) increasing safety for all park users, reducing the impact of vehicle-based traffic and reducing conflict between different users.

We have formally adopted the Royal Parks’ Movement Strategy and have announced five trial projects that are to be launched across the estate, all of which aim to reduce the amount of cut-through traffic in the parks.

Individual Park Projects

  • In Bushy Park, removing all through traffic with a partial road closure between Teddington and Hampton Court Gates
  • In St James’s and The Green Park, closing The Mall and Constitution Hill to traffic on Saturdays until dusk, in addition to the regular Sunday closures
  • In Greenwich Park, a full-time closure of the Avenue to cut-through vehicle traffic
  • In Hyde Park, trial closures of North Carriage Drive permanently, and South Carriage Drive on Saturdays, in addition to the regular Sunday closures
  • In Richmond Park, on weekdays, restricting all through-traffic between Broomfield Hill Car Park and Robin Hood Car Park and a full-time closure of the vehicle link between Sheen Gate and Sheen Cross. Additionally, on weekends and public holidays the trial will restrict all cut-through traffic between Roehampton, Sheen and Richmond Gates to create a quiet zone on the north side of the park.

Please see the final Strategy and Implementation Plan below.

Engagement results

Throughout this process, we have asked the public for feedback around the development of our Movement Strategy. Please see the summary of the results on our Background Documents page, below.

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